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Phillies, Rays Return To Scene Of The Crime

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Fri, April 03, 2009 06:02 PM | Comments: 28
Posts, Spring Gameday

It’s the first of two on-deck games against that team the Phillies defeated in the World Series: Phillies vs. Rays tonight. Game time is 7:05 from Citizens Bank Park.

Joe Blanton pitches for the Phillies; he’ll face Scott Kazmir. Blanton defeated the Rays in game four of the ALCS, hitting a home run off Edwin Jackson. Kazmir lost game one against the Phils at Tropicana Field.

It’ll be the first time the Phils take Citizens Bank Park’s field since Oct. 29, 2008. Expect some rowdiness.

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  • Posts: 0 Michael N.

    is this gonna be on tv.

     
  • Posts: 0 Fuhs

    No Utley tonight..

    Rollins
    Victorino
    Werth
    Howard
    Ibanez
    Feliz
    Bruntlett
    Ruiz (DH)
    Coste

    Meanwhile, Pat Burrell is batting 5th.

     
  • Posts: 0 TJ

    Crime? What crime?

     
  • Posts: 0 Fuhs

    Pat Burrell ceremony getting a standing ovation.

     
  • Posts: 0 Fuhs

    And the “EVA” chants are back

     
  • Posts: 0 Fuhs

    And Burrell gets an RBI.

     
  • Posts: 0 The Dipsy

    Is this game on TV?

     
  • Posts: 0 Greg V.

    No it’s on the Big Talker 1210!

     
  • Posts: 0 CT

    Pat just stole a base! WTF!

     
  • Posts: 0 Chutley

    hahaaahahhahaha if you see it in the box score, it’s not a mistake. Pat Burrell just stole a base.

     
  • Posts: 0 Greg V.

    His first since 2004

     
  • Posts: 0 ali

    I could not, for the life of me, understand why mlb.com was listing a stolen base for burrell. Is that an indictment of Coste, or did Burrell get rid of the blocks of cement he’s been wearing on his feet in place of cleats?

     
  • Posts: 0 Chutley

    don’t think they were really expecting him to go and he got a decent jump

     
  • Posts: 0 CT

    yeah i doubt they were putting any effort into holding him on

     
  • Posts: 0 Chutley

    heads up by cairo

     
  • Posts: 0 Fuhs

    Hey Joel Maddon…

    THE FIVE MAN INFIELD DOESN’T WORK!

     
  • Posts: 0 CT

    haha did he actually try to do that again?

     
  • Posts: 0 CT

    nice, Jason Donald with the game winning single!

     
  • Posts: 0 Fuhs

    Exact repeat of the WS game 3. Except Donald knocked it into the completely empty right field.

    From the sound of it, it could have been worth 3 runs, or even 4, if they played it out. Nobody even close to the ball up the line.

     
  • Posts: 0 Chutley

    nobody was close because they only had two outfielders. Awesome game great way to start a season

     
  • Posts: 0 Phil

    i was at the game. the end was epic. the beer selection at cbp got even better. jason donald is gonna be a stud

     
  • Posts: 0 jmus97

    you better believe matt stairs and the boys are taking pat out for a beer after that stolen base. im not sure which burrell jersey to wear tomorrow..phillies or rays.

     
  • Posts: 0 Joe

    The standing O for Pat’s first AB was really moving. It made Philadelphia fans look classy.

     
  • Posts: 0 MP

    Tonight was aweseome. Could not believe Pat stole a base! Crowd (at least in the upper deck) was ELECTRIC during the bottom of the 9th. Donald is for sure gonna be a stud. I hope TB finally got the message tonight that the 5 man infield is not a good strategy. It was a great night back. It may sound stupid, but if tonight was any indicator of how this season is going to be, we are in for a hell of a good ride yet again!

     
  • Posts: 0 Havoc

    Just got back from the game man that was a great night. I’m so glad baseball is back. I was getting tired of not losing my voice at these things. Just have to rest it up for opening night now.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keith

    anybody have a video of the Pat Burrell tribute?

     
  • Posts: 0 Mike B.

    Found this on youtube. Not sure if it’s what everyone’s referring to, but I can’t find anything else.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wKj0JEFi9w

     
  • Posts: 0 MP

    Yeah that was the end of the video.

     
 
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