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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.
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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.
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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)
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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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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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October 21, 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.
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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.
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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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October 3, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
If the front office and baseball administration hierarchy of the Phillies organization has any fear of a major upheaval following the team's second straight 73-win season, that fear certainly won't be realized at the hands of acting president Pat Gillick, a baseball lifer so comfortable riding the ebb and flood of the game's tides that he earned the nickname Stand Pat. And as much as fans might hope otherwise, there is also no indication that someone...
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September 30, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
THE HOME clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park was littered with boxes yesterday morning. Before taking the field for the final game of the 2014 regular season, Phillies players packed up their things so they could exit quickly and head to their offseason homes before the end of the day. There were handshakes and hugs all around, and even some applause for rookie reliever Ken Giles, who got engaged on Saturday. Despite a season ending with the Phillies in last place for the first time in 14 seasons, the mood was pretty upbeat.
SPORTS
September 30, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
T HIS SEASON, the Phillies struggled just as much in the stands as they did on the field. The Phightens drew 2,423,852 fans to Citizens Bank Park, an average of 29,924 per game. That was over a half-million fewer than last year - 588,551 to be exact - and marked the fourth straight season there was a drop in home attendance. The Phillies' year-by-year home attendance figures since they moved to Citizens Bank Park in 2004 are on Page 57.   My bad High-five to Jets quarterback Geno Smith for apologizing after cursing at a fan while leaving the field following a 24-17 loss to the Lions yesterday.
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September 30, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
If this was the end for Ryan Howard in a Phillies uniform, let it be known he departed Citizens Bank Park to cheers. Howard blooped a single to center in the ninth inning of Sunday's 2-1 loss to Atlanta. Tony Gwynn Jr. pinch-ran for him. The first baseman finished the season with a .690 OPS. His .380 slugging percentage was .165 points below his career average entering 2014. He accumulated 95 RBIs, but ranked in the top five in baseball for runners left on base. His 190 strikeouts were the most in the majors.
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September 28, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
Two weeks ago, Jonathan Papelbon blew a save and grabbed his crotch in the general direction of the fans booing him behind the Phillies dugout at Citizens Bank Park. He has said repeatedly since that he didn't not make the gesture intentionally. He called it an equipment adjustment. Papelbon, who received a seven-game suspension for his actions, has also said repeatedly in the last 2 weeks that he doesn't even hear the boos. Which is in complete contradiction of his words from 2 months ago. "I enjoy it," Papelbon said in late July.
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September 28, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The boos began as he trotted out from center field to take the mound in the ninth inning. Phillies righthander Jonathan Papelbon was making his first appearance at Citizens Bank Park since the crotch-grabbing incident on Sept. 14 and the fans showed their displeasure. He received a seven-game suspension and fine and since then, Papelbon had rejoined the Phillies, earned one save, but that was on the road. Now he was back home and he turned the boos to cheers by earning the save with a scoreless ninth inning during Friday's 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves.
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September 28, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
PEOPLE LOSE jobs when teams finish in last place. The first casualty of the 2014 Phillies season is the man who has ran their draft room for a dozen years. The Phillies announced that assistant general manager and director of amateur scouting Marti Wolever will not be back in 2015. Wolever, among other duties, ran the team's amateur draft each year. "There's nothing easy about the decision we made, but we're trying to get better and we're trying to make changes," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said.
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