R-Phils Mascot Band to Kick-Off Tonight’s Game

PRESS RELEASE – Headlined by Crazy Hot Dog Vendor Jerseys, two Post-Game fireworks shows, Dollar Dogs, an R-Phils Mascot Band concert, a 12:05 Day Game, and more, the upcoming four-game homestand at America’s Classic Ballpark is sure to be the craziest homestand of the entire 2010 season.

Tickets for all upcoming R-Phils home games are still available and can be purchased in-person at FirstEnergy Stadium, by calling (610) 375-8469, or online at readingphillies.com.

On Saturday, July 10, the R-Phils and Senators will do battle in game two of their four-game set with a 6:35 p.m. contest. Food court gates open at 4:30 p.m., and everyone’s favorite band – the R-Phils Mascot Band, presented by National Penn Bank, will take the Classic Café stage for an exciting 90-minute musical performance. Fans 21 and older can enjoy Happy Hour (4:30 – 5:30 p.m.) with $1.00 off select beers. 

After Saturday’s exciting game, the R-Phils will light up the sky with a post-game fireworks show, courtesy of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 429. After the show, there is a post-game concert on the Classic Café stage.

On Sunday, July 11, the R-Phils will have one of their most anticipated nights of the season, and fans of all ages will be treated to a truly special day at the ballpark as the Reading Phillies and Y102 will pay tribute to the most unique mascot around – the Crazy Hot Dog Vendor. The first 2,000 kids who enter the ballpark for the 6:05 p.m. game will receive a Crazy Hot Dog Vendor look-a-like t-shirt thanks to Scott’s Miracle-Gro. Think “tuxedo t-shirt”, but instead each child that wears it will look just like the beloved Crazy Hot Dog Vendor. 

In addition, all Redner’s R-Phils Kids Club members will have the chance to perform on the field with the Crazy Hot Dog Vendor during a special pre-game celebration. And to top the tribute off, R-Phils players will actually wear Crazy Hot Dog Vendor look-a-like team jerseys when they take the field against the Senators for the game.

Sunday’s game will also feature the Greg Gross Reading Phillies Auction to Benefit ALS. Items for this very special auction include a Ryan Howard autographed bat, a Raul Ibanez autographed bat, a Pat Burrell autographed bat, a Robin Roberts autographed baseball, a Mike Schmidt autographed baseball, a Greg Luzinski autographed baseball, a Ryne Sandberg autographed baseball, a Tommy John autographed baseball , a 2008 World Series’ team signed baseball, a Roy Halladay autographed baseball, a Chase Utley autographed baseball, a Jason Werth autographed baseball, a Pedro Martinez autographed baseball, a Ryan Madson autographed mitt, a Chase Utley damaged batting helmet, Shane Victorino’s Spikes, Jimmy Rollins’ Spikes, and 2 Phillies tickets to an August game with a visit to the radio booth with Larry Anderson.

Also, as with every Sunday home game, fans can enjoy delicious Dollar Dogs, thanks to Berks Packing and Stroehmann’s. After the game, fans of all ages can take part in a Post-Game Run the Bases, thanks to 69 News Berks Edition. 

On Monday, in the finale of the four-game series, the R-Phils will host the Senators at 12:05 p.m., in what will be the final game before the All-Star break. The 12:05 p.m. game will serve as Camp Day for kids, and all gates will open at 11:00 p.m. for the exciting finale. Monday is also Fire Safety Day, thanks to the Reading Fire Department, and the left field bleachers will become a “splash zone”, as fans in that area will be hosed down between innings – to add to the fun. 

Single-game tickets for the 2010 season, presented by Pepsi, are on sale now and can be purchased in person at FirstEnergy Stadium, by calling (610) 375-8469 or by visiting http://www.readingphillies.com. Fans can also add the all-you-can-eat Deck Buffet to any ticket for only $11. “Bring the Fam to America’s Classic Ballpark.”

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