June 25, 2010 |
NOT TORONTO - And now for something completely different. The Phillies begin a 10-game road trip at Citizens Bank Park Friday night against the Toronto Blue Jays. Yes, the Phillies are beginning a road trip at home. As with any road game, the Phillies will bat first, take batting practice second and wear their gray road uniforms. And, as in any interleague road game, the designated hitter will be part of each team's lineup. Unlike any road game, the Phillies will get to sleep in their own beds, dress in their home clubhouse and be supported by their own fans.
June 4, 2014
"[The fans are] very frustrated. I think they're more frustrated at the way we lose. And they should be. That's not big-league baseball, what we've been doing at home. That's not big-league baseball. Larry Bowa
August 29, 2005 |
WHAT DO YOU THINK the Phillies would have done if someone at Citizens Bank Park tried to display a banner with a racist slur against Jimmy Rollins or Bobby Abreu? Free speech, right? First Amendment and all that flag-hugging stuff? Keep the sign up? Nope, they would have taken it down. They would have found a way to defuse a potentially volatile situation and shrug off any threats of lawsuits. But when it comes to the area's gay and lesbian community, the Phillies are hypocrites.
October 2, 2008 |
Forget batting averages and the Phillies' second consecutive National League East championship. The stats juicing the city's business and tourism community these giddy days of October baseball are more along the lines of sports-merchandise sales, number of tabs being run at local bars, and total minutes of television time Philly's skyline gets during game broadcasts. The economic benefit of the Phillies' home games for the National League Division Series that began yesterday with a 3-1 Phillies win is expected to amount from $5 million to $7 million, said Larry Needle, executive director of Philadelphia Sports Congress, a division of the city's Convention and Visitors Bureau.
August 4, 1990 |
The signs began popping up as the evening began. In Houston, Braves rightfielder Dale Murphy was a late scratch from the starting lineup of last night's game against the Astros. In Atlanta, agent Bruce Church called his wife and canceled their plans to go out to dinner, saying he had to work late at the office. In the Vet, Phillies general manager Lee Thomas was in his office with the door closed. It all came together late last night when the Phillies announced at a hastily called press conference that they had acquired two-time National League MVP Dale Murphy from the Braves for reliever Jeff Parrett.