Citizens Bank Park Just Keeps Getting Cooler

Citizens Bank Park Just Keeps Getting Cooler

The Phillies and have teamed up with an artist to create this awesome new piece of sidewalk art at Citizens Bank Park. It will be displayed for the rest of the season and you'll be able to get your photo taken with it by a professional photographer.

From the website:

Visit Philly has teamed up with the Phillies and Wasabi 3D
to bring a cool new piece of 3-D Art to Citizens Bank Park that fans
will be able to take their photo with inside the ballpark for the
remainder of the season.
Fans will have the opportunity to get their picture taken with the new
3-D Art by a professional photographer, who will be on hand each home
game to take a free photograph of any fan wanting to take a picture and
have it posted on the Visit Philly Facebook page.

The Phanatic is going to need a lot of dollar hot dogs to fuel holding all those people up.

The New With Love 3-D Art At Citizens Bank Park, An Awesome New Fan
Photo Op Set To Debut At The Ballpark Friday, July 8

Photo via Linda

Sevyn Streeter claims Sixers stopped her from singing national anthem

Sevyn Streeter claims Sixers stopped her from singing national anthem

Performing artist Sevyn Streeter was scheduled to sing the national anthem Wednesday night before the Sixers' season opener but says she was replaced because of the jersey she was wearing.

Jemila Worthy, a member of the Sixers' dance team, sang the anthem instead.

Streeter says change was made because she was wearing a jersey with the words "We Matter" displayed on the front.

"I'm at the 76ers game to sing the national anthem," she said in a video on Twitter, "and the organization is telling me that I can't because I'm wearing a 'We Matter' jersey."

The Sixers responded with the following statement:

"The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change. We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen our communities. As we move from symbolic gestures to action, we will continue to leverage our platform to positively impact our community."

In the Sixers' preseason finale against the Heat in Miami, Denasia Lawrence performed the anthem while wearing a "Black Lives Matter" shirt and kneeling on one knee (see story). She said she did it to protest racial oppression.

Streeter is the latest to use the national anthem as a stage to protest racism and social injustice. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began the well-documented movement by refusing to stand during the anthem, and various other professional athletes have made their own statements.

In a protest planned by safety Malcolm Jenkins, a handful of Eagles raised their fists during the anthem before the team's Week 2 game against the Bears on Monday Night Football.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.