Getting Ready for Thursday
Phillies worked out for a couple of hours this afternoon and then headed home.
Both teams will work out tomorrow afternoon and then the fun begins on Thursday night.
FOX is televising the NLCS and they will have a crew here tomorrow. Taped interviews include J-Roll, Ryan, Shane, Cole and Brett. J-Roll will wear a microphone on Thursday night. Greg Casterioto and Kevin Gregg, the media relations dynamic duo, are the ones to handle the FOX requests.
The NLCS media mass is much larger than the Division Series. For the NLCS, we are required to provide 450 seats and 60 still photographer locations. The Main Press Box can seat 150 media members. So, we need an auxiliary press box.
We’re using Sections 237-236 and part of 235 in the Hall of Fame Club for the auxiliary press box. Carpenters spent the day constructing tables in the seating areas of these sections. Electricians are also providing electricity (guess you figured that out). Wireless internet access already exists in this area.
Having a newer ballpark, we have excellent facilities for other media needs: media work room (Press Dining Room converted), photographers work room and an interview room. That room needs to accommodate 150 seats and numerous TV crews.
Leigh Tobin and Mary Ann Gettis are spending today and tonight assigning seats for media and locations for the photographers.
Broadcast booths are required for FOX, ESPN Radio (English and Spanish), XM satellite radio, Phillies radio (WPHT 1210 AM) and Phillies Spanish radio (WUBA AM 1480), Dodgers radio and Dodgers Spanish radio.
Tomorrow, Phillies vs. Dodgers information.