This weekend at Citizens Bank Park

NOTE: Standing Room Only tickets will go on sale at 4:00 p.m. for games on April 27, 28 & 30…and at 9:00 a.m. for the game on April 29.

Online: Follow the action before and during the game on, @philaphillies and @phillies.

Traffic/Transit: Motorists are reminded they can log on to, or call 511 from any phone before or after the game to check traffic conditions on major highways surrounding the Sports Complex. Transit services are also available … for a SEPTA schedule please visit

“Need Help?” Text Service: If there is a medical, security or cleaning emergency during home games at Citizens Bank Park, fans can text the word "PHILLIES" [space], with issue and location to 69050. The Phillies will automatically reply with a text with how they will respond.

Extra! Extra!: Issue 1 of the 2012 Phillies Magazine featuring new Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon, available at the Majestic Clubhouse Store or ballpark NewsStands.

CHICAGO CUBS (April 27-30)

FRIDAY: 7:05 p.m. … Gate openings: Ashburn Alley – 4:35 p.m.; Other gates – 5:35 p.m. … Broadcast: CSN, WPHT 1210/WIP 94.1, WDAS 1480 AM (Spanish).

  • Autism Awareness Night. First Ball: Jack Milligan, from Council Rock North High School, representing all children with autism.
  • Therese’s Team Night. First Ball: Jack Sharkey.
  • Washington Township Night.
    • National Anthem: WTHS Chorus. Color Guard: WTHS JROTC.
    • First Ball: WTHS Teachers of the YearHeather Petolicchio throwing and Tom Morris catching.
    • Pre-game performance: WTHS Orchestra.
  • Special Welcome: Swarthmore-Rutledge School.
  • Explorer’s Recognition: Members of the Phillies Cradle of Liberty Boy Scout Explorer post who learned about careers in baseball will be recognized during pre-game.
  • 5th inning: The Give and Take Jugglers will perform with the Phanatic.
  • Take Me Out to the Ballgame performed by Pennsylvania’s own Shawn & Hobby Band.

SATURDAY: 7:05 p.m. … Gate openings: Ashburn Alley – 4:35 p.m.; Other gates – 5:05 p.m. … Broadcast: TCN, WPHT 1210/WIP 94.1, MEGA 1310 AM (Spanish).

  • Philadelphia Science Night. Features interactive exhibits throughout the ballpark, as part of the city-wide Philadelphia Science Festival. First Ball: Hubo, the humanoid robot developed by Drexel University, will throw out the first pitch (weather permitting).
    • First Base Plaza: Animal Games – Presented by the Philadelphia Zoo, meet some playful friends face to face…Recycle your cell phones and chargers too!; Baseball Science – The Franklin Institute Traveling Scientists will explore their favorite demonstrations – with a sports twist.
    • Third Base Plaza: The Field Gets a Facelift – Learn from the Phillies about the new Riviera Bermuda grass used on the field at Citizens Bank Park; Mind Your Brain – Learn about brain biology, injury and concussion prevention through hands-on activities with Penn Medicine; Science of Sports Equipment – Make bouncy balls with Drexel University.
    • Left Field Gate/Ashburn Alley: Lords of Science – Compare the size and weight of balls used in modern day sports to a Mayan ball, presented by Penn Museum; Sizing Up Sports – Find out how baseball equipment measures up to creatures in nature with the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
    • Hall of Fame Club: Science of Play – Create astonishing shapes and designs from a single piece of paper using math and geometry with the Please Touch Museum; The Scoreboard – Learn how LED lights are used to create a smooth moving picture when viewed at a distance with La Salle University.
    • Terrace Level: All About Achilles – Learn all about the Achilles tendon, including how to prevent injury from the University of the Sciences; Awesome Animal Athletes – Work out like a wild animal as the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge shows how different animals move; How Do Boats Float? – Find out how to keep a boat afloat with baseball, presented by the Independence Seaport Museum; Think Fast: Stimulus and Response – Test your reflexes and discover how important sports are to everyday life, presented by Temple University; What Should I Wear? – With help from Philadelphia University students, investigate the functionality of active wear.
  • First Ball: Brian Dawkins, former Philadelphia Eagle.
  • First ball:  Representative from the PA Lottery.
  • St. Kevin’s Elementary School Night. National Anthem: St. Kevin’s Elementary School Choir.
  • Pre-Game performance by the James A. Garfield Middle School Band.
  • Special Welcome: Holy Ghost High School.
  • Phanatic Attic, at Majestic Clubhouse Store, 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Sign an oversized birthday card for the Phillies Phanatic, to be presented to him at Sunday’s game.
  • Book Signing, 5:30-6:30 p.m. by Newsstand behind section 111: Gary Matthews will sign copies of his new book Few and Chosen.
  • Earlier in the Day: TOTAL Coaches Clinic.
  • Player Ticket Programs: Hamels’ Heroes – Cole Hamels will honor members of the military involved in Operation Homefront for their service. Guests will watch batting practice and receive a T-shirt and concessions…Lee’s VIPs – Cliff Lee will host children from CHOP, provide t-shirts and food concessions.

SUNDAY: 1:35 p.m. … Gate openings: Ashburn Alley – 11:05 a.m.; Other gates – 11:35 a.m. … Pre-Game Show: WB Mason Behind the Pinstripes at 1:05 p.m. on PHL17; Broadcast: PHL17, WPHT 1210/WIP 94.1, WDAS 1480 AM (Spanish).

  • Citizens Bank Phillie Phanatic Birthday/Phanatic Coin Bank for children 14 and under. The Phanatic’s birthday celebration begins at 1:00 p.m.! On-field festivities include a ShopRite Happy Birthday Cake … a Phillie Phanatic Friendly games competition with mascots from around Major League Baseball and the local area … presentation of a fan-signed, Phanatic-sized birthday card … as well as plenty of other surprises.
  • National Anthem: St. Hubert’s High School Choir.
  • Book Signing, 12:30-1:30 p.m. by Newsstand behind section 111: CSNPhilly’s Jim Salisbury and’s Todd Zolecki will sign copies of their new book The Rotation.
  • God Bless America: Sabrina Carpenter.
  • Post-game: Philadelphia Futures event hosted by Carlos Ruiz (sold out).

MONDAY: 7:05 p.m. … Gate openings: Ashburn Alley – 4:35 p.m.; Other gates – 5:35 p.m. … Broadcast: CSN, WPHT 1210/WIP 94.1, MEGA 1310 AM (Spanish).

  • Hatfield Phillies Franks Dollar Dog Night.
  • Down Syndrome Night. First Ball: Kevin Leaming, T21 Club of the Delaware Valley member.
  • Kevin From Heaven Night. First Ball: Colin Flach.
  • Central High School Night. First Ball: Stan Levy.
  • National Anthem: Penn State Abingtones.
  • 5th inning: Shooting hot dogs!
  • Player Ticket Programs: Doc’s Box – Roy Halladay will host children from Nemours and Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children ... JRoll’s Aces – Jimmy Rollins will meet with students from the Thomas Morton School during batting practice, and provide a T-shirt and concessions.