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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
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
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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SPORTS
September 19, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN DIEGO - This season commenced with great consternation about Cole Hamels, and it will end with the Phillies ace posting some of the best numbers of his career. He handcuffed his hometown team once more Wednesday night in a 5-2 win over the Padres, lowered his ERA to 2.47, and never looked stressed in seven innings. Hamels has permitted three earned runs or fewer in 21 straight starts, the longest such streak for a Phillies pitcher in 46 years. His ERA ranks fourth in the National League.
SPORTS
September 16, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
His performance had been difficult enough to endure, then things went downhill even further for Jonathan Papelbon. After he blew the first save of his career against the Miami Marlins, the Phillies closer was ejected Sunday by second-base umpire Joe West as he walked off the field. Papelbon and West described the incident in completely different ways. It was all part of the drama during a 5-4 Phillies loss at Citizens Bank Park as Papelbon coughed up a 4-1 lead in the ninth inning.
SPORTS
September 16, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
ALTHOUGH IT was overshadowed by Jonathan Papelbon's blown save and ejection, the Phillies yesterday received another steady performance from David Buchanan. The rookie righthander continued to help his cause for one of the open spots in next year's starting rotation, surrendering only one run on five hits in 6 1/3 innings in a 5-4 loss to the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. He has surrendered three earned runs or less in each of his last 14 starts, the first Phillies rookie to do so since Bruce Ruffin accomplished the feat in 16 consecutive starts in 1986.
SPORTS
September 15, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
It ended with one of those peculiar strikeouts in which bat actually makes contact with ball. After Jeff Mathis' sacrifice-bunt attempt rolled foul for the third strike, manager Ryne Sandberg emerged from the Phillies' dugout and asked Kyle Kendrick for the baseball in the top of the seventh inning. Kendrick's night was over, and as he headed away from the mound, the smallish crowd at Citizens Bank Park gave him a nice ovation for a job well done during the Phillies' 2-1 win over the Miami Marlins.
SPORTS
September 14, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
It was a night of firsts for Cody Asche while hitting second in the order. Asche's two-run homer in the 10th inning provided the Phillies with Friday's 3-1 win over the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. Asche hit second in the batting order as a starter for the first time in his two seasons. And this was the first walk-off home run of his career. "I have been waiting for that my whole life to do something like that," Asche said. "It is one of the cooler feelings on the baseball field.
SPORTS
September 14, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The beaning of Miami Marlins rightfielder Giancarlo Stanton on Thursday night in Milwaukee was a reminder of the inherent dangers hitters face in the batter's box. Stanton suffered multiple fractures in his face when he was struck by a Mike Fiers fastball in the 4-2 loss to the Brewers. On Friday, Stanton tweeted via @giancarlo818:"The amount of support I have received from you guys has been tremendous & Heartfelt. I'm much better today & deeply appreciate your prayers!" Marlins manager Mike Redmond said before Friday's game at Citizens Bank Park against the Phillies that there was no timetable for Stanton's return.
SPORTS
September 14, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Shortstop J.P. Crawford, the Phillies first-round draft choice in 2013, has made a favorable impression on manager Ryne Sandberg. Crawford was in Philadelphia on Friday to accept the Paul Owens Award as the Phillies minor-league position player of the year. Righthander Luis Garcia also received the award as minor-league pitcher of the year. Sandberg saw Crawford play last year in the Florida Instructional League. "He looked very athletic and looked like he had a lot of instincts," Sandberg said before Friday's game at Citizens Bank Park against the Miami Marlins.
SPORTS
September 12, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
The day the Phillies traded Vance Worley, he was supposed to pick up an engagement ring for his Roxborough girlfriend. He went to Minnesota and languished to a 7.21 ERA. He married that girl in Philadelphia last winter. And after the Twins sold him to Pittsburgh, he resurrected his career. This organization has produced players like Worley before; there will be more after. But Worley held a spot in the greatest Phillies rotation ever, and this is the city where he met his wife. So Wednesday's return, a 6-3 Pirates win aided by Worley's five modest innings, meant something.
SPORTS
September 11, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
JIMMY ROLLINS will most likely not return to the lineup on the current homestand, but he should return sooner rather than later, according to manager Ryne Sandberg. Sandberg said yesterday afternoon that tests on Rollins' left hamstring revealed a mild strain. The manager said his veteran shortstop was simply "day-to-day. " "A little bit better than it looked [Monday] night," said Sandberg, who had to replace Rollins before the fifth inning, a half inning after the 35-year-old infielder legged out his fourth triple of the season.
SPORTS
September 11, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ryne Sandberg once spent a September as a Phillies call-up. It was 1981. He turned 22 while in the majors, a debut that encompassed 13 games for a middling team. "One start," Sandberg said Tuesday before a 4-3 Phillies win over Pittsburgh, and the Hall of Fame second baseman is excused 33 years later for misremembering. The Phillies never started Sandberg. He batted six times, collected one hit, and savored the brief experience of playing alongside Mike Schmidt, Pete Rose, and Larry Bowa.
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