Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Phillies decide not to hold postseason rally

The Phillies have decided not to hold a rally. Instead, they're planning festivities around Wednesday's playoff opener.

Phillies decide not to hold postseason rally

The Phillies just sent out a release noting that out of respect to and in memory of Philadelphia Police Officer Patrick McDonald, who was killed last Tuesday, and in light of his viewing tomorrow night and his funeral on Tuesday, they have chosen not to have a Center City rally as they had done last year.

Instead, fans Wednesday are invited to attend a rally that will kick off October Phest which will begin three hours before to the game.  The event will take place on Citizens Bank Way, located on the west side of Citizens Bank Park.  Further information on Wednesday's celebration will be released in the next 2 days.

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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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Athletic contests were, for a long time, simply fun and games. Nowadays they’re just a small part of a sports entertainment industry that puts billions of dollars into play and a number of issues into motion. Moneyball indeed. You might be closer to the action than ever before, but that privilege comes at a price - and often it’s beyond what you can afford.

With that as the backdrop we’ll use this blog to dig out stories and swap advice about how the fan experience is changing and what it’s costing you now and in the future. Some of it will educate, some will let you vent. And in a sports panel format, it should allow for a consensus of opinion that can carry some weight.

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