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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
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
April 14, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins drew incentive from the wrath of a fan, and it led to the second walk-off home run of his career. Rollins' two-out, solo home run to left field off Dan Jennings in the 10th inning gave the Phillies a 5-4 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park. Afterward, he credited a heckler whom he didn't see but certainly heard. "Some fan in the stands was popping off," Rollins said. "I don't know where he was, but it was right behind the dugout and was close enough to yell, and it [ticked]
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
June 10, 2008
That Chase Utley again leads all Phillies in merchandise sales at Citizens Bank Park isn't surprising. It's another number, said Phils director of merchandise Scott Brandreth, that recently drew the attention of the team's merchandise staff. "Our store manager came up here and said, 'What do you think the breakdown is on the sizes [of the Utley shirts being sold]?' " Brandreth said. "By the way he said it, I said it's not what I think it is. " In general, a team sells twice as many large and extra-large adult T-shirts as small and 2X. But not in Utley's case.
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April 18, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The night before, Ryne Sandberg said the game begins with pitching and defense. Baseball, of course, is one of only two games - cricket is the other - in which the action is initiated by the defensive team, starting with the pitcher, but that's not what the Phillies manager was referencing. He was talking about how teams with the best pitching and defense usually wind up at the top of the standings, a theory that can be proved simply by looking at the five National League teams that reached the postseason last season.
SPORTS
April 18, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CLIFF LEE likes to work quickly, so he made sure the conversation he had with Ryne Sandberg in the bottom of the eighth inning was a brief one. "How do you feel?" "I feel good. " And so Lee went back out for his ninth and final inning, despite having thrown 114 pitches in the eight innings that preceded it. Lee would allow back-to-back hits to begin the ninth, but he battled back and kept the two baserunners stranded. Sixteen days removed from one of the worst starts of his big-league career - a game that ended with him getting an improbable win on Opening Day - Lee saw those pesky baseball gods make things right with him. Last night in South Philly, Lee struck out 13 and walked one. He threw a career-high 128 pitches.
SPORTS
April 18, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
After being forced to leave his previous start because of a hernia-related injury, A.J. Burnett knew he had to be careful during his next bullpen session, making sure he didn't overstride and do any more damage. The veteran righthander tried a shorter stride and it worked. He employed the revamped move Thursday against the Atlanta Braves and it led to his best outing as a Phillie. Burnett kept the Braves off the scoreboard, allowing three hits over seven innings. Although he didn't figure in the decision at Citizens Bank Park, where the Phillies picked up a 1-0 victory on Ben Revere's RBI single in the eighth, he played a key role as his team took its lone win over the NL East leaders in this series.
SPORTS
April 17, 2014
FOR THE SECOND TIME on the Phillies first homestand of 2014, a game was postponed because of inclement weather. The Phillies postponed last night's game against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park about 2 hours before first pitch, as heavy rain invaded the ballpark before either team could take batting practice. The makeup game will be scheduled at a later date. The Phillies and Braves will resume their four-game series tonight, when Cliff Lee pitches opposite Atlanta Opening Day starter Julio Teheran.
SPORTS
April 17, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Ryne Sandberg is all about extra work. He believes that his dogged approach during his playing days was as responsible for his Hall of Fame career as his obvious athletic talent. The Phillies manager, however, pleaded guilty to clock watching Tuesday shortly before his team's game against the Atlanta Braves was postponed by the blustery afternoon rain that hovered over Citizens Bank Park. Sandberg can't believe how close to midnight it has been when he leaves work. "For me, the game starts with pitching and defense," the manager said.
SPORTS
April 16, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Domonic Brown glided over first base while the remnants of a nearly empty stadium jumped in shock. He pounded his red Phillies helmet with his right fist. He smashed 27 homers in 2013; the first one of 2014 did not arrive until his 52d plate appearance, and what a moment it was. Seventeen minutes later, no one remembered. A Dan Uggla grand slam cleared the bases in the ninth inning. It pushed the Atlanta Braves to a 9-6 victory. For the Phillies, all that remained was a bullpen fire.
SPORTS
April 16, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
LATE LAST spring, Domonic Brown sent shock waves through South Philly on a nightly basis when he went on a home-run barrage that would make Babe Ruth blush. From April 27 to June 8, Brown hit 17 home runs in a 39-game span. Eleven of those home runs came in a 2-week span at the end of that run. Despite taking 23 home runs into his first All-Star Game last July, Brown would hit just four more. He entered last night homerless in 43 games. "I think it's partly with how he's being pitched," manager Ryne Sandberg said before the game.
SPORTS
April 15, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The Phillies' weekend sweep of the Miami Marlins had a lot of sponsors, with the old double-play combination of Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley contributing late-game, long-ball donations to the final two victories. It was enough to make you flash back to the glory days at Citizens Bank Park when it was filled to the brim and the runs and wins just kept on coming. What a lot of people forget about the greatest of those days is how big of a role the bullpen played when the franchise won its second World Series.
SPORTS
April 15, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
A single rose decorated the broadcast booth named in honor of Harry Kalas at Citizens Bank Park. Sunday - a gorgeous, summerlike spring day - marked five years since Kalas' death, and you could almost hear his voice in the eighth inning when Chase Utley delivered a 4-3 Phillies victory over Miami. Kalas dubbed him The Man in 2006, and not much has changed, even after knee problems threatened the second baseman's career. Utley's solo homer in the eighth Sunday sealed a series sweep of the Marlins.
SPORTS
April 14, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Ryne Sandberg said Phillies righthander A.J. Burnett, who left Friday night's game after 41/3 innings with soreness in his groin, will be tested on Monday. The manager did not specify the type of test. When asked before Saturday's win over the Miami Marlins how Burnett felt the day after the injury, Sandberg said: "Similar to last night. "   Burnett threw 106 pitches and said the discomfort was off and on but was more constant in the fifth inning. Sandberg said that long reliever Jeff Manship and triple-A starter David Buchanan would be candidates to replace Burnett if he had to be placed on the disabled list.
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