March 23, 2013 |
This weekend's "Pup Rally" and a 5K with a post-race party mark the start of Paint the Town Red Week, the Phillies' annual build-up to the first games at Citizens Bank Park. Leading this crimson tide of enthusiasm will, of course, be the Red Phanatic, who's expected at every event. Note that Thursday is the deadline to buy tickets for Friday's On Deck With the Phillies Reception. Phillies Charities 5K, Saturday. It's too late to sign up to be one of the 5,000 runners, but fans on hand at 9 a.m. on Phillies Drive at the park will get to see former pitcher Tommy Greene, ballgirls, Phoebe Phanatic and broadcaster/event emcee Jim Jackson, and pick up "Phillies beads and cheercards (while supplies last)
February 14, 2013
Clearwater, Fla., was not the only place the Phillies made a splash Wednesday. While the players opened spring training at Bright House Field, Paula Bryan of Wallingford was first in line at Citizens Bank Park as Phillies single-game tickets went on sale. Although the ticket office was not scheduled to open until 8:30 a.m., Bryan - with her lawn chair and bundled up in a heavy coat, scarf, and gloves - staked out her spot at 7 p.m. Tuesday. By 8 a.m. Wednesday, about 50 people had lined up behind Bryan, and the Phillies provided a few surprises.
October 7, 2011 |
The Phanatic, ballgirls, broadcasters, former players and some media notables will be touring downtown in a trolley today, pumping up Phillies fans and handing out thousands of rally towels and cheer cards. The excursion was to begin by noon at Citizens Bank Park, head up Broad Street, loop around Rittenhouse Square, then take Chestnut toward Old City, before hitting Front and Broad Streets on the return trip home. It's all to build excitement for the decisive Game 5 of the National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
August 12, 2011
It is alumni weekend at Citizens Bank Park, and the Phillies kicked it off Thursday with a luncheon inside the Diamond Club. John Kruk, who'll be inducted onto the team's Wall of Fame before Friday night's game against the Washington Nationals, was in attendance and performed an impromptu sit-down comedy act with Mitch Williams, the most beloved pitcher ever to surrender a World Series-ending home run. Those two, of course, were part of...
June 29, 2011
THEY WERE lined up in front of him, like duckpins, and Cliff Lee picked them off one by one. Willie Hernandez and Wayne Twitchell in the second inning. Cole Hamels in the third, Hall of Famer Steve Carlton in the fourth, Randy Wolf in the fifth. J.C. Romero and Carlton, again, in the sixth. Curt Schilling and Tommy Greene in the seventh. Grover Cleveland Alexander, HOF, in the eighth, a milestone that had been in the books since 1916. And when it was all over, Cliff Lee walked off the mound at Citizens Bank Park after a 5-0 win over the Boston Red Sox to the delirious applause of yet another sellout crowd last night.
June 8, 2011 |
And on the second day, the Phillies filled some needs and drafted some interesting names. Scouting director Marti Wolever followed up the first-day selection of high school outfielder Larry Greene by making 30 more selections Tuesday. Going into the first-year player draft, Wolever identified middle infielders, catchers, and lefthanded pitchers as organizational needs, and his first pick of the day early in the second round was shortstop Roman Quinn from Port St. Joe High School in the Florida panhandle.
April 27, 2011 |
What's wrong with me? It's April 27. The Phillies are in first place and own one of baseball's best records. And yet my psyche's third-base coach is signaling me to panic. It's a little early, I know. Normally, I wait until Aug. 1 or until Ryan Madson can pitch three consecutive days without requesting a breather, whichever comes first. But the omens are everywhere. Think of all the worries afoot just 22 games into this season: Roy Halladay's arm may fall off. Danys Baez's won't.
March 29, 2011
Who: Pirates at Phillies When: 7:05 Where: Citizens Bank Park TV: None Radio: WPHT (1210-AM) Gates: Open at 5:35 p.m. and Ashburn Alley opens at 4:35 p.m. Giveaway: All fans receive a schedule magnet. The big screen: Fans will get their first look at the new massive HD videoboard. For the fans: Players are expected to be at various outposts around the ballparks. Pregame autograph opportunities with Phillies alumni including Bob Boone, Ricky Bottalico, Larry Bowa, Darren Daulton, Tommy Greene and others.
September 27, 2004 |
The Phillies left tired Olympic Stadium yesterday probably for the final time. It is the place where they clinched the 1980 division championship. It is where Tommy Greene threw a no-hitter in 1991. Over at old Jarry Park, the Phillies clinched the 1976 division championship. The Phillies beat the Expos yesterday, 2-1, for what is expected to be their final memory in Montreal. The crowd of 12,382 was helped by a promotion in which the first 10,000 fans to arrive were given an Expos winter knit cap. For the Phillies, there will be no more Crescent Street.
May 20, 1999 |
Olympic Stadium is where Mike Schmidt hit a dramatic home run on the final weekend of the 1980 season, clinching a division title that was eventually alchemized into the only world championship in franchise history. It's where Tommy Greene hurled a no-hitter in 1991, the last thrown by a Phillies pitcher. And it's where Mike Lieberthal drove in six runs last night in a losing cause because it wasn't enough to overcome a get-the-married-men-off-the-field start by Chad Ogea and four runs allowed by closer Jeff Brantley in the ninth as the Expos rallied to win, 10-9.