Posts Tagged ‘Tailgate’

Submit Your Recipes for the Phillies Nation Tailgate Cookbook

Posted by Brian Michael, Thu, February 04, 2010 11:42 AM Comments: 0

The Beerman GrillithAs you may have heard, we’re collecting recipes for the first edition of our Tailgate Cookbook. We’ve already had many creative submissions like “Grand Salami Pie” and “Philly Phanatic Honey Dew Melon Daiquiris”.

Preferably, the recipe can be prepared in a parking lot using portable equipment, but if you’re more of a couch tailgater and have a special food you like, you can submit that too. Our book will cover three chapters: tailgating at the park, tailgating at home, and tailgating with booze (food and drink recipes using alcohol).

We’ll test all the recipes and select the most delicious ones to be published (with credit) in our book. Use the form below to enter or upload your favorites and email us with any questions.


Join Us for Spring Training 2010

Posted by Brian Michael, Mon, December 21, 2009 08:06 AM Comments: 3

Phillies Spring Training TailgateMore so than Santa’s impending visit, I can not wait for Spring Training. The Phillies will be back with a vengeance in just over two months as they escape the cold northeast for sunny Clearwater.

If you plan on heading south in March for some Phillies fun in the sun, then you should meet up with us for our 4th annual St. Patrick’s Day tailgate outside Bright House Networks Field.  There will be plenty of free food, beer and giveaways.

Oh yea, did I mention the Phillies are playing the Yankees?  So yea, it’ll be as big as a Spring Training game can get.  Even if you don’t have plans yet, start thinking about it – a trip makes a great last-minute gift idea.

If you’re interested in coming, sign up below and we’ll send you more details as the date approaches.  In the meantime, keep shoveling that snow!


Gameday: Phillies (86-61) at Braves (79-69)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Sun, September 20, 2009 12:25 PM Comments: 152

Philadelphia Phillies (86-61) at Atlanta Braves (79-69)

Cliff Lee (14-11, 3.00) vs. Tommy Hanson (10-3, 2.65)

Time: 1:30 p.m at Turner Field in Atlanta
Weather: Rain, 72
Twitter: Phillies Nation

The Phillies and Braves face each other for the final time of the 2009 season.  The Braves won the season series, but the Phillies would like to add one more win with their ace on the mound.  The Phillies are 7-10 against their division rivals.

Cliff Lee rebounded from a few shaky outings, throwing a complete game shutout against the Washington Nationals.  Lee would like to carry over his success, however one of his poor outings was against the Braves.  In five innings, Lee allowed six earned runs on ten hits.

Lee will be opposed by the rookie phenom, Tommy Hanson.  Hanson can help his Rookie of the Year campaign, especially since his main competitor, J.A Happ, missed a couple starts.  Hanson has allowed only two runs in the last 24 innings he has pitched.  Hanson was tacked with the loss in his rain-shortened start against the Phillies in August.  Ryan Howard homered off him.

Coors LightYour Gameday Beer – Coors Light
I hope you’re thirsty. The Silver Bullet ranks up there as one of the best tailgate beers. That’s probably where the superlatives end, as this might be the least flavorable beer around. It’s brewed with Rocky Mountain water and it certainly tastes like it. As you’re flipping between the Phillies and Eagles this Sunday afternoon, have a few with some wings. – By Brian



Gameday: Phillies (73-51) At Pirates (52-72)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Thu, August 27, 2009 06:09 PM Comments: 115

Philadelphia Phillies (73-51) at Pittsburgh Pirates (52-72)

J.A Happ (10-2, 2.59ERA) vs. Charlie Morton (3-6, 5.21 ERA)

Time: 7:05 p.m at PNC Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 80
Twitter: Phillies Nation

The Phillies and Pirates will play the rubber-match game of the series tonight.  Even though the Pirates are a last place team, they’ve kept pace with the Phillies during this series. The games have been close and down to the wire.

The Phillies will hand the ball to J.A Happ, who has the lowest ERA of any rookie since Hideo Nomo in 1995.  He has been one of the most consistent starters, and isn’t phased when runners reach base.  Happ allowed one run in seven innings when he faced the Buccos in July.  He limited them to four hits, and walked two.

Charlie Morton gave up two runs in 6.1 innings in his last outing, rebounding from a game in which he allowed ten runs in one inning.  Morton faced the Phillies last season and gave up five runs in two innings.  Shane Victorino homered off him.  Victorino, the team’s leading hitter, is batting just .222 in the last seven days.

The offense needs to provide Happ with run support, something they’ve lacked in the past two games.  With the ninth inning troubles, it would be nice for the Phillies to get a comfortable lead, big enough so that it is a non-save situation.

Tonight’s lineup: Rollins (SS)/ Victorino (CF)/ Utley (2B)/ Howard (1B)/ Werth (RF)/ Ibanez (LF)/ Feliz (3B)/ Bako (C) Happ (P).

