Classic Winter Classic
Happy New Year!
May 2012 be filled with good health, happiness and prosperity. Another World Championship would also be welcomed.
It was pretty cool watching the NHL Winter Classic on TV. Cooler being there, I suppose. Citizens Bank Park has had some classic games in its eight-year history, including this one.
Congratulations to all who made the Classic happen. It was a real boom for the city and region. Great national TV coverage.
Unfortunately, the home team offense fell one short. Seemed to have seen that before.
Loved the Brightstone commercial and seeing Dick Vitale speechless. For a second, I thought the TV control was on mute. Dick didn’t say a word (for a change) and I’m sure he got pretty good change for being in the TV spot. Probably a lifetime supply of tires.
Two more hockey games, a college game on Wednesday and then a minor league game on Friday night, the Phantoms against the Hershey Bears in an American Hockey League game.
So, 14 weeks after the NHL Winter Classic, the Phillies will open their home schedule against the Miami Marlins and their new gaudy uniforms. Hopefully the ice will be melted by then and new turf will be nice and green and plush.
Thirty years ago, the Phillies home opener at the Vet was postponed by snow and cold weather. No ice, though.
Phillies cruise leaves Saturday.
And, spring training will be here before you know it. Phillies have three spring training trips for fans. Two are sold out.
Tickets for spring training games will go on sale on Jan. 12 right here on phillies.com.
On Jan. 4, the Duke Alumni will have a reception in the Diamond Club at Citizens Bank Park prior to Duke’s high-powered basketball team taking on Temple at the Wells Fargo Center.
This Thursday, Greg Gross will be participating in a program promoting fitness for senior citizens who reside at Maris Grove, a continuing care community in Glen Mills, PA.
HO, HO, HO
Holiday bells are now being replaced by holiday bills.