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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.
SPORTS
August 26, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Shut up and play. Be quiet and pitch. That's the free advice being offered here to all Phillies players and pitchers - especially the younger ones - who want to gripe about how they are being used by manager Ryne Sandberg. This comes up now because of passive-aggressive complaints lodged by Domonic Brown and David Buchanan after Saturday's 12-inning loss to the St. Louis Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park. After allowing a sixth-inning run to score on an inexplicable throwing error, Brown decided to use lack of playing time as an excuse for his below-average outfield play.
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
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
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
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.
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August 28, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
THE INNING began with Cole Hamels serving up a game-tying home run, being greeted by his manager, and handing the ball over with nary a word or even eye contact. It ended with the rookie reliever hopping off the same mound in celebration, after striking out all three hitters he faced on 13 pitches. The score remained the same, but a game Hamels had owned for six innings was suddenly going Washington's way, before Ken Giles entered and quieted the Nats' bats. Giles' latest dominating performance awakened the sleepy crowd at Citizens Bank Park.
NEWS
August 28, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sara Long "Sally" Buck, 83, a philanthropist and part-owner of the Phillies, died Saturday, Aug. 23, of heart failure at her home in Princeton. Before Saturday night's game at Citizens Bank Park against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Phillies held a moment of silence in her memory. "Sally was loved by many in the Phillies organization from front office staff to players to fellow owners," team president David Montgomery said in a statement. "Her passing leaves the club with a profound sense of loss.
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August 28, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR & JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
TODAY, THE CHILDREN will be the pied pipers - so put aside your worries and cares and follow the Taney Dragons as they headline a parade through the city and kick off tonight's Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park. A 4-plus mile parade featuring the Dragons, who placed third in the country at the Little League World Series in Williamsport last week, will begin at 2 p.m. at 20th and Market streets in Center City. The parade will go east on Market Street around the southwest corner of City Hall to South Broad Street.
NEWS
August 28, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR & SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writers farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
PERHAPS, like their mythical namesakes, the Dragons will become the stuff of legends, cited to children in bedtime stories and allegories, but even Cinderella tales have endings and yesterday the Taney Dragons story ended - not with a "happily ever after" but with a home run. From their victory lap around the bases at Citizens Bank Park at last night's Phillies game to a parade through Center City beforehand, the Dragons ended their summer -...
SPORTS
August 28, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Doug Fister, owner of the National League's third-best ERA before Wednesday, threw Grady Sizemore a two-strike curveball. The pitch was higher than the top of Sizemore's long red socks, and the 32-year-old survivor of seven surgeries in five years smashed it. A crowd that gathered to celebrate a Little League team erupted. This is what the best brand of 2014 Phillies baseball looks like. Sizemore's two-run, pinch-hit homer in the sixth powered an 8-4 win over Washington. The Phillies swept the first-place Nationals.
SPORTS
August 28, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
THE PHILLIES signed Grady Sizemore 2 months ago, deciding to take a flier on a three-time All-Star whose career had been in serious jeopardy. Before joining the Red Sox this season, injuries had limited Sizemore to 104 major league games since the end of the 2009 season. Sizemore got off to an impressive start in his first month with the Phillies. He hit .309 with a .350 OBP and .786 OPS over his first 100 plate appearances. But, suddenly, his regular playing time disappeared. A combination of centerfielder Ben Revere finding his stroke and the organization's commitment to getting Domonic Brown right in leftfield left the 32-year-old Sizemore on the bench for all but three games on the current nine-game homestand.
SPORTS
August 27, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
A.J. Burnett's two sons, Allan Jr. and Ashton, scampered through the Phillies clubhouse Monday night with Nerf guns. They shot rubber darts to celebrate their dad's 3-2 win over Washington, and Burnett's dilemma manifested. The last 16 summers were spent away from his family; retirement could tempt him. "I have some options for next year, of course," Burnett said. "But I signed a one-year deal for a reason. Those little rug rats you saw running around here and Karen, my wife, there is a big reason for that.
NEWS
August 27, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
The parade Wednesday for the Taney Dragons Little League team will cross through part of Center City and head south on Broad Street through South Philadelphia, city officials said Monday. The parade will be followed by a rally for the Dragons in Franklin D. Roosevelt Park near the south-side baseball fields. Then the players, coaches, and parents will be celebrated by the Phillies during a pregame ceremony. The festivities will begin at 2 p.m. at 20th and Market Streets, where the parade will start and head east to City Hall.
SPORTS
August 26, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Shut up and play. Be quiet and pitch. That's the free advice being offered here to all Phillies players and pitchers - especially the younger ones - who want to gripe about how they are being used by manager Ryne Sandberg. This comes up now because of passive-aggressive complaints lodged by Domonic Brown and David Buchanan after Saturday's 12-inning loss to the St. Louis Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park. After allowing a sixth-inning run to score on an inexplicable throwing error, Brown decided to use lack of playing time as an excuse for his below-average outfield play.
NEWS
August 26, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
THE NEXT year of the dragon in the Chinese zodiac won't come around until 2024, but a group of kids from Taney Youth Baseball who gave a weary city hope have made this the summer of the Dragons in Philadelphia. Hundreds of people who learned to believe in dragons this year packed LOVE Park yesterday to welcome the players and their coaches back to home plate after their run in the Little League World Series. "We haven't been home in a long time," coach Alex Rice told the crowd.
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