Play Ball! Phillies open season in South Philly tonight

    By: Tom MacDonald

    It’s opening weekend for the Phillies. WHYY previews the return of baseball’s world champions to South Philadelphia.

    By: Tom MacDonald
    tmacdonald@whyy.org

    It’s opening weekend for the Phillies. WHYY previews the return of baseball’s world champions to South Philadelphia.

    Transcript:
    John Brazier is the Phillies Director of Fun and Games. He says the team is coming off its best off season and spring training ever and could even win the World Series a second time.

    Brazier: “Knowing that we have the same team and knowing that they know what it takes to go to the finish that these guys are hungry to try and repeat, we would be the first team in the National League to repeat since the mid 70s and the Big Red Machine. There’s no reason why we can’t do it again.”

    Brazier says the team is expanding its recycling initiative this year, even adding a robotic recycling can that will travel the park.  He says it’s also expanding the healthy food offerings with more vegetarian choices.

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