Plus American Idol Scotty McCreery, Patriots Day, Bark in the Park Night, Baseball Academy Reunions & more!
TUESDAY: 7:05 p.m. Ashburn Alley - 4:35 p.m.; Other gates - 5:35 p.m. Broadcast: CSN, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP, SAP (Spanish), WOGL HD4 (Spanish) and WTTM 1680 AM (Spanish).
- Bark in the Park Night. Bring your dog to the first-ever Bark in the Park event at Citizens Bank Park, supporting the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), being held exclusively in the Budweiser Rooftop Bleachers. Limited tickets still available and must be purchased in advance - no walkup sales.
- All fans can participate in the event by donating pet items such as blankets, canned dog and cat food and paper towels at all entrance gates.
- Representatives from PAWS will also be on site inside the First Base and Left Field Gate with adoptable dogs and additional information on their organization.
- Baseball Academy Reunion. Youngsters from the Delaware Valley who participated in Phillies Baseball Academy will parade around the field prior to the game. First Ball: Representing all Academy youngsters, Nick Luther, Cardinal O'Hara High School site.
- First Ball: Representing Nike, Veronica Lichtenwalner (Kutztown, Pa.).
- Pregame Performance: Clayton High School Marching Band.
National Anthem: The South Vocal Ensemble of Council Rock High School South.
WEDNESDAY: 7:05 p.m. Ashburn Alley - 4:35 p.m.; Other gates - 5:35 p.m. Broadcast: CSN, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP, SAP (Spanish), WOGL HD4 (Spanish) and WTTM 1680 AM (Spanish).
- Patriot Day. Members of the Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments will present the 50 state flags in a ceremony on-field.
- Police and Firefighters Celebration: Fans who purchase tickets through this promotion will receive an exclusive Phillies Police and Firefighters t-shirt. Net proceeds for this event will benefit local Police and Firefighter charities.
- Color Guard: An All-Service Military Color Guard, members of the Philadelphia Police Department Ceremonial Color Guard and Philadelphia Fire Department Color Guard.
- National Anthem: Senior Airmen Eric Anderson, USAF.
- God Bless America: Officer Nate Fulton, Phila. Police Dept.
- America the Beautiful: TSGT Karen Blackburn, USAF.
- Ceremonial Base Change: Representing Firefighters, Battalion Chief Charles Klink; Representing Police, Officer Paul Bryant with police dog, Deeohgee.
- Player Ticket Program: Hamels' Heroes (Liberty USO of PA and South Jersey).
THURSDAY: 7:05 p.m. Ashburn Alley - 4:35 p.m.; Other gates - 5:35 p.m. Broadcast: CSN, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, SportsRadio 94WIP, SAP (Spanish), WOGL HD4 (Spanish) and WTTM 1680 AM (Spanish).
- Baseball Academy Reunion. Youngsters from the Delaware Valley who participated in Phillies Baseball Academy will parade around the field prior to the game.
- Lockheed Martin Night. First Ball: Sarah Caldwell, Multi-Functional Engineer and Sci Manager.
- Susquehanna International Group, LLP Night.
- Pregame Performance: Hershey High School Band.
- Check Presentation by Scotty McCreery, American Idol season 10 winner, to the Phillies RBI program. He will also sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame".
- Signing the Anthem: Deaf Choir.
- Special Welcome: Deaf Awareness Group and Adult Congenital Heart Network.
Tickets: Fans can purchase tickets at phillies.com, by calling 215-463-1000 or in-person at the First and Third Base Gate Ticket Windows as well as the Ticket Kiosks (24/7).
Traffic: Motorists are reminded they can log on to www.511pa.com, www.511nj.org or call 511 from any phone before or after the game to check traffic conditions on major highways surrounding the Sports Complex. A vast option of transit services is also available; for a SEPTA schedule please visit www.septa.org.
Social Media: Fans can follow the action before and during the game on www.facebook.com/phillies and via Twitter: @phillies, also featuring in-game "tweet your ticket" and other special opportunities - just for phollowers!
Extra! Extra! The 2013 Phillies Yearbook and Issue 6, the final issue of the 2013 Phillies Magazine, featuring Chase Utley, are available at the Majestic Clubhouse Store or ballpark NewsStands.