Saturday, April 18, 2015

World Serieous Move

If the Phillies are involved in a Game 6 of the World Series , the 76ers will open their season an hour earlier.

World Serieous Move

You can catch up with some material in my previous post about Marreese Speights and some fun stuff from around the NBA later. Right now, in the midst of the World Series, this takes precedence.

If the Phillies are involved in a Game 6 with the Tampa  Bay Rays in Florida Wednesday night, the Sixers will open their regular season against the Toronto raptors an hour earlier.

Here's the official plan:

If there's a Game 6, the Sixers-Raptors will tip off at 6 p.m. rather than 7 p.m., Sixers senior vice-president Lara Price said just after 5 o'clock. That way, fans in the Wachovia Center can remain in the AT&T Pavilion in the Wachovia Center to watch the baseball game.

And, oh yeah, there will be some food and drink specials.

And . . . The Sixers are terming this a post-game event a block party, free and open to the public.

Outstanding move.

About this blog
Bob Cooney has been at the Daily News for more than 20 years, working in the sports department for the past 15. This is his third season on the Sixers beat. He has covered just about everything, but mostly college basketball, where he was the La Salle beat writer for six seasons. E-mail Bob at and follow him on Twitter.

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