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August 27, 2007 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Jim Thome first walked onto the field at Citizens Bank Park, he had a sensation akin to that of a very hungry man entering a bakery and picking up the scent of a buttercream layer cake. Something was in the air, and he knew he was going to like it. Thome, who hit 47 home runs in 2003, the Phillies' last year at the Vet, still remembers that first batting practice, on April 3, 2004, as the ball club prepared to open its brand-new stadium with an exhibition game. "The ball carried really well," Thome recalled on a June visit with his current team, the Chicago White Sox. Really well.
NEWS
November 22, 2011
The rematch of last season's Flyers Cup AAA championship will take place at Citizens Bank Park on Jan. 4 as part of the Winter Classic festivities. Malvern Prep announced on Tuesday that it would face La Salle at 5 p.m. at the home of the Phillies. The game will be followed by Neumann University vs. Penn State. In last year's Flyers Cup, the Explorers downed Malvern Prep, 3-2, in overtime at the Wells Fargo Center, before falling to Pittsburgh's Upper St. Clair in the state final.
SPORTS
May 14, 2014 | By Jake Kaplan, Daily News Staff Writer
IN THE 2 1/2 years since he last played with the Phillies, Raul Ibanez has been a playoff hero for the Yankees, experienced a third stint with the Mariners and, at the age of 41, signed a 1-year deal with the Angels. He has not, however, been back to Citizens Bank Park. The Yankees didn't visit South Philly in 2012, nor did the Mariners last season, so tonight is Ibanez's first game back in town since he left. He's looking forward to it. "I think it will be great to get back there," he said before a recent game against Washington at Nationals Park.
SPORTS
April 2, 2013 | BY KIMBERLY SLAVEN, Daily News Staff Writer
THE PHILLIES play the Kansas City Royals on Friday in the 2013 home opener. Here's a guide to the 2013 season down at Citizens Bank Park. NEW FOOD * Federal Donuts (Ashburn Alley): Indulge in Philly's latest food sensation: fried chicken and doughnuts. * Alley Brewing Company (Ashburn Alley): A beer garden has finally made its way to the ballpark, featuring Alley Brewing Company Lager, made exclusively for Citizens Bank Park. * Gluten-Free Stand (Behind Section 136)
SPORTS
March 29, 2013 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
The Phillies will play two exhibition games this weekend against the Toronto Blue Jays at Citizens Bank Park. Friday's game begins at 7:05 p.m. Ashburn Alley opens at 4:35 p.m. and gates open at 5:35. Friday's game will be on The Comcast Network. Saturday's game is 1:05 p.m., with Ashburn Alley opening at 10:35 a.m. and gates opening at 11:05 a.m. Saturday's game will be on PHL17. Both games will be on WPHT (1210-AM) and WIP (94.1-FM). Tickets are available for both games, at www.phillies.com or by calling 215-463-1000.
SPORTS
October 6, 2008
Expect the price for tickets to the National League Championship Series at Citizens Bank Park, at least on the secondary market, to jump more than 50 percent from their average for the previous series. StubHub suggested last Thursday that the average price for a Phillies ticket for the NLCS would be $222. Tickets into the NLDS at the park averaged around $145. Dodgers tickets, as of last Thursday's report, figured to sell for an average of $142. Tickets to see the Rays, if they advance, will average $105.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2012 | Chuck Darrow
Outlet: Hatfield Grill, behind sections 135 and 136. We went: Pregame, 6:13 p.m. Wait: None. Order: The No. 2, a double cheeseburger with a side of fries. Cost: $8.50. Phindings: As the Phoodmeister strolled the concourse at Citizens Bank Park earlier this week, he pondered a heretofore unpondered question: Can you get a decent hamburger in our red-spattered slice of baseball heaven? We sought our answer at the establishment named, of course, for the venerable purveyor of meat.
SPORTS
December 16, 2011 | BY ZACH BERMAN, bermanz@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - Come Jan. 2, when the Flyers and Rangers play the Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies' home ballpark will be transformed into an homage to outdoor hockey. The NHL's signature regular-season event will appear seamlessly integrated into a facility specifically erected to provide an optimal baseball-viewing experience. The bulk of the preparation responsibilities fall on the shoulders of Don Renzulli, the NHL's senior vice president of events. In April, he started overseeing biweekly logistical planning meetings with about 50 people in the largest conference room on the 14th floor in the NHL's New York offices.
SPORTS
April 1, 2006 | By Rob Parent INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sometime during his formative years in Roxborough, perhaps Phillies president David Montgomery played a game or two of wall-ball. At least that's the way it looked yesterday at the newly angled Citizens Bank Park, with Montgomery chairing a contingent of Phillies brass standing in the left-field corner of the park, and bouncing a baseball off the wall in various locations. No one was taking score, but they were taking notes. Soon enough, they'll see the new way the ball bounces in left field themselves.
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SPORTS
May 21, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
DENVER - The Phillies' starting pitching staff entered Tuesday with the 24th-best ERA in Major League Baseball. But it's no coincidence that a recent string of strong performances has coincided with the team's best baseball of the season. Coming into Tuesday night's game against the Colorado Rockies, Phillies starters had allowed only seven runs over their last 391/3 innings. Each game of the Phillies' winning streak, which entered Tuesday at six games, had seen their starter allow two runs or fewer.
