I wasn't blown away by Citi Field. I can't say the same thing about the new Yankee Stadium. They did this place right, and somehow succeeded in making an ultra-modern ballpark feel retro. The most impressive aspect of the new park? It's got to be the giant video board in center field. The thing is huge, and the picture clarity looks better than the flat screen television in my apartment. I haven't had a chance to sample the concessions, but the food in the press box puts everything else in the major leagues to shame. By far the most impressive new park I have been to. I really like Citizens Bank Park, but if I had to cover 81 home games here, I wouldn't complain.
Indications from both Charlie Manuel and Ruben Amaro Jr. are that the Phillies plan on announcing a roster move tonight after the game. Neither would shed any light on if the call-up will be John Mayberry, who did not start at Triple-A Lehigh Valley tonight, the first time that has happened this season.
I expect Mayberry will be up and one of the team's extra relievers will be sent down. The question - has Sergio Escalona impressed enough to warrant keeping around? He has made three appearances, and tossed three scoreless innings. Would the team think about keeping him and sending down Jack Taschner? We'll have to wait and see.