Just a few notes on our friends the Reading Phillies.
Noticed they signed a 4 year extension as an affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. That’s really a no brainer. They have been with the Phillies since the 60′s and are tied with one other team for the longest continuous affiliation in pro ball. Could the Reading franchise ever be anything other than the R-Phils?
There is also a lot of hoopla about the $10 million in renovations being made to the field out there too. I cringe every time I look at my memories being demolished. There are plenty of photos coming out.. check out the R-Phil’s facebook page or website and you can see them
I would almost guarantee that stadium renovations were part of the extension deal with the big team as it improves the locker room and training facilities.
They also provided drawings of what it will look like when it’s complete and as they tout themselves as “America’s Classic Ballpark”… I have to ask myself if these changes will take away from that good ole ballpark feel. I think it will, at least for me. Those tunnels may be an inconveniance for those who attend Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia… or those who see more of Coca Cola Park… but I will miss them.
Where else could you be in line next to the home team’s 2nd baseman?
Where else do they still have the classic “Main Gate”?
Where else is the focus completely on baseball and not on concessions or fan comfort?
I guess it won’t be in Reading anymore…
Not to make a hit on our friends out in Reading.. the love is still there… just going to long for the past a little more than I already do.