by Alex Lloyd Gross
It’s time for some post season baseball in Philadelphia. The Phillies will play the Marlins starting on October 3, 2023. Once they beat them, they will advance into the playoffs. To get fans ready for the post season party, the double decker Phillies Bus is back and it kicked off it’s trip around the region today at high noon. This took place right in front of the Comcast building on the 1700 block of JFK Boulevard.
Fans lined up about an hour prior to get a free rally towel and a poster. They also got to meet Phillies broadcasters Folks have a lot of questions and those that waited, got a chance to get some of the answered. by the broadcast team.
Alex Lloyd Gross Photo-Delaware Valley News.com Fans sign the Phillies bus at the Comcast Center.
Fans also got the opportunity to sign the bus, they could put any message they wanted along the wrap of the bus. As the crowd reached up their hands to get rally towels tossed out to them, others made their way to a broadcast booth to check out what is going on. In the meantime, Phillies Ball Girls were mobbed as they ventured off the bus to give away Phillies trinkets.
While the rally towels were free, other souvenirs are not. Fans have lined up at the ballpark bright and early to buy Red October and Take October hoodies, t shirts and Phillies friendship bracelets. You can also buy a Wild Card series scorecard for $5.00.
Fans that want to register to buy tickets should go to https://www.mlb.com/phillies/tickets/postseason and register to be put on a list to let them know when tickets become available. You can also buy tickets to the Wildcard Series.
Fans that do not have tickets can go to the ball park for a Phillies block party which is right outside the ballpark. No ticket is required. You will not see the game but you can partake in a party like atmosphere and be at the ball park. This party, which includes a Ferris wheel will close prior to the game. fans without a ticket can go across the street to watch it at Xfinity Live.
For those that go, Gates open at 5:30 PM.
Alex Lloyd Gross Photo-Delaware Valley News.com The Phillies ball girls toss rally towels from the top of the bus.
7:30 p.m.: Be in your seats for the on-field festivities surrounding the introduction of the Phillies and Marlins, which includes the unfurling of a large American flag by members of the U.S. military and Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments.
All-Service Honor Guard. Presenting the flags will be the Pennsylvania State Police.
National Anthem: Performed by the West Point Brass Quintet.
8:08 p.m.: Phillies vs. Marlins game begins.