-No word on final postseason roster
-Charlie Manuel said Carlos Ruiz and J.C. Romero are “good to go”
-When asked how “hungry” Roy Halladay was for a playoff start, Charlie said he was “starving”- well, glad that’s settled
-Game 3 will be at either 7:07 or 8:07 on Sunday night (depending on if AL series is over), up directly against the Eagles game against the 49ers
-Game 4 is at 5:07 or 7:37 (depending on other series)
-Game 5 is at 6:07 or 8:07 (you get the drill)
Try that tactic with your boss. “I’ll be in at 7:07 or 8:07 tomorrow depending on if I hit the snooze button.”
Full Game 1 schedule from the Phillies after the jump. You’ll never guess what band is playing the pep-rally.
Just kidding, it’s Mr. Greengenes as per the usual, but take a gander at the rest of the details. It’s not listed, but 5:09 ends the top of the first. And the obligatory McGraw family member pre-postseason-game appearance.
3:30 p.m. Phillies Postseason Rally on Citizens Bank Way ! Special guests include former Phillies Scott Eyre and Greg “The Bull” Luzinski, Comcast SportsNet analyst Ricky Bottalico, the Phillie Phanatic and Phillies Ballgirls. Music provided by Mr. Greengenes; Scott Palmer, Phillies Director of Public Affairs, will emcee.
4:40 p.m. On-field pre-game ceremony begins.
4:44 p.m. Introduction of Cincinnati Reds.
4:48 p.m. Introduction of Philadelphia Phillies.
4:54 p.m. National Anthem: Sung by country singer Catherine Raney, niece of Tim McGraw, who will be representing the Tug McGraw Foundation.
4:56 p.m. Color Guard introduced.
4:58 p.m. Ceremonial First Pitch: Phillies alumnus Scott Eyre.
5:07 p.m. Play ball! Phillies vs. Reds game begins.
5th Inning “Lady PhaPha” makes her postseason debut.
7th Inning God Bless America : Sung by national recording artist Lauren Hart, a Philadelphia native whose songs have been heard on television series and soap operas.