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Phillies Fans’ Guide to Clearwater

Posted by Brian Michael, Tue, March 01, 2011 07:30 AM Comments: 5

March is here, and you know what that means – Spring Training! With a few games already behind them, the Phillies have started their quest for the 2011 World Series. Fortunately for fans, that journey always begins in sunny Clearwater, Florida. The Phillies have been coming to the area just off the Gulf of Mexico since 1915 and it has provided fans a warm haven from the final weeks of winter.

Phillies Nation has gone to Spring Training the past 6 years and after all the games, player sightings, sunburns, and parties, we’ve put together our Phillies Fans’ Guide to Clearwater.

To those fans who have not yet been on a Spring Training trip, I have one word for you – GO! It’s the most fun you’ll ever have…or the most relaxing time you’ve ever had….or both! In the meantime, read below for a taste of what you’ve been missing. The Guide is definitely a work in progress, so I’ve you’ve been to Spring Training, please offer your suggestions in the comments area.

Continue reading Phillies Fans’ Guide to Clearwater


Photos from this Weekend's Series

Posted by Brian Michael, Mon, September 27, 2010 02:44 PM Comments: 0

Here are some photos I took from the games on Saturday and Sunday in Philly (they look best in Full Screen mode). If the weather cooperates tonight, I’ll have some more from the potential clincher. Go Phils!


Update on Phillies Care Packages for Troops

Posted by Brian Michael, Thu, September 16, 2010 04:31 PM Comments: 0

For those of you who haven’t heard, we’re collecting donations so that we can send fun Phillies gear to fans serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. In less than a month, we’ve had 30 people and companies donate over $750.

This past week we plowed through a mountain of customs forms, Post Office boxes, tape and newspapers to stuff 15 carepackages for soldiers. Each package features a custom Phillies Nation Phillies hat, a DVD of the 2008 season, a handful of Phanatic figurines, Phillies Nation stickers and a Phillies keychain, courtesy of our friends at WholesaleKeychain.com.

We identified recipients by asking around on our Facebook page and each person who responded was genuinely excited and grateful; so if you haven’t made a donation yet, you still can by clicking here. This really means a lot to these guys and for those of us who normally take their sacrifices for granted, it is an easy way to give some thing back.

This first batch of packages are being delivered to places as far as Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany, Japan, and even the North Pole.  If you know of a Phillies fan serving abroad or are one yourself, and would like us to send a carepackage, please email us through our contact form.

Here are some photos from this weekend’s packing session:


Winning Streak Stops at Eight

Posted by Amanda Orr, Fri, July 30, 2010 11:09 PM Comments: 18

All good things come to an end.  The Phillies’ eight game winning streak came to a halt as the Phillies fell 8-1 to the Washington Nationals.  The loss came on a night where Roy Oswalt made his anticipated Phillies debut, but could not live up to the expectations.

The loss was Oswalt’s 13th of the season, which leads the majors.  Nyjer Morgan greeted him with a lead-off triple, and eventually scored.  The Nationals did not look back. Oswalt did not get much help from his defense.  Craig Stammen laid down a poor bunt.  The Phillies should have been able to get the lead runner at third base, however nobody covered third as Carlos Ruiz’s throw sailed into left field.

Oswalt lasted six innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits, and two walks.  He struck out four and hit two batters.  Regardless, it was a very disappointing debut for Oswalt.  However, don’t call this trade a bust.  Oswalt still remains as one of the top pitchers in the game; he just had a rough night.  It happens to every pitcher.

The Phillies made Oswalt feel right at home with their lack of run support.  Oswalt’s offense averages 2.51 runs per game when he pitches.  The Phillies lone run came on a home run from Jayson Werth.  Stammen, who entered the game with an ERA over five, made hitters look silly.  The Phillies couldn’t do anything.

It’s always tough to lose to a last place team, but the streak wasn’t going to last forever.  The Phillies could build a new streak tomorrow, but they have to focus on one game at a time.

Here are some photos from the game:


Photos from Today’s Phillies-Cubs Game

Posted by Brian Michael, Fri, July 16, 2010 09:24 PM Comments: 24


Phillies Nation Bus Trip to DC on July 31

Posted by Brian Michael, Thu, July 08, 2010 10:28 AM Comments: 2

We did it already on Opening Day – turned Nationals Park into Citizens Bank South – and we’re doing it again on Saturday, July 31. Join us as the Phillies take on the Washington Nationals for a midsummer night’s game in our nation’s capital.

The game starts at at 7:05 pm in DC, so we will be leaving from Citizens Bank Park at 2pm.

Tickets are $82 and include:

  1. Seat to and from DC on a comfy motorcoach showing classic Phillies videos
  2. Tickets to the game in Section 140-143 (right field)
  3. Tailgate party outside Nationals Park and refreshments on the bus (including some fancy beers)
  4. Lots of Phillies and Phillies Nation giveaways

Click here to reserve your spot now – as usual, they’re going fast!

There is also an option available if you would like to purchase tickets to just the game and tailgate party.

Here are photos from the Opening Day trip to DC:


Photos from CBP Tour and McFadden’s Party

Posted by Brian Michael, Sat, June 19, 2010 11:12 AM Comments: 3

The evening began with a fascinating tour of Citizens Bank Park and ended with McFadden’s girls pour shots down our throats. Darren Daulton was there, and to top it all off Nick “The Beerman” proposed to his girlfriend who he met on our Mets Bus Trip last year (she said yes!). Oh yea, and the Phillies beat the Yankees in convincing fashion behind Kyle Kendrick.

(view the photos in Full Screen mode for best effect)


Come on a Tour of Citizens Bank Park

Posted by Brian Michael, Thu, June 03, 2010 01:30 PM Comments: 4

You’re invited to an exclusive tour of Citizens Bank Park. Come see the Phillies lockers, the batting cages, the dugout, the suites, even take a stand behind the podium in the press room. It’s all part of an awesome 90-minute tour beginning at 5:30 pm (meet at the Majestic store at 5:15) on Thursday, June 17 for just $10. After the tour, stick around to watch the Phillies battle Yankees at McFadden’s. Your first drink is on us!

The tour is Sold Out, but please sign up below to be notified if a spot becomes available or if you’d like to party with us at McFadden’s afterward.

Here are some photos from last year’s tour:


Photos from Home Opener

Posted by Brian Michael, Tue, April 13, 2010 03:30 PM Comments: 0

Here are some shots from another fun and exciting Opening Day at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies Nation crew welcomed James from Villas, NJ, winner of our ESPN Radio trivia contest.


Photos from Opening Day in DC

Posted by Brian Michael, Thu, April 08, 2010 01:06 AM Comments: 12

All the stories are true, Phillies fans invaded Nationals Park on Opening Day. Here are the photos.

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