Friday, April 18, 2014

Phillies at Rockies: April 18th to April 20th

Friday 8:40, Saturday 8:10 and Sunday 4:10 
Coors Field – Denver, CO 

At the Ballpark:  On Sunday afternoon, the first 15,000 fans will receive a Dinger Bunny Bobblehead Gnome.  For those of you confused by this, it's a bobble head of the Rockies' mascot (Dinger) outfitted as the Easter Bunny while posing as a lawn gnome.  There's a lot going on with this giveaway.

Programming Note:  The Phillies Room staff and series preview production department is currently away on spring break.  As such, these crucial game preview posts are lacking any current won-loss records, pitching probables and Phillies team leaders.  We will return to business as usual next week.

1988 Topps #154
1988 Topps Appreciation:  Whenever the Phillies play the Rockies, Marlins or Diamondbacks this year, I need to get creative if there's going to be any kind of 1988 Topps Appreciation.  I can report this is the furthest I've stretched to try to draw a connection between a Philllies-related 1988 Topps card and the team's series opponent.

Jeff Stone.  Get it?  Stone . . . rocks . . . Rockies?  This is the kind of thing that happens when you draft these posts right before vacation after a 70-hour work week.

1 comment:

hiflew said...

I am embarrassed for my team over the Dinger Bunny giveaway, but the victory in game #1 helps.

If you want a better connection from the 1988 Phillies for the Rockies, go with Milt Thompson. He played for the Rockies in 1996, but never got a card.