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January 6, 2012 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Neal Auricchio Jr. fought two tours in Iraq, returning to war even after a sniper blew apart one of his calf muscles. But the 30-year-old Purple Heart winner and off-duty Woodbridge, N.J., police officer may never want to visit Philadelphia again. With good reason. Auricchio is the New York Rangers fan who was sucker-punched and beaten unconscious by three Flyers fans after the Winter Classic hockey game Monday night at Citizens Bank Park. The video of the beating went viral.
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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.
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SPORTS
May 22, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Tyler Goeddel leaped against the wall in left field, but he never had a chance. The home run - the second yielded by Aaron Nola on an uncharacteristic Friday night - landed in the first row of the stands at Citizens Bank Park and a 7-1 loss to Atlanta was all but sealed. The two-run home run by Nick Markakis in the seventh inning marked just the fourth time in 43 starts that Nola has allowed more than one homer in a game. Both of the pitches were four-seam fastballs that tailed over the heart of the plate.
SPORTS
May 21, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Andres Blanco practices his swing each afternoon in a lonely batting cage. He lifts weights and stretches without the company of teammates. Blanco - the Phillies super utility player - is the first player to arrive at Citizens Bank Park, pulling into the empty ballpark nearly seven hours before each game. Blanco left his native Venezuela 16 years ago with a $3,000 signing bonus. He is lauded for his work ethic and character. Blanco gets to the batting cage early so it will be open when the team's everyday players are ready to hit. Blanco hits the weight room first so the trainers can then focus their attention on the starting lineup.
SPORTS
May 18, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
The crowd rose Monday at Citizens Bank Park for an unfamiliar ritual, to laud a Phillies hitter. Tommy Joseph cracked a single up the middle to start the sixth inning of a 5-3 loss to Miami. It was the first major-league hit for the 24-year-old first baseman, and as the scoreboard flashed his achievement, the weeknight crowd roared. These moments are fleeting because the Phillies cannot have nice things. Six pitches later, Freddy Galvis erased Joseph. The shortstop bounced into a routine 5-4-3 double play.
SPORTS
May 18, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
It was a good night for Jason Groome. It was a better night for Tyler Mondile. Mondile outdueled Groome Monday as Gloucester Catholic High School scored a 1-0 victory over Barnegat in a highly anticipated clash of star senior pitchers before a near-capacity crowd at Campbell's Field. Mondile, a Florida State recruit projected as a possible early-round selection in the June 9 baseball draft, pitched a three-hitter with one walk and 10 strikeouts on a cool, clear night on the Camden waterfront.
SPORTS
May 18, 2016 | David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
AT FIRST glance, it seemed too tidy. On Monday night, the best high school pitcher in the country took the mound within long-tossing distance of Citizens Bank Park, the home of the team that happens to be picking first in next month's MLB draft. If Jason Groome had looked to the right before toeing the rubber, he would've seen the Philadelphia skyline peeking behind the second deck at Campbell's Field in Camden. As the sun set over the Delaware, the hulking southpaw was pitching in the shadow of the city he could call home.
SPORTS
May 17, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
The signal came from the dugout in the fourth inning of a forgettable 9-4 Phillies loss. So Adam Morgan intentionally walked Tucker Barnhart, Cincinnati's No. 8 hitter, to face the opposing pitcher with the bases loaded. But Morgan could not throw a strike to Dan Straily. He threw four pitches, all balls. The crowd groaned as another run scored. "That's one of the loneliest feelings in the world," Morgan said, "walking a pitcher and walking in a run. " It was that sort of day for the 26-year-old lefthander and his Phillies teammates, who were silenced by a nondescript Reds righthander on a cold, interminable Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.
SPORTS
May 17, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The Phillies have given you cause to pay attention again. It is the middle of May and only a handful of teams in baseball have more wins than the team that had the most losses a year ago. If you went to Citizens Bank Park on Sunday afternoon hoping to find some more reasons to believe this can last deep into the summer, you were left in the cold both literally and figuratively. In fact, the Phillies' wind-chilled, 9-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds did nothing but confirm the worst fears about a team that is exceeding all expectations.
SPORTS
May 17, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
MAYBE IT'S just the natural inclination of Philadelphians to think the Phillies are destined to return to reality. This town simply is not one with a strong history of sports miracles. That's a hard concept to get square with. Despite Sunday's 9-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds at Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies are still the surprise of Major League Baseball, racing to a 22-16 start. NFL coaching legend Bill Parcells once famously said, "You are what your record says you are," and if the Phillies' record was 16-22, few would have much difficulty accepting that's what they are. The opposite record, however, is a bit harder to digest.
SPORTS
May 16, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Pete Mackanin hoped Tyler Goeddel would launch the perfect throw. The outfielder did. Goeddel fired a strike from left field to home plate on Saturday night with two outs in the ninth inning. Cameron Rupp hoped he would be able to keep his grip on the ball and seal a 4-3 win over Cincinnati at Citizens Bank Park. Rupp certainly did. The catcher nabbed Goeddel's throw and survived a nasty crash at home plate to finish a wild win. The throw brought Rupp a shade to his left and into the path of Eugenio Suarez, who had tagged up and was sprinting from third base.
SPORTS
May 15, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Pete Mackanin is not at the controls of a baseball juggernaut. His offense - which entered Friday as the second worst in the National League - scrapes together just enough runs to squeak past teams. And on Friday night, that forced the manager to try to create a run of his own in the fourth inning of a 3-2 Phillies win over Cincinnati at Citizens Bank Park. Mackanin called for a safety squeeze with one out and a runner on third. The manager had stressed throughout spring training that the Phillies would bunt for runs.
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