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Donuts, Beer and Wifi Among Newest CBP Additions

Kyle Scott - March 19, 2013

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Sounds like three things that would make for a sexy evening.

The Phillies held their annual see and taste event to show the media all the great new and expensive food and stuff you can buy at the Citizens Bank Park this year. [I don’t know why they wouldn’t invite the most-read sports blog in Philadelphia to cover such an event. Really, that’s just bad PR. Hey, that guy has a website that a lot of young professionals with disposable income and a penchant for binge drinking read… we wouldn’t want to invite him to an event peddling expensive shit with HUGE MARGINS! ] With the exception of Federal Donuts, which we already told you about, there aren’t many notable additions. But this stood out:

For the first time at the ballpark, Phillies fans will have access to XFINITY WiFi hotspots powered by Comcast to access favorite sports apps, stream video, share pictures, check live stats and email. It's free for fans while they're in Ashburn Alley, the centerfield rooftop concession area and Harry the K's. Simply look for "xfinitywifi" on mobile devices to access the service.

 

Chances that that’s not the most unreliable, glitchy and painfully slow Wifi hotspot in all the land?

You can view the entire press release and watch video from 6 ABC after the jump.

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Report: Federal Donuts Coming to Citizens Bank Park

Kyle Scott - February 19, 2013


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Mmm. Donuts.

The Passyunk Post is reporting that South Philly and Center City favorite Federal Donuts will be opening up in left field at CBP, taking over half of the oversized (an underrated) Alley Grill, where – I believe – they served mini donuts last year:

Taking over half of the Alley Grill in the left field plaza, the CBP FD’s menu will consist of the signature fried birds and a tight rotation of donuts. The left field plaza location puts Federal Donuts within a bones’ throw of the ever-popular Schmitter, so get your arteries ready for a long summer.

 

As Anthony Sica of PP (and likely every person reading this) points out, this does not bode well for fat guy Delmon Young, who has a fat clause in his contract. But I’ll gladly sacrifice one anti-Semitic outfielder for the good of Phillies fans everywhere. This is now the Phillies' best offseason acquisition.

Citizens Bank Park Purchased $319,605 Worth of Liquor and Wine Last Year

Kyle Scott - September 20, 2012

image from mobilwi.typepad.com

The folks over at The Philly Post got their hands on the top 100 Philly customers of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board from 2011. For a store or establishment to buy liquor or wine in Pennsylvania, they must go through the PLCB. So, this is a good measure of who moves the most product (or has the most useless inventory) in Philly.

Who bought the most? Del Frisco’s. Aided by their three-story wine tower, the high-end steakhouse bought $879,127 worth of goods from the PLCB last year.

That’s swell and all, but I found some more notable customers: 

Delilah’s Den bought the most among strip clubs. They came in at number seven, with $582,304 worth of purchases. That’s a lot of titties doused in Andre.

Citizens Bank Park, which you would think would buy mostly beer, not liquor, came in at number 34, with $319,605 worth of purchases. That’s interesting, because I’m willing to bet they’re selling the goods for at least 5x its worth. So, figure they sold about $1.5 million (just a guess) worth of liquor and wine last season. And that’s probably a low number.

And that doesn’t include number 66 on the list– McFadden’s Ballpark, who bought $221,591 worth of liquor and wine in 2011. 

Allen Iverson would be proud of number 73 on the list– T.G.I. Friday’s on City Line. They bought $208,802 worth of goods from the PLCB last year. You know, just in case the Answer ever came by.

Read the full list here

Citizens Bank Park is in NHL 13

Kyle Scott - August 17, 2012

Yesterday, Yahoo!’s Puck Daddy posted a video showing of NHL 13’s new True Performance Skating (EA’s latest gimmick… which I will eat right up, thank you). Cover boy Claude Giroux introed the demo and his character is featured throughout running through a series of skating drills. That video is worth a look, but it was the image Puck Daddy used in their post that caught our eye:

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That’s Citizens Bank Park, yo. 

Those of you who played the Winter Classic mode in NHL 12 were undoubtedly disappointed by the fact that Heinz Field was the only available outdoor location. Part of the reason may have been because CBP wasn’t officially announced as host until after the game was released, but those of us expecting an update never got one. Or, I thought, another reason may have been because EA Sports doesn’t hold an MLB license and couldn’t use the park. Whatever the case, CBP looks to be in the game this year (thankfully– was worried they’d skip over it and go straight to 2013's location, the Big House in Michigan), and that makes me happy.

And, synergy!, we’ll be hosting an NHL 12 tournament on September 11 at Drinker’s West, with the prize being a copy of NHL 13, which will be released that day. Stay tuned for more details.

More screenshots of (a stripped-down) CBP and a video on presentation after the jump.

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Nats Announcer Thinks Phillies Should Take Back Their Own Park

Kyle Scott - August 7, 2012

Whelp, Nationals announcers are making fun of us now… and there’s nothing we can do about it.

Last night, while the Nats took on the Astros in Houston (to a total viewing audience of about six), MASN announcer F.P. Santangelo took a swipe at the Phillies' attendance woes, flipping the script and saying it's the Phils who should take back their park:

“Their sellout streak ended tonight, apparently. 257 games.” 

It’s a great run…

“They’re going to have to take back their own ballpark.”

 

Huzzah!

Video, which we fully expect to be removed from YouTube momentarily, via NBC Washington.

H/T to (@dcsportsbog)

UPDATE: A Worker Ran Over Something Outside CBP, Called Bomb Squad

Kyle Scott - July 24, 2012

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Photo: 6 ABC

10:47 a.m. 

Police tell Philly.com that it was an unexploded firework.

10:42 a.m.

According to FOX Philly producer Kyle Carmean, the worker indeed hit a rock and it caused a spark. All clear.

10:32 a.m.

According to 6 ABC, the bomb squad has been called to Citizens Bank Park.  

At around 9:45 a.m., a worker cutting grass outside the stadium struck something that the worker claims “exploded,” according to the report. He wasn’t hurt. 

Police are there now. One has to wonder if the worker hit…  a rock.

“The Wall” Did Some Damage to the CBP Outfield

Kyle Scott - July 20, 2012

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Not surprisingly, Roger Water’s The Wall, performed last Saturday night, left behind some substantial markings in the outfield at CBP.

Funny, because, having been on the field for various events, groundskeepers act like they’ll shoot you if you step foot near the infield or sectioned off areas of the grass… but a few million bucks to host a concert is a different matter.

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Pic via our friend John Russo, who has many more here

via (@magelb)

Shittsburgh: Sewer Pipe Under PNC Park Breaks

Kyle Scott - May 18, 2012

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A Heinz Ketchup bottle dumping into a shithole in the outfield at PNC Park as an allegory for Pittsburgh makes Plato's Cave look like the nonsensical scribblings of a mad man

A sewer pipe under PNC Park clogged today and crews had to dig up the outfield to get in there and clean the shit out (quite literally).

WPXI reports the clog was fixed at around 2 p.m.

Team officials said the field will be repaired by the time the Pirates return home on Monday. They also noted that the outfield in Pittsburgh has been covered by shit for nearly two decades now, so the incident shouldn’t have any effect on the game.

via Deadspin