August 2011

Thank You Fans…

What a great year it was in Baseballtown this season. Hopefully, it’s not over yet!

The R-Phils played their last home games of the 2011 season on Saturday, August 27 due to the threat of Hurricane Irene. The club split their doubleheader with Portland, losing the second game by a score of 4-2. With that loss, they fell out of second place, and are now 0.5 games out of the final spot.

And, while we hope to host our fans again in 2011 for some playoff games — I thought it was time to take a look back at the 2011 regular season. It was a season I’ll never forget. I would also love to hear from the fans. What did you like most about the 2011 season? All feedback is welcome!

In the upcoming weeks, I am going to put together a “Top 10 Moments” of the 2011 season on here — so make sure you check back each week for the next Top 10 moment. I’ll have photos, as well as a story, and, I am hoping to have some words from the fans. Leave me your Top 10 Moments, and I’ll add your comments to this blog.

In the meantime, continue following for all of the latest news and notes. Listen to the final games of the season on ESPN Radio 1240 AM WIOV.

The R-Phils are in a playoff race — nothing could be more exciting than that!

As I close this blog for now, I just wanted to say thank you to all of the fans who make it so great to come to work. Your continued support is tremendous. The passion you show for this team is amazing, and we thank you for that.

Baseball & Man’s Best Friend…

On Wednesday, August 10, the R-Phils will welcome all fans to the ballpark — even dogs!

Yes, it is the third and final Dog Day at the Park on Wednesday, and the R-Phils are allowing fans to once again bring their pooch to America’s Classic Ballpark.

For just $5, fans can purchase a special “Dog Ticket” and bring their dog into the ballpark to enjoy the fun and excitement of Reading Phillies baseball. Dogs are welcome in all areas of the ballpark, so fans will not be confined to just one area.

During the game, fans can expect a “barking good time”! There will be great music playing throughout the night, including “Hound Dog”, “How much is that doggy in the window”, and more! What better way to spend a Wednesday in Reading, then to bring your pooch to the park!

As part of the extraordinary evening, the R-Phils will honor one of their former players with an exciting giveaway. The first 2,500 adults (21+) will receive a instant collectible — a Ryan Madson “Mad Dog” dog statue. This great giveaway features Madson with his arm around a dog. This is sure to be a collectible among fans, and perhaps even canines!

Madson is enjoying a solid year for the first-place Philadelphia Phillies, and has become a big part of their team over the years. It all began for “Mad Dog”, however, right here in Baseballtown.