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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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April 12, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bryce Harper remained in the batter's box as the Phillies jogged toward their dugout. The Washington outfielder shook his head and lightly swung his bat three times. Harper was befuddled after watching Ken Giles' slider cross the plate to end the eighth inning of a 4-1 Phillies win at Citizens Bank Park. Giles showed on Friday night how potent his right arm is when his slider is under control. He struck out two batters and helped silence the notion that his back continues to ail him. Giles threw the menacing slider 10 times, eight of which were strikes.
SPORTS
April 11, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Shane Victorino was asked Thursday night if he still felt like a Phillie after two full seasons in Boston, including one that ended with a parade down Boylston Street celebrating the second World Series title of his career. The question was intended as a joke in light of the latest Papelgate incident that surfaced Wednesday night in the home clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park. The Flyin' Hawaiian opted to answer seriously and he essentially said something similar to what Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon had told the Boston Globe, which predictably triggered another in a series of controversial episodes involving the highest-paid closer in baseball.
SPORTS
April 11, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
A conversation with Phillies pitching coach Bob McClure helped David Buchanan formulate a new goal for his second major-league season. The fast-working righthander prides himself on throwing strikes, and he and McClure agreed he is the type of pitcher capable of finishing a season with fewer walks than starts made. Buchanan dug himself a considerable hole, however, in his season debut Thursday night. The 25-year-old uncharacteristically issued four walks, including one of the four-pitch variety with the bases loaded.
SPORTS
April 10, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
ENTERING THE final week of spring training, two players in camp were unsure if they'd still be with the organization by Opening Day. Relief pitcher Phillippe Aumont learned of his fate rather quickly. He cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple A Lehigh Valley before the Phillies left Clearwater, Fla. Cesar Hernandez, who was also out of minor league options, was still uncertain less than 48 hours before Cole Hamels fired the first pitch in Monday's opener. "A little nervous," Hernandez said yesterday at his locker stall at Citizens Bank Park.
SPORTS
April 10, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
An 86-m.p.h. fastball smacked into Carlos Ruiz's mitt and Aaron Harang's regular-season debut with his eighth major-league team was underway. The journeyman was brought to Philadelphia to eat innings in a rebuilding season, but for much of Wednesday night his results more closely emulated those of the pitcher who made five consecutive opening-day starts for the Reds. Mixing his five pitches and changing speeds, Harang limited the Boston Red Sox to one hit through the first six innings of a chilly, misty night at Citizens Bank Park.
SPORTS
April 10, 2015
AT SOME POINT over the next few days, take a long look at the Nationals' organizational depth chart. You'll see Bryce Harper, Anthony Rendon and Ryan Zimmerman all under team control through at least the 2018 season. You'll see two of the top pitching prospects in the game. You'll see remarkable payroll flexibility, with their current team-record payroll of $162 million dropping to $84 million in committed dollars in 2016 and $59 million in 2017. In other words, you will see a team that is poised to remain an NL East powerhouse long after the end of this weekend's three-game series at Citizens Bank Park.
SPORTS
April 10, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
NO OFFENSE, but you cannot get away with this every night, rewriting the same story 150 or so times over the course of a 6-month season. No offense, but the good people who put a dollar's worth of quarters into the machine, or subscribe daily, or log on to the website, deserve better. No offense, but, yeah, that's just it. No offense. Righthander David Buchanan could barely get out of his own way in a disastrous third inning that came to an end only shortly after he did just that, getting out of the way of a rocket comeback line drive off the bat of opposing pitcher Justin Masterson, the ninth batter of the frame.
SPORTS
April 9, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
WHEN ASKED recently to identify the Phillies' biggest area of concern as the 2015 season got underway, team president Pat Gillick immediately pointed to the dearth of position player prospects within the farm system. The Phillies were able to address a similar lack of pitching depth at the upper levels of their system this winter, through trades, but they didn't add any hitters of any significance to their minor league teams. Rule 5 pick Odubel Herrera, the one hitter they did acquire, began the season in the starting lineup of the big-league team.
SPORTS
April 9, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
What's strange about Darin Ruf's precarious position with the Phillies is that the man who should understand it the most seems to have the least compassion about it. Twenty-two years ago, there was an outfielder in his late 20s who had tremendous minor-league numbers and was sure he was ready for a more expanded role in the big leagues. When it never came with the Phillies, he asked for a trade after the 1993 season and, after his wish was granted, he left town with a chip on his shoulder.
SPORTS
April 8, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
COLE HAMELS was prophetic, if nothing else. Just before reporting to spring training 2 months ago, the pitcher/walking human trade rumor was quoted about his possible desire to find a new baseball home with a contending team. "I just want to win . . . And I know it's not going to happen here [with the Phillies]," Hamels said in a USA Today story in February. Hamels did a fine job in backing up those infamous words on Opening Day, serving up four solo home runs and exiting after five innings in a forgettable, 8-0 defeat to the Boston Red Sox at Citizens Bank Park.
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