National TV

July 14, 2007

Today’s Lineup
Rollins, ss; Victorino, rf; Utley, 2b; Howard, 1b; Rowand, cf; Burrell, lf; Helms, 3b; Ruiz, c; Hamels, p.

Photo Day
Fans were allowed on the field to take close up photos of the players from 2:05 to 2:35.  Because of the event, both teams took batting practice in the indoor cages.

Greg Dobbs will wear the in-game microphone this afternoon.  Jose Mesa will introduce the Phillies lineup at the beginning of the game and pitching coach Rich Dubee will be a live in-game interview.

Standing room tickets for today’s game went on sale at 9 this morning and were all gone by 2 this afternoon.  Less than 5,000 tickets remain for tomorrow night’s series finale.  The ESPN Sunday Night telecast tomorrow has a special 6:05 start.  Ashburn Alley opens at 3:35 tomorrow afternoon; other gates, one hour later. 

Chase Utley is hitting .492 in his last 16 home games . . . Shane Victorino hasn’t been caught stealing (26 consecutive) since April 12 . . . Phillies are 37-10 in Sunday games in the history of Citizens Bank Park . . . Since the park opened in 2004, the Phillies overall record is 303-271.

Hall of Fame Visitor
Steve Carlton was a visitor at Citizens Bank Park last night, dining with some of the suite holders.  He, along with Mike Schmidt and Robin Roberts will be back for the Phillies Wall of Fame induction ceremonies (August 10) and Phillies Alumni Night (August 11).  More on those events will be posted here next week.


Larry I saw Harry Gary and Chris at the astros phillies game in houston and it was so good to see them.I am doing about 7 to 8 post game shows a month for fox sports southwest.It sometimes is hard not to let my coworkers know that my heart still bleeds phillies red white and blue.You guys were the best of anyone to my family and I.I know I was only a player there for four years but I can tell you without a dought those four years were the best of my ten.except for the 84 season when I flat stunk.
Please tell Debbie N. I regret not making the reunion in 03.I hope all is good with your family.AND good luck to the Phillies.


I was a college “student” at the U of Del for the decade of the 70s and early 80s and made many a trip to the Vet when I should have been studying. I’ll always remember your six guns blazing after an assist at a bag or the plate; the highlight of any game when it happened and certainly a web gem by today’s ESPN standards. You were (and probably still are) a fan favorite and at the time my roommates and I vote you ‘most desirable to have a beer with.’ But being a ballplayer you probably couldn’t consume, right? 😉

A belated thanks for the memories

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