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Game 3 to be shown on the big screen at Penn's Landing

Game 3 of the Phillies-Dodgers series will be broadcast down at Penn's Landing on Sunday night.

Game 3 to be shown on the big screen at Penn's Landing

The Phillies have announced that they will hold a viewing party for Game 3 at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing on Sunday night. The event, sponsored by the Penn's Landing Corporation, is free. It will start at 8 o'clock.

If you go, you can watch the game from Dodger Stadium on a 17’ by 27’ LED video display. Game time is 8:22 p.m. The Great Plaza is located off Columbus Boulevard, between Walnut and Market streets.

"Our fans have been so amazing all year. We all wish we could be in Los Angeles to root in person, but this is a great way to gather with fellow Phillies fans, watch the game and cheer us on to victory," wrote Michael Harris, Philies director for marketing and special projects, in an e-mail.

Special appearances will be made by the Phillie Phanatic and Phillies Ballgirls, and rally towels will be given to fans. You also can purchase a variety of snacks and beverages (nonalcoholic and beer). Guests are being asked to bring along blankets and chairs, as well as food and beverages.

Of course, last week the Eagles and Phillies played at the same time. Those with two TVs were in the best shape; otherwise it was an afternoon spent clicking the remote back and forth. This Sunday both teams will be on the West Coast. The Eagles will play the 49ers at 4:15 in the Bay Area, and almost certainly will be over before the first pitch is thrown at Dodger Stadium.

There was talk of arranging a public viewing of last Saturday's NLDS Game 3 at Milwaukee, but those plans were trashed when word of Bruce Springsteen's free concert on the Parkway for Barack Obama was announced.

Paul Vigna
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Paul Vigna still has the seat he wrestled out of the concrete at Connie Mack Stadium parked in the finished basement, a 1980 Phillies championship mirror hanging above it. Now, why he’s kept an autograph of former Flyer Bruce Gamble on a sheet of Hockey Hall of Fame paper is another story. A native of Philly who grew up in Lansdale, he’s an assistant sports editor at the Daily News in charge of special projects who has written two columns related to sports and consumers: View From the Seats and Savvy Consumer.

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