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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)
NEWS
June 9, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Home of the Phillies will become home of the Dragons on Saturday. For the first time in about two decades, Drexel University will hold a universitywide commencement ceremony, and its venue will be Citizens Bank Park. It's also a first for the park; the Phillies home field has never been used for a university graduation before. Instead of seeing Ryan Howard hit a home run, graduates and their families will get advice from commencement speaker Donna Shalala, former U.S. secretary of health and human services.
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
June 23, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
In a year without a consensus No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft, Mike Garcia had no question. The Phillies' area scout for Southern California was sold on outfielder Mickey Moniak. "I was fighting for him. I loved him. I wanted him no matter what," Garcia said. "Even if we hadn't gotten him, I love the kid. Period. " On Tuesday, Garcia watched Moniak button up a Phillies No. 2 jersey to the sound of a dozen cameras clicking, snapping photos of someone he hopes is the organization's future.
SPORTS
June 23, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
HE RECALLED it almost instantly, answering as if it occurred yesterday. The most embarrassing moment of Mickey Moniak's baseball career, though, happened over a decade ago, the baseball IQ referenced constantly Tuesday apparently not carrying over into the acumen needed to handle the zipper part of his first-ever uniform. "And I had to go to the bathroom really bad," the Phillies' No.1 overall pick was saying. "And I was playing shortstop and I didn't know how to get my thing undone.
SPORTS
June 22, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
It took just five minutes on Monday afternoon for a 3-1 loss to Arizona to be decided at Citizens Bank Park. Jeremy Hellickson threw 10 pitches, which resulted in three quick hits. The first three batters scored and the Phillies were in a hole. Scoring more than three runs in a single game again proved to be quite an arduous task for baseball's lowest-scoring team. The Phillies have scored three runs in their last 35 innings. It has been a week since the Phillies provided their starting pitcher with more than two runs of support.
SPORTS
June 22, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, SPORTS COLUMNIST
The Phillies, in the midst of a monstrous freefall, have reached a crossroads in their 2016 season. They are at the corner of Patience and Prodding, a tricky place for a team filled with young players whom the franchise would like to see develop into winning ones. There is a big difference between sticking with youngsters who are struggling and doing nothing about a baseball team gone bad like the Phillies have over the last month. Pete Mackanin is doing what he can as the manager.
BUSINESS
June 22, 2016 | By Jonathan Takiff, Staff Writer
It's the best and most stressful of times for fireworks exhibitor Pyrotechnico, the New Castle, Pa., special effects purveyor that has been delighting viewers with big bang spectacles since 1898. For the 10-day period leading up to July Fourth, its full-time staff of 85 will swell into the multi-hundreds, as Pyrotechnico stages a staggering 650 fireworks shows coast-to-coast. Prominent among them are three really big Wawa Welcome America! shows here in Philadelphia - two at Penn's Landing, at 9:30 p.m. July 1 and 2, and then the 10 p.m. finale for the five-hour July Fourth extravaganza on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
SPORTS
June 21, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
The doors to the home clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park displayed clear instructions Saturday after another Phillies loss: Players were not mandated to report Sunday until 11 a.m., two-and-a-half hours before the first pitch. That is unusual; players typically arrive well before then. But Pete Mackanin has tried everything else to loosen his uptight roster that has descended into the deepest depths of bad baseball. Most of the Phillies still came to the ballpark before 11. They wished the dads in the room a happy Father's Day. The players stepped onto the field for some pregame drills, and shortstop Freddy Galvis pretended to pitch while catcher Cameron Rupp swung an imaginary bat. The team looked loose.
SPORTS
June 21, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
It was important, Zach Eflin said, to forget his agonizing major-league debut from five days earlier. But the 22-year-old rookie righthander watched video from that afternoon in Toronto when a potent Blue Jays lineup smoked him for nine runs in less than three innings. He found some lessons applied Sunday in a 5-1 loss to Arizona. "I looked at a lot of different things," Eflin said. "I was kind of rushing that day. And I was just really focusing on getting back in my load, and really staying down in the zone, working quick and getting extension.
SPORTS
June 20, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Pete Mackanin shuffled his lineup Saturday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, hoping to spark his listless offense. The Phillies manager batted Cody Asche leadoff for the first time in his career. Andres Blanco slotted into the No. 3 spot. And Maikel Franco was bumped down to the sixth spot. But a 4-1 loss to Arizona proved that there is little the manager can do to disguise his team's woes at the plate. The Phillies were no match for Arizona ace Zack Greinke, who allowed one run in eight innings.
SPORTS
June 20, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Maikel Franco worked a hitter's count in each of his three at-bats Saturday. Each of those at-bats ended in disappointment as Franco's difficult month continued in a 4-1 loss to Arizona. Franco never looked comfortable against Arizona ace Zack Greinke. Even when he found himself ahead of the count. He popped up twice after working a two-ball, no-strike count. He struck out in the seventh after being ahead, 3-0. The slumping slugger is hitless in his last 12 at-bats. He is batting .208 in June with a .255 on-base percentage.
SPORTS
June 18, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Tyler Goeddel steadied himself in left field on Thursday night, readying to catch a routine fly ball. He then nearly stumbled to his knees. The rookie lost track of the baseball as it crossed the stadium lights at Citizens Bank Park. Goeddel hurried to his feet, reached out his glove, but the ball fell wide. The ball bounced to the wall. A run scored and the crowd booed. It was that kind of night. The end result: The Blue Jays battered the Phillies, 13-2. Goeddel's fourth-inning gaffe put the finishing touches on a four-run inning that marked the shortest start of Aaron Nola's career.
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