Our reporter Bradley Schlegel is at the Philles Home Opener today. Here's his story:
Going to the
Phillies home opener has become my annual spring tradition.
I consider it a
holiday, my preferred version of Christmas Day.
Since 1977, I have
attended every opener at Veterans Stadium and Citizens Bank Park with my father
-- except for one year.
In 1996, I
accompanied my family to Alabama, where my brother was playing college baseball
been in the park every spring, regardless of the weather.
I saw Kiteman III,
who successfully reached the backstop in 1980 following two failed bids in the
I also saw the
raising of two World Series championship banners.
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