Trophy in Parade
Obviously, the players on the field deserve credit for winning the World Championship and bringing a World Series trophy to Philadelphia.
The passion of the fans was also huge. Citizens Bank Park was a house of electricity during October thanks to the fans.
With that in mind, the Phillies are taking the trophy to the fans.
Between now and into next season, the trophy will be doing a lot of traveling. At some point, its home will be Citizens Bank Park. We’re still working on details.
Last Saturday, the trophy was at the Temple University football game across the street at Lincoln Financial Field, a very short road trip. Fans were able to see it, take pictures and pose for photos in the Head House Plaza. More photo ops occurred when it was taken to the field prior to the coin toss. Phillie Phanatic, Hooter the Owl, cheerleaders and referees all surrounded the trophy. Happy to report there was no roughing the trophy penalty flag.
Highlighting this week’s schedule is the Ikea Thanksgiving Day parade that will be televised by Channel 6 on Thursday. Joining the trophy on a float will be the Phillie Phanatic, Phillies ballgirls and Scott Palmer, our director of public affairs and a former talent on WPVI.
Scott, keep an eye on Santa Claus. It would make a great stocking stuffer for someone with really big feet.
Holiday shoppers at the Majestic Clubhouse Store at Citizens Bank Park will get to see the trophy during a special weekend sale on December 13 and 14. Ho-Ho-Ho.
After the first of the year, the Phillies will announce a trophy tour schedule for the tri-state area. Stay tuned to phillies.com.