SPORTS
May 20, 2015 | Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
DENVER - Injuries to Phillies starting pitchers could afford Severino Gonzalez, with all of seven starts above double A, a monthlong stay in the rotation. At the very least, the 22-year-old righthander will start Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies at hitter-friendly Coors Field. Gonzalez takes the spot of Chad Billingsley, whose right shoulder strain is expected to sideline him for four to six weeks, according to Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock. Billingsley, who had made three starts since returning from a two-year absence after a pair of elbow surgeries, will be shut down for about two weeks.
SPORTS
May 20, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
DENVER - Jimmy Rollins smiled at his former teammate as he stepped into the batter's box and Kyle Kendrick gave him a grin back from the mound last month. The two former, longtime Phillies squared off again Sunday. But the Rockies' Kendrick won't pitch this week with the Phillies at Coors Field for four games and, barring a rainout in the next week, he said his turn in the Colorado rotation won't come up when the teams meet up again at Citizens Bank Park for a three-game series that begins a week from Friday.
SPORTS
May 19, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maikel Franco sped around the bases Sunday afternoon before slowing to a crawl as he approached home plate at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies rookie's first home run had sailed over the left-field fence to punctuate a 6-0 win over Arizona. It was a moment to savor. The third baseman blessed himself and pointed to the sky as his cleat toed the plate. He said it felt great - something, Franco said, he wants to continue. Manager Ryne Sandberg said it was good for Franco to get the homer out of the way. The win was the Phillies' fifth straight, their longest winning streak since July.
SPORTS
May 19, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
I DON'T THINK it is overstating things to say that the last year of Phillies baseball has been bad enough to turn God himself into a nihilist. It's a tough sport to watch without something to believe in beyond each night's game. So, yes, there was something refreshing in the air yesterday at Citizens Bank Park as you watched Maikel Franco in the batter's box. Maybe not refreshing enough to cancel out the pollen and the humidity, but let's not get greedy. Like a lot of 22-year-olds, Franco is a polarizing prospect.
SPORTS
May 18, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
The disagreeable reminders hit quickly and sharply, like a well-aimed machine-gun burst. Peeking at the standings one morning last week. Talking at lunch a few hours later with an equally disillusioned friend. Turning on the game that night only to soon turn away. Everywhere I went, I encountered evidence of just how spiritually arid this summer of 2015 promises to be for Philadelphians. Everyone I spoke to voiced what has become the mantra of our shared misery: "The Phillies are so bad," it went, "that I can't watch anymore.
SPORTS
May 17, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maikel Franco's Friday began much earlier than usual when shortly after 7 a.m. he heard a knock on his door at the Rochester Plaza Hotel. It was triple-A Lehigh Valley manager Dave Brundage, there to deliver the news that the third baseman was headed to Philadelphia. It was early for the 22-year-old Franco, who said he typically wakes up at about 11 a.m. "It's good," he said hours later, seated in the Phillies' dugout at Citizens Bank Park. "I'll take that. " By the end of his day, Franco had in the books his first game as the Phillies' everyday third baseman.
SPORTS
May 16, 2015 | Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ryne Sandberg considers 100 at-bats a benchmark in a season. One hundred and nineteen at-bats into his first year as the Phillies' everyday shortstop, Freddy Galvis continues to hit. Three more base knocks Thursday in a 4-2 win against the Pittsburgh Pirates raised Galvis' batting average to .353. Entering Thursday night's games, only the Miami Marlins' Dee Gordon (.426) and Los Angeles Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez (.360) boasted better averages among National League players. "He's just sticking with what's working for him and being real patient up there," Sandberg said of Galvis, the only Phillies regular hitting .275 or better.
SPORTS
May 16, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Aaron Harang has taken his career renaissance to a new level through eight starts with the Phillies. Although he is donning his seventh big-league uniform in the last 25 months, the journeyman righthander might pitch his way elsewhere between now and the July 31 trade deadline. Eight shutout innings from Harang on Thursday in the Phillies' 4-2 win against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens Bank Park further bolstered his impressive start to the year. It could soon reach a point where a team in need of pitching targets the veteran and what remains of his one-year, $5 million contract for a rotation reinforcement.
SPORTS
May 15, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
AARON HARANG is pitching so well at Citizens Bank Park - and really, pretty much everywhere - that he might just pitch himself to a team that's not 10 games under .500 and stuck in last place at some point in the next two months. Harang was dominant yesterday afternoon, holding the Pirates to three singles and a walk after the first inning and flirting with his first shutout in close to two years in leading the Phillies to a 4-2 victory. For the second time in his last three starts in South Philly, Harang went eight innings and didn't allow a run. The 37-year-old Harang, signed to a one-year, $5 million deal this winter, doesn't look only like a free-agent bargain for the Phillies, but also a dependable, proven pitcher the rebuilding front office can flip for a prospect or two before Major League Baseball's trade deadline in July.
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