Ballpark Buzz: Top 5 Things to Know for Phillies-Rockies Series (May 22-25)

The Phillies return to Citizens Bank Park to play the Colorado Rockies (May 22-25). Below are the top 5 things to know; plus, prepare for your visit to Citizens Bank Park by checking out What's New at the Ballpark in food, fashion and fandom.

  1. Start the week off right with an @Phillies giveaway on Monday! Plus, Navy officer honored on-field as the Rothman Hometown Hero.

On Monday, May 22, fans 15 and over will receive an@Phillies Tech Kit at the 7:05 p.m. Phillies game versus the Rockies. This portable tech kit includes earbuds, USB charger port, car charger port & carrying case (USB cord not included).

Also, Petty Officer 2ndClass Michael Aherns, USN from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey will be honored as the Rothman Hometown Hero and will change a base during the third inning. During his 7 years of service, Ahrens has been awarded for his many accomplishments and most recently was selected as the 2016 Liberty USO US Navy Service Member of the Year.

  1. IndyCar racers Marco Andretti and Sage Karam to throw out first pitches Tuesday.

Get ready for IndyCar drivers Marco Andretti and Sage Karam, currently competing in the IndyCar Series, to throw out speedy first pitches prior to Tuesday's 7:05 p.m. Phillies game.

  1. Celebrate Teva Respiratory Night on Wednesday with featured guest Kristin Chenoweth and all fans Teva cap giveaway!

On Wednesday, May 23, award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth, who also has asthma, will be at Citizens Bank Park as part of Teva Repiratory Night to sing the National Anthem prior to the 7:05 p.m. Phillies-Rockies game.

Plus, all fans will receive a Phillies Cap courtesy of Teva Respiratory, who will also be providing free asthma screenings at the First & Third Base Gates.

  1. Citizens Bank Businessperson's Special & Senior Stroll the Bases Thursday!

Fans are invited to head out of the office and enjoy an afternoon of baseball at the Citizens Bank Businessperson's Special on Thursday, May 25, during the 1:05 p.m. Phillies game against the Rockies. It's a great way to kick back with coworkers or entertain a client.

Then, after the game, seniors 55 and over are invited to go onto the field and stroll the bases.

  1. During and after every game: Vote your Phillies favorites on the Esurance All Star Ballot & enjoy post-game specials at XFINITY! Live.

Esurance All-Star Balloting is currently underway! Fans are invited to stop by the Social Media Deck on the Budweiser Rooftop to vote for their favorite Phillies players by casting their 2017 All-Star ballots and receive a "Vote Phillies" wristband. Voting can also be done through the MLB App.

After EVERY game, the fun continues with XFINITY Live! Post-Game Specials, available one hour immediately following the game.

Gate Openings: Ashburn Alley opens two hours prior to game time; all gates open one and a half hours prior to game time.

Fandom: Check-in using Ballpark, Citizens Bank Park's official mobile app, to receive special offers for retail, concessions and more. Also, follow the action via @Phillies on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.

Broadcast: For the most up-to-date TV broadcast schedule, please go to MLB.TV and SportsRadio 94WIP will host all games during the season. CSN Philly will stream the games, as well as the pre- and post-game shows, on and on the NBC Sports app.

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