Fenway Park - Boston, MA
Phillies 24-26, 3rd Place in the N.L. East, 6 1/2 games behind the Braves
Red Sox 31-20, Tied for 1st Place in the A.L. East with the Yankees, 3 1/2 games ahead of the Orioles
Phillies Probables: Tyler Cloyd (1-0, 2.70), Cliff Lee (5-2, 2.48)
Red Sox Probables: Alfredo Aceves (1-1, 8.20), Ryan Dempster (2-5, 4.69)
At the Ballpark: For purposes of this post, I went back and tallied up all the Major League ballparks I've visited so far in my travels. The official count stands at 18.
However six of those 18 stadiums - Veterans Stadium, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, (Old) Busch Stadium, Olympic Stadium, (Old) Yankee Stadium and RFK Stadium - no longer exist or no longer house a Major League team.
The 12 other stadiums I've visited are, in order of visit - Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Coors Field, PNC Park, Progressive (then Jacobs) Field, U.S. Cellular Field, Kauffman Stadium, Wrigley Field, Great American Ball Park, Comerica Park, Citizens Bank Park (obviously), Tropicana Field and Dodger Stadium.
Notice what's missing from the list? Despite having lived on the East Coast my entire life, I've never visited Boston and I've never seen a game in Fenway Park. This madness needs to end. I recently called a family meeting and I demanded that we right this wrong as soon as possible, perhaps even this summer. I've even heard that there's a particular section of Fenway I should check out when (not if) this trip happens.
At the ballpark for this series, Skip Lockwood will be on hand prior to tonight's game to sign autographs for fans, and former Phillie Ken Ryan will sign autographs prior to Tuesday night's game.
RBIs: Domonic Brown - 27
Wins: Cliff Lee - 5
Saves: Jonathan Papelbon - 9
|1973 Topps #65|
Tiant never faced off against the Phillies. His only time in the National League consisted of nine starts for the 1981 Pirates - none of which came against the Phils.