Thinking warm thoughts, Phils tickets

It's cold, Thanksgiving night and the Eagles are on the tube. 

So what better time to post a few of the Phillies ticket dates to circle on your calendar? Season-ticket packages have been on sale for the past several weeks. Six Game Packs will go on sale Dec. 10, sales for groups of 25 or more will go on sale Jan. 14, 2009, and individual game tickets become available a little more than a month later, on Feb. 19.

A chance to register online for the home opener and next year's series against the Red Sox will be announced at a later time.

For anyone planning to head to Florida for any of the Grapefruit League games, season tickets for spring training already are on sale. Three-game packs will become available Dec. 18 and tickets for individual games in Clearwater, Fla., will go on sale Jan. 8, 2009.