It looks like the Phillies could have 84 home games.
It looks like the Phillies inter-league series, scheduled for June 25th-27th in Toronto, may be moving to Philadelphia (giving the Phillies 3 extra home games, for now). The G20 Summit of world leaders (yeah, like that's more important than a baseball game) will be held in Toronto on June 26th and 27th, and it appears as if Toronto (and likely secret service) would like the city cleared of all major crowd gathering events.
A fan received an email (we have the email) from a Phillies representative when inquiring about an event at CBP, saying:
apparently there is a potential issue with our away series in Toronto for the June 25th – 27th dates and there is a small chance that Major League Baseball may move the series to Philadelphia.
It sounds like there is an international summit planned with different world leaders and they are trying to clear out any events in the city like this that will draw a large crowd, like sporting events.
The Phillies employee went on to say she was 99% sure the series would be moved.
I have been informed this morning that it looks 99% certain that the Toronto games will be moved to Philadelphia due to some issues in Toronto, on June 25th, 26th and 27th.
Stay tuned for more info!
We have the email, but this is all we can show for now.
Todd Zolecki at MLB.com has more info. TheFightins.com initially reported the story, we obtained the email.
This would suck for Blue Jays fans who wanted to see Doc again.
Does that number stand for all the broken promises SO far?
or how about a Phillies fan like me who booked a trip to Toronto and is now fucking screwed? fuck this shit.
none of this is official. i called their stadium and they won’t know for 2 days what is going on. they said its extremely unlikely that the games will be moved to philly, and the most likely thing is, the G20 summit will have a 10 foot security fence around the building, and security at the jays stadium will be boosted. so lets not all freak out just yet
that is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard- they wouldn’t have allowed Obama to pitch the opening day pitch in D.C. if they were concerned about large crowds. Retarded
Well, I can’t say I blame them. With all the crazy liberals who rioted in Pittsburgh last year…they will need to protect the world leaders who caused this mess with the global economy.
Obama was there for about 5 minutes in a heightened security environment. The game in Toronto would be held in close proximity to every major world leader over the course of a couple of days, with anticipated protests and media coverage.
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