Courtesy of TheMorningCall.com, here's the schedule of events for the 2011 season opener at Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park.
7:00 a.m.- Majestic Clubhouse Store opens. Hot off the presses: New Phillies magazine featuring the Phillies starting rotation on the front cover.
10:35 a.m.- All gates open. All fans will receive a 2’x3’ replica of the 2010 National League East Champions Pennant (that will fly above Ashburn Alley all season), compliments of Modell’s Sporting Goods.
Opening Day Block Party, Citizens Bank Way: Plenty of music featuring Philly Funk Authority, as well as food and fun.
(No time listed)- Phillies batting practice.
11:34 a.m.- Astros batting practice.
12:32 p.m.- Fans urged to be in their seats for Lead-off Walk Into the Ballpark: The Cardinal O’Hara High School Marching Band will lead the 2011 Phillies into the ballpark via a 10th Street entrance.
12:39 p.m.- America the Beautiful will be sung by the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Men’s Chorale, as members of the Pennsylvania Army and Air National Guard unfurl a large American flag. State flags will be carried onto the field by Philadelphia Police and Fire Department personnel.
12:42 p.m.- Astros introductions.
12:46 p.m.- Phillies introductions.
12:52 p.m.- Moment of Silence: In memory of those who lost their lives from the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Additional moment of Silence: In memory of Phillies Owners Whip and Jim Buck, who passed away last October and March, respectively.
12:53 p.m.- National Anthem sung by the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Men’s Chorale.
An F-15E Strike Eagle fighter aircraft will perform the Air Force’s first flyover using “green” biofuel. The aircraft will be among four jets taking part; all are from the 335th Fighter Squadron - Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, NC.
12:56 p.m.- The Leap Frogs, the U.S. Navy parachute team, will parachute onto the field, bringing the first ball.
1:03 p.m.- Ceremonial First Pitch: thrown by Jim Gabel, President, Reebok North America representing Modell’s Sporting Goods.
1:09 p.m.- Play Ball!
Middle of 7th Inning- God Bless America, performed by Lauren Hart, Pilots from flyover will dance with the Phillie Phanatic on the dugout.
In addition, opening day ceremonies will be streamed live on Phillies.com.
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