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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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November 14, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
PHOENIX - The first major act of baseball's offseason came and went Thursday morning, and it proved to be nothing more than a feeling-out process for Phillies acting team president Pat Gillick and embattled general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. The team made some minor news on the final day of the general managers meetings by announcing the signing of eight players to minor-league contracts. The list included outfielder Jeff Francoeur, a former first-round pick of the Atlanta Braves who once upon a time was capable of driving in 100 runs.
NEWS
November 13, 2014
ISSUE | VOTING Blurred lines One of the reasons voter turnout is so low is because of the disenfranchisement created by redistricting. Noncompetitive races, or candidates running unopposed, are not in the true spirit of a democratic political process. But the only solution is for Pennsylvania to adopt objective criteria for drawing legislative districts, including contiguity and compactness, that will limit somewhat the ability of the political parties to play games. Bipartisan commissions should be given a significant role in drawing districts, with the goal to make it possible for most people to vote in an election that matters.
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November 12, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
PHOENIX - A week ago, Ruben Amaro Jr. answered the phone inside his office at Citizens Bank Park and spoke candidly about his team's need to rebuild and the mindset a general manager has to have during that process. "We're keeping our thoughts and eyes open and not leaving anything off the table," Amaro said at the time. "We'll talk about any player. There are no untouchables. " So when a report surfaced yesterday, a week after Amaro's comments, that the New York Mets phoned their National League rivals and asked about trading for Jimmy Rollins, it wasn't too surprising.
NEWS
November 10, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
LOOKING for a safe bet? Put your money on there being significant community backlash when the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board later this month announces the winner of the race for the city's second casino license. The board said yesterday that it will hold a public meeting at 1 p.m. on Nov. 18 in Room 201 of the Pennsylvania Convention Center "for the purpose of considering an award" of the license. But the scuttlebutt around town is that the decision has already been made, that the license will be awarded to the Cordish Companies and Greenwood Racing, Inc., which wants to build the Live!
SPORTS
November 10, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
PHOENIX - Whether by striking early or by reeling in an pre-Christmas gift, the Phillies under general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. have never lacked for drama during baseball's hot-stove season. In an attempt to extend (and later, pry open) the window of contending in the National League, Amaro has often gone all-in, whether it was pulling off the Roy Halladay trade, surprising the industry by swiping Cliff Lee off the free-agent market or wasting no time awarding Jonathan Papelbon with the richest contract for a reliever in baseball history.
NEWS
November 4, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
This year's World Series was a real nail-biter, with the Kansas City Royals losing a dramatic Game 7 to San Francisco. But for Eric Foss, 56, chief executive of Aramark Corp., the real baseball triumph happened Sept. 16, when the Royals' top minor-league franchise, the Omaha Storm Chasers, won the Class AAA title. Foss is a part-owner of the Storm Chasers. "Obviously I'm a big sports fan," Foss said in Aramark's box at Lincoln Financial Field, where the food service giant handles catering.
SPORTS
November 1, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
THE REC LEAGUE basketball season hasn't started yet in Monkton, Md., so neighbors A.J. Burnett and Scott Proefrock haven't worked on the coaching sidelines together since the Phillies season ended a month ago. Proefrock, the assistant general manager, hasn't even seen Burnett, the veteran pitcher, in October. "I've been up here [Philadelphia] and in Florida," said Proefrock, who coached with Burnett on their sons' basketball team last winter. "I know he went away for his wife's birthday last weekend.
NEWS
October 22, 2014
THE KANSAS City Royals and San Francisco Giants take the field for Game 1 of the World Series tonight. The Phillies' next game is in March against a college team. The Phillies' tentative spring training schedule was posted on the team's website yesterday. The 33-game slate begins on Sunday, March 1, when the Phillies host the University of Tampa at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla. The Phillies open Grapefruit League play 2 days later, on Tuesday, March 3, when they host the New York Yankees in the first of two straight games against their spring training neighbors from Tampa.
NEWS
October 15, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sonny Forriest Jr. leaned back in his recliner, stretched out his prosthetic leg, and let out a booming laugh at the sight of his own face on the television. He was running on just a few hours of sleep. His phone kept buzzing with calls. And he was still wearing the Eagles jersey he had sported Sunday night when, he says, a drunk woman fell into his lap at a tailgate party, grabbed his $2,000 prosthetic leg from the armrest of his motorized scooter, and ran off. Despite his predicament, Forriest had sung, laughed, and hugged other tailgaters as he recounted the story to reporters - and captured national attention.
SPORTS
October 10, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Marti Wolever thought his job was safe when he was stopped outside the press box at Citizens Bank Park a few days before he made LSU pitcher Aaron Nola his final first-round selection for the Phillies in June. There had been some rumblings that the assistant general manager in charge of amateur scouting could be in trouble because, after years of hitting in the draft, and sometimes big (Cole Hamels, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley), the Phillies found their draft well running dry. Too many Anthony Hewitts, Joe Saverys, and Larry Greenes.
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