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Nutter shows off World Series Trophy, announces raffle winners

Mayor Nutter displayed the World Series trophy in City Hall today, letting fans take pictures with baseball's most coveted award. And although the Philllies are tied 1-1 in the Series with the Tampa Rays, Nutter said he was confident the city will get to keep the trophy. "Possession is nine-tenths of the law," Nutter joked. "That trophy isn't going anywhere." With the Phillies returning home for games Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Nutter and city officials urged all fans to take public transit to Citizens Bank Park -- especially on Sunday when the Phillies and Eagles have games, and there is a concert at the Wachovia Spectrum. Deputy Mayor for Transportation Rina Cutler was blunt: "If you are showing up, do not drive." According to SEPTA, there will be extra trains running on all game days. Express trains will run every 10 minutes along the Broad Street subway line to the stadiums. There will be extra Market-Frankford trains and Regional Rail trains to get fans to the Broad Street line. And there will be extra late night Regional Rail trains to get people home. (Go to www.septa.org for more details.) The Philadelphia Parking Authority will also have parking lots open in Center City where commuters can park for just $5 and then take the subway. Nutter also announced the winners of the raffle for tickets in the Mayor's box. Here are the names, picked from the 22,000 correct entries. Winners for Game Three: Kathy Cerulli - Philadelphia, PA John McEntee - Plymouth Meeting, PA Mandy Cichanowsky - Sellersville, PA Winners for Game Four: Melissa Fantazzia - Philadelphia, PA Jami Pirillo - Pennsauken, NJ Brian Siket - Christiana, PA Winners for Game Five: Soha Shah - Philadelphia, PA Bobby Yaworski - Philadelphia, PA Toni Reed - Philadelphia, PA

Nutter shows off World Series Trophy, announces raffle winners

Mayor Nutter displayed the World Series trophy in City Hall today, letting fans take pictures with baseball's most coveted award. And although the Philllies are tied 1-1 in the Series with the Tampa Rays, Nutter said he was confident the city will get to keep the trophy.

"Possession is nine-tenths of the law," Nutter joked. "That trophy isn't going anywhere."

With the Phillies returning home for games Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Nutter and city officials urged all fans to take public transit to Citizens Bank Park -- especially on Sunday when the Phillies and Eagles have games, and there is a concert at the Wachovia Spectrum.

Deputy Mayor for Transportation Rina Cutler was blunt: "If you are showing up, do not drive."

According to SEPTA, there will be extra trains running on all game days. Express trains will run every 10 minutes along the Broad Street subway line to the stadiums. There will be extra Market-Frankford trains and Regional Rail trains to get fans to the Broad Street line. And there will be extra late night Regional Rail trains to get people home. (Go to www.septa.org for more details.)

The Philadelphia Parking Authority will also have parking lots open in Center City where commuters can park for just $5 and then take the subway.

Nutter also announced the winners of the raffle for tickets in the Mayor's box. Here are the names, picked from the 22,000 correct entries.

Winners for Game Three:

Kathy Cerulli - Philadelphia, PA
John McEntee - Plymouth Meeting, PA
Mandy Cichanowsky - Sellersville, PA

Winners for Game Four:
Melissa Fantazzia - Philadelphia, PA
Jami Pirillo - Pennsauken, NJ
Brian Siket - Christiana, PA

Winners for Game Five:
Soha Shah - Philadelphia, PA
Bobby Yaworski - Philadelphia, PA
Toni Reed - Philadelphia, PA

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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Sean Collins Walsh is from Bucks County and went to Northwestern University. He joined the Daily News copy desk in 2012 and now covers the Nutter administration. Before that, he interned at papers including The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News and The Seattle Times. E-mail tips to walshSE@phillynews.com
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