If you have one of those fancy VR headsets – or you can “borrow” a set for an hour or so later – it’ll be like you’re at Opening Day even though you’re “working.” The Phils will be streaming their Opening Day festivities on their Facebook page, starting at 2:15 p.m., with 360 video.
“From parading through Ashburn Alley and onto the field with the players, to being next to the dugout as rookies Andrew Knapp and Brock Stassi hear their name called as part of Opening Day in Philadelphia for the first time, this live stream will truly bring you everything that makes Opening Day at Citizens Bank Park so magical.
Experience the day like you never have before.”
And here is the full schedule of the day’s festivities:
Majestic Clubhouse Store opens. Features Limited Edition Opening Day collectibles and apparel. Check out What’s New at Citizens Bank Park in food, fashion and fandom.
Free Phillies Opening Day Block Party presented by Budweiser on Citizens Bank Way! Features a live performance by Go Go Gadjet, a giant Budweiser Macro Bar, the famous Budweiser Clydesdales, a huge Ferris wheel, kid’s fun house, Coca-Cola Speed Pitch and prizes and sampling from Turkey Hill Dairy, J&J Snack Foods, Rita’s Italian Ice, Chick-fil-A, Hatfield Quality Meats, Cavity Busters, AT&T, XFINITY Mobile, CBS Radio and more. Plus, take selfies at the large Opening Day letters at the Third Base Gate.
All gates open. All fans receive a Phillies Opening Day Commemorative Knit Hat, compliments of Nemours. A 2017 Phillies Opening Day Scorecard will be available for purchase at kiosks for $3.
Phillies batting practice.
Nationals batting practice.
Be in your seats to cheer on the 2017 Phillies as they enter Citizens Bank Park to make their “Leadoff Walk” onto the field.
As representatives from the United States military unfurl a large American flag, the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Men’s Chorale will sing “America the Beautiful” and “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.” State flags will be carried onto the field by members of the City of Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments.
National Anthem: Performed by Kane Kalas, son of the late Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas, at his father’s statue behind Section 141.
The United States Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, will parachute onto the field delivering the first ball.
Ceremonial First Pitches: Sylvia Green, wife of the late Dallas Green, Phillies 1980 World Series Champion manager and senior advisor to the Phillies General Manager. Also: Fred Alward, 15-year-old patient at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.