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