Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Phillies release 2008 home sked

Two of the elite teams in the American League, the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, will visit Citizens Bank Park as part of the National League Eastern Division champion Phillies’ 2008 home schedule.

For the second straight year, the Phillies will open and close the season at home.

Modell’s Sporting Goods Opening Day is Monday, March 31, against the Washington Nationals. A three-game series with the Nationals closes the regular season, September 26-27-28.

The Red Sox and Angels, with three games each, make up the June 16-22 homestand. The American League Champion Red Sox are in Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and the Angels for the weekend. It will be the first Citizens Bank Park appearance for the American League West Division champion Angels.

Schedule Notes
**Interleague play also brings the Toronto Blue Jays to town for a May weekend (16-18). On the road, the Phillies will play the Texas Rangers and Oakland A’s.

**The only four-game series at home are against the Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers.

**The schedule is subject to change.

On-Deck Series
As has been a tradition since Citizens Bank Park opened in 2004, the Phillies will host a Major League team in a two-game On-Deck Series.

The Phillies will play the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29.

Schedule updates, game times, promotions and television dates will be posted on phillies.com as they occur during the off-season.

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