Friday, April 5, 2013

Phillies 2013 Home Opener Schedule of Events

The Phillies home opener is finally here.  Just as you can expect every year, the team has loads of fun planned for the big day as the Phils kick things off at Citizens Bank Park.

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7:00 AM- Majestic Clubhouse Store opens.

1:00 PM- Citizens Bank Way opening day party.  Live entertainment, with food and drinks available.

1:35 PM- All gates open.  Fans receive opening day rally towel.

1:55 PM- Phillies batting practice.

2:30 PM- Royals batting practice.

3:15 PM- Phils line up on 10th Street.  Fans are invited to line up on 10th St. and cheer on the Phillies, as they make their “Leadoff Walk” into the ballpark. The team will be escorted by the Cardinal O'Hara High School Marching Band.

3:28 PM- Fans urged to be in their seats for a pregame ceremony. The Fralinger String Band will provide the music as the team enters the field.

3:32 PM- Philadelphia Boys Choir and Men's Chorale sing "Philadelphia Pride" and "America the Beautiful" while Army and Air National Guard representatives unveil and massive U.S. flag on the field.

3:39 PM- Royals team intros.

3:43 PM- Phillies team intros.

3:49 PM- National Anthem sung by Ta'Rea Campbell.

3:53 PM- Parachute team arrival, delivering first balls.

4:00 PM- Ceremonial first pitches to be thrown by 1980 National League MVP and Phillies Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmidt and 1980 American League MVP and Royals legend George Brett.

Second ceremonial first pitch thrown by Joe Piscopo.

4:05 PM- Game time.

5th inning- Phillie Phanatic performs as Elvis.

7th inning stretch- "God Bless America" performed by Darlene Campbell-Silbering.
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