This morning at 8:30, the Phillies had their balls blessed.

John DeBella, and his 102.9 WMGK Morning show brought along leaders from several denominations to bless the Phillies' balls for the home opener.

Oh yeah, I guess I should clarify, these are the baseballs to be used in today's game.  This is the third consecutive year DeBella has organized this ritual, obviously ball blessing has worked around here.

Nothing says religious ceremony like a morning radio show, a couple dozen baseballs, and a sexy former Survivor star.  Read after the jump for the full article from the Daily News:

John DeBella is hoping that one again he can bring good luck to the Phillies and their balls.

Their baseballs.

At 8:30 this morning, the 102.9 WMGK morning host will supervise as West Lawn United Methodist Church Pastor Jeff Raffauf, the Rev. Joe Campellone, of Father Judge High School, and Rabbi Gregory Marx, of Congregation Beth Or, say a blessing over the baseballs that will be used in today's home opener.

The ceremony takes place on the patio at McFadden's at Citizens Bank Park. DeBella and the clergymen blessed the Phillies balls before the start of the 2008 and 2009 seasons, so the ritual has proven successful so far. Phillies broadcasterTom McCarthyStephenie LaGrossa, wife of pitcher Kyle Kendrick, and Comcast SportsNet's "Daily News Live" host Michael Barkann