New Sixers Ownership Continues to Cut Ticket Prices

New Sixers Ownership Continues to Cut Ticket Prices

First they announced they be cutting ticket prices across the board, then they announced they'd be killing off their old mascot only to potentially replace it with a moose (okay, forget that one), then they cut online ticketing fees, and now they're making all mezzanine seats in the month of January $17.76.
That's a pretty great price point if you can score one of the mid-court, lower row seats in the mezzanine.

Here's Sixers CEO Adam Aron on the latest price cut.

“With only a month between the receipt of our schedule and the
Philadelphia 76ers first home game, we have many available seats at the
Wells
Fargo Center for January home games. What
better way to give back to our fans and welcome new Sixers ownership,
than to celebrate the heritage of our city and the heritage of our
team’s name
with a $17.76 price,” Aron said. “All seats in the upper bowl for
January Sixers home games will be priced at $17.76 or less for all 13
January home games. That means that more than 100,000
Philadelphia 76ers seats will be priced at
or below $17.76. If Philadelphians ever wanted to see an NBA game in
person, but felt that prices were unaffordable to do so, now is your
time. Do not
miss this rare opportunity to take in a 76ers game in person at an
incomparable value.”

Show ya luv, Sixers fans. Pick your games wisely.

Former Phillies pitcher, Hall of Famer Jim Bunning dies at 85

Former Phillies pitcher, Hall of Famer Jim Bunning dies at 85

LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning, who pitched six seasons with the Phillies and went on to serve in Congress, has died. He was 85.

Bunning's death was confirmed by Jon Deuser, who served as chief of staff when Bunning was in the Senate. Deuser said he was notified about the death by Bunning's family.

Bunning won 224 games in a 17-year major-league career and pitched the first perfect game in modern National League history. It came with the Phillies on June 21, 1964.

He became the first pitcher after 1900 to throw no-hitters in both the American and National Leagues.

He belonged to a rare group of major league pitchers to throw a perfect game in the modern era.

A Kentucky Republican, he was the only member of the Baseball Hall of Fame to serve in Congress. He served in both the House and Senate.

Today's Lineup: Cesar Hernandez (groin) returns

Today's Lineup: Cesar Hernandez (groin) returns

Cesar Hernandez returns to the Phillies' punchless lineup on Saturday afternoon against the Reds (4 p.m./TCN).

Hernandez, who missed Friday night's 5-2 loss with a groin injury, is back at second base and leading off. Hernandez has led off in all 44 games he's started this season. The fifth-year pro has struggled after getting off to a torrid start. He's hitting just .185 (10 for 54) over his last 14 games.

After bouncing around the lineup, centerfielder Odubel Herrera returns to his customary spot in the two-hole. Herrera's season is a microcosm of the Phils' woeful offense. An All-Star in 2016, Herrera is hitting just .227 this season. Manager Pete Mackanin hopes the Venezuelan will hit his way out of it soon (see story).

Here is the rest of today's lineup:
1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Odubel Herrera, CF
3. Aaron Altherr, LF
4. Tommy Joseph, 1B
5. Michael Saunders, RF
6. Maikel Franco, 3B
7. Cameron Rupp, C
8. Freddy Galvis, SS
9. Jerad Eickhoff, P