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Get to Phillies opening day for $2.15 with Uber pool special

Get to Phillies opening day for $2.15 with Uber pool special

The Philadelphia Phillies have teamed up with Uber to offer a special rate to get fans to and from Citizens Bank Park safely and affordably on opening day.

The team has designated Uber the team's official ridesharing app and to celebrate opening day, "uberPOOL rides going to or from Citizens Bank Park within Philadelphia County from 1-8pm will cost only $2.15."

The Phils take on the Nationals at 3:05 on Friday, so just hope the game doesn't go 17 innings if you want to get the special rate on the way home.

In addition to the special rate, a highly-rated Uber driver will get a chance to throw out a first pitch later in the season.

Additionaly, the Phillie Phanatic may pop up in your Uber car at some point later in the season. Details on that have yet to be ironed out, but that should certainly be interesting.

My biggest question for taking a ridesharing ride to the sports complex: why isn't there a designated pickup / dropoff area for each venue. Ever try taking an Uber to the Wells Fargo Center? Good luck getting the driver to figure out where to go.

Lincoln Financial Field's chicken sandwich voted 'Craziest Stadium Food'

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Lincoln Financial Field's chicken sandwich voted 'Craziest Stadium Food'

Think the food at your tailgate is good? Maybe you should save some room for what For The Win has dubbed the ‘Craziest Stadium Food’ for the 2017 season.

The USA Today sports blog, in what looks like a coordinated effort with concessions provider Aramark, ranked the top-10 craziest stadium foods of 2017 and the “slim chicken” at Lincoln Financial Field earned the top spot.

We’re not sure if this is a sandwich, breakfast food or dessert because the slim chicken is a Frosted Flakes-crusted chicken breast with sharp cheddar cheese and ghost chili honey glazed bacon on a sliced apple fritter.

There’s so much to consider here. This menu item includes every aspect of the food pyramid as the apple fritter hits the fruits and veggies and grains and the chicken, bacon and cheese have you covered for dairy and meat. It’s basically a health food, all things considered.

Given the new Chick-Fil-A stand that is inside the Atlanta Falcons new stadium, which will only be open for one of their home games, it’s nice to see the Eagles bringing a chicken sandwich that you can enjoy at every single game this season to the table.

Jimmy Rollins has the house to beat in the East … and it can be yours

Jimmy Rollins has the house to beat in the East … and it can be yours

I guess if you were a member of the 2008 Phillies, it’s the summer to sell your house. Yesterday, we featured Cole Hamels' absolutely insane 10-bedroom Missouri mega-mansion, and today, it’s longtime Phillie and 2007 MLB MVP Jimmy Rollins, who recently put his Swedesboro, New Jersey, estate up for sale.

Rollins, who saw his 17-year career likely come to a close after a failed stint in Spring Training with the San Francisco Giants earlier this season, listed his five-bedroom, 3.5 bath house less than a month ago for $799,000, the same exact price he bought it for.

According to Realtor.com, Rollins moved into the home in 2005, well before he earned the vast majority of the near $100 million he would pull in during his career.

Especially for the price, roughly $9 million less than Hamels’ crib, this house is pretty sweet. It sits on 2.58 acres of land and is a total of 5,292 square feet. In addition to the eat-in kitchen and massive walk-in closets, the best part of this house has to be the backyard, which includes a pool with hot tub and a waterfall.

Other features of Rollins’ house include a detached three-car garage, a full finished basement, poker room and gym.

Here’s the entire listing, complete with photos and information.