I.C. LightYour Gameday Beer – I.C. Light
When in Pittsburgh, drink the beer I suppose. This staple of Western PA carries little sophistication other than the many different tailgate games that it’s good for. The macrobrew is about on par with Miller, Bud and Coors (only around 4% ABV) except maybe with a little more soul. Eat it with some classic ‘burgh food like brats or any sandwich topped with french fries. – By Brian



Road Trip to CitiField This Saturday

Posted by Brian Michael, Mon, August 17, 2009 10:08 AM Comments: 69

The Phillies Nation bus trip to CitiField will take place this Saturday! Over 200 people are set to attend, but there is room for a few more.  So if you’d like to watch the Phils embarrass the Mets further than they’ve already done themselves – sign up now!

Luxury Coach from Philly, Upper Level Ticket, Tailgate – $149 ($179 for lower level ticket in Section 131)

Upper Level Ticket and Tailgate – $119

Luxury Coach from Philly and Tailgate – $79

Tailgate only – $35

For those people that have already signed up, you will be receiving an email with the final details soon. Most importantly, be in the Jetro Lot (Lot M) by 12:30 pm.

Also, can someone please make a big sign with the NL East standings?


Reserve Your Spot Today for the Bus Trip to New York

Posted by Brian Michael, Mon, August 03, 2009 11:38 AM Comments: 12

Tickets to the Phillies Nation bus trip to New York on Saturday, August 22 are going fast!

We’ve joined forces with PhillyTailgate.com to maximize the fun but there are still a limited number of seats available – so use the links below to reserve your spot today:

Luxury Coach from Philly, Upper Level Ticket, Tailgate – $149 ($179 for lower level ticket in Section 131)

Upper Level Ticket and Tailgate – $119

Luxury Coach from Philly and Tailgate – $79

Tailgate only – $35

We hope you can make it.


Gameday: Cardinals (52-46) At Phillies (54-39)

Posted by Amanda Orr, Fri, July 24, 2009 05:45 PM Comments: 192

St. Louis Cardinals (52-46) at Philadelphia Phillies (54-39)

Joel Pineiro (8-9, 3.09 ERA) vs. J.A Happ (7-0, 2.68)

Time: 7:05 p.m at Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 81
TV:Comcast Sportsnet
Twitter: Phillies Nation

The Phillies open the weekend series with the St. Louis Cardinals, who just acquired Matt Holliday.  Holliday will be in the lineup batting cleanup tonight.  It should be a very close series as both these teams lead their divisions.

There is a very confident feeling with J.A Happ on the mound.  Happ has one career start against the Cardinals.  He pitched 6.1 innings and allowed two earned runs on five hits and four walks.

Both pitchers, Happ and Joel Pineiro, do not tally many strikeouts, but have had very successful seasons by relying on their defense.  In three career starts against the Phillies, Pineiro is 1-0 with a 2.33 ERA.

The entire Phillies Nation staff will be in attendence, hopefully to witness yet another Phillies victory.

Your Gameday Beer - Yuengling Lager
Bartender, I’ll have a Lager. Everyone’s favorite hometown beer is on tap for tonight’s tailgate. We’ll be in Lot M having a liquid dinner… maybe a Schmitter later. -By Brian



The City Line

Posted by Jim Amato, Sat, May 06, 2006 12:31 PM Comments: 1

OK a quick one today ladies and gentleman because I am headed down for a mean tailgate.  I will post some thoughts about tonight’s Giants vs. Phillies game (at least what I can remember) and a preview of Sunday night baseball (what am I going to watch, The Sopranos or the Phillies?) tomorrow. 

What good timing by the Phillies!  They go on a six game winning streak as the Sabers embarrass the Flyers in game six, the Sixers have been long gone, and the Eagles and the NFL Draft has just been completed.  Those facts and Bonds and the Mets as part of the homestand should really bolster attendance.  Are the Phillies ready for the spotlight?  Well they better be, because they have just been thrust into it!

Speaking of Bonds, what would you do if you caught the ball that tied or passed the Babe?  Post your ideas. 

Tuesday night, Pedro vs. Brett.  That should be a good one.  I am picturing a performance from Myers a la his and Mark Prior’s duel when both were rookies in Wrigley Field.  Myers seems to always step up his game when he is pitching against the opposing team’s staff ace. 

For those of you who wanted Ruiz to catch, you got your wish.  Thanks to Lieberthal being placed on the 15 day DL he will be starting tonight to catch Ryan Madson.  Speaking of Madson, I still believe he is a starter, but let’s move him to the bullpen (he has said he would be willing to do it if that is what would help the team win).  That would immediately bolster our bullpen from average to very nice and it would allow for Cole Hamels to be called up.  I do not buy into Pat Gillick’s theory that the Phillies need to see how he handles being hit around.  He has given up 3 total HRs in the minor leagues and two of them were when his back was ailing him.  The manager of the AAA Richmond Braves said watching Cole was like watching Steve Carlton.  Let’s see what he can do then we can move Madson to the bullpen (or maybe he can be the closer of the future if we groom him correctly) next year.

Anyway I will be in lot U as of 2:30 or 3:00 pm.  Stop by and say hi if you are down there.  I will have my Phillies hat on and a beer in my hand! 

That’s the Story from the City Line for now

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