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Phillies Play Two Saturday Due to Hurricane Irene

Posted by Pat Gallen, Thu, August 25, 2011 02:27 PM | Comments: 20
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By all accounts, Irene could be the strongest hurricane to hit the east coast in a long time (PHOTO: NASA)

A rumor surfaced earlier today that the Phillies game with the Florida Marlins on Sunday will be moved up and turned into a doubleheader on Saturday due to the impending Hurricane that is angling toward the east coast.

That has now been confirmed by the team in a press release:

The Phillies game on Sunday, August 28 against the Florida Marlins has been moved up due to the threat of severe weather from Hurricane Irene.  The game will be played as part of a day/night doubleheader on Saturday, August 27 at 1:05 p.m.

All tickets for the August 28 game will be honored for entry into the August 27 day game, which begins at 1:05 p.m.  The ShopRite Back-to-School Cliff Lee Gym Bag giveaway for fans 14 and under will also take place at the afternoon game.  All gates, including Ashburn Alley, will open at 11:05 a.m. for the 1:05 p.m. game.

The regularly scheduled game on August 27 will still begin at 7:05 p.m.  Fans holding tickets for August 27 should attend the 7:05 p.m. game.  All gates, including Ashburn Alley, will open at 6:05 p.m. for the second game.

The Phillies starters are scheduled to be RHP Roy Halladay for the 1:05 p.m. game and LHP Cliff Lee for the 7:05 p.m. game.

Hurricane Irene is set to make landfall sometime later on Saturday and will wash out the game on Sunday, so the Phillies appear to be proactive in trying to play an entire series. Saturday, however, may not be much better depending on when the rain will fall.

The better move could be a doubleheader tomorrow, to ensure that Saturday’s weather does not play a role in canceling the game anyway.

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  • Posts: 5160 Lefty

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    It doesn’t strike me as odd that a series with the Florida Marlins has to have a game re-scheduled for a hurricane.

    But a home game???

     
  • Posts: 5160 Lefty

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    I mean seriously, what’s next? Postponing football games for snow?

    Oh wait……….

     
    • Posts: 0 Bobbi

      I LOVE THAT YOU JUST WENT THERE!!!

       
  • Posts: 0 TheDipsy

    How bout just a regular old doubleheader? A day /night doubleheader is not a double header. A double header is two games played at such a time that the players don’t take a shower and eat in between games. Cheapskates. I’d love to sit and watch two games tomorrow.

    The Dipsy

     
  • Posts: 1435 Pat Gallen

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    It’s mayhem! The world is coming to an end.

     
  • Posts: 1435 Pat Gallen

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    Dispy you cant do that here. You have to clear out because its not schduled that way. So 45,000 have to get out and make way for another 45,000 and you need time to do all that.

     
    • Posts: 0 Drolz

      True – teams dont do that anymore. The economics of today’s game make it necessary to get as much money out of fans’ wallets as possible. I used to go to the old twi-night doubleheaders at the Vet and it was awesome. But that was another era and man, I feel old.

       
  • Posts: 0 TheDipsy

    Pat……no kidding. Were you alive for real doubleheaders when they played games back to back? Night dubs were called “twi-nite” doubleheaders? Those were the days.

    The Dipsy

     
    • Posts: 2990 Chuck A.

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      “twi-night” Now there’s a term I haven’t heard in awhile.

       
  • Posts: 1435 Pat Gallen

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    Yes I was alive, actually went to one. Can you believe it! Back in the Vet days, for sure.

    I remember going to one when CBP first opened as well. Have to look into that.

     
  • Posts: 1435 Pat Gallen

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    Saturday June 4, 2005 – Rain out on Friday forced a twi-night doubleheader on Saturday, 5:05 start time game 1, Game 2 was after. I was at both of those games.
    So, it wasn’t scheduled but it was a twi-nighter.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Well I have not been here for a while. My wife said I was again avoiding family life for the Phillies. Have not watched a game on tv for two weeks. Will take a peek at the phone for scores, plus we got rid of csn and dropped comcast. dish network rules. I will watch the playoff games but 162 game season is riddiculous.

     
  • Posts: 2990 Chuck A.

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    Here’s a nice breakdown of different doubleheaders. Imagine a TRIPLEheader!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doubleheader_(baseball)

     
  • Posts: 0 bacardipr05

    Im going to throw some chicken bones in a moving creek an hope the Braves loose at least a game or two. It’s just unbelievable that run they are having they are closing the gap. Kind of sort what we did to them last year.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Braves will catch the most overrated player. yankees hit 3 grand slams. oh baby

     
  • Posts: 0 David

    Ed Rendell called one of the local sports talk shows to protest the change in scheduling and stated that “the change in scheduling is evidence that we are becoming a nation of wimps.”

     
  • Posts: 0 bacardipr05

    Frack the fracking Braves again wtf…

     
  • Posts: 0 Don M

    I always thought “Jeff” was a Mets fan, not a Yankees fan…. but obviously not a Phillies fan

     
  • Posts: 8 John Russo

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    All-Star games in the 50′s and 60′s were actually double-headers. Kinda cool

     
  • Posts: 0 Leon Oboler

    For me the problem is that I have tix for the night game on Saturday but weather.com says there is a 90% chance of rain at 7pm. It would be a MAJOR pain to go all the way to the gate and have them call the game. Anybody know how likely they are to call the game a couple of hours BEFORE it starts?

     
 
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