Many of us have hit up a South Philly double header in the past: starting the day at a Flyers game and ending it at a Phillies game across the street. But the NFL Draft coming to town next week offers a new double header option. How about a Thursday Business Person Special at Citizens Bank Park followed by the first round of the NFL Draft in front of the Art Museum?
And the Phillies are encouraging such behavior with a sweet ticket deal for Eagles fans -- or even imposter Eagles fans.
"In celebration of the 82nd NFL Draft being held on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on April 27 -- 29, the Phillies are extending a special ticket offer. With the Philadelphia Eagles having the 14th Pick in the NFL Draft, all fans wearing Eagles jerseys or gear can take advantage of tickets priced at just $14 each in locations regularly priced $38 & under," the Phillies announced in a release.
The offer is good for the Tuesday and Wednesday games against the Miami Marlins at 7:05 or the Thursday afternoon game at 1:05 pm.
All you have to do is show up to the ticketing windows at CBP on gameday rocking some Eagles gear and you'll get the special price.
Phillies managing partner John Middleton was a guest on 94 WIP on Thursday and talked about the promotion.
"In addition to giving Eagles fans a discount, maybe we should hit [Cowboys, Redskins, Giants, and Patriots fans] with a surcharge," Middleton said. "And I gotta tell you, [Eagles owner] Jeffrey [Lurie] loved the idea, but I’ve been told the second half of that idea may be viewed as inhospitable."
Could be a new slogan: Make Philadelphia Inhospitable Again.
Perhaps these three games will get a pass for being the only games all season where an E-A-G-L-E-S chant is acceptable at Citizens Bank Park?
Moving to a new city can be overwhelming. Markelle Fultz already has taken care of one key aspect of living in Philadelphia.
Fultz stamped off on Larry’s Steaks as his favorite. The Maryland native had visited Philadelphia many times before being drafted by the Sixers and had done his own scouting.
So it wasn’t a question of where he gets his cheesesteaks, but how he orders them.
“Actually, I do it a different way,” Fultz said. “I usually get chicken and steak. I just get lettuce and a little bit of onions. Just a basic Philly cheesesteak.”
Fultz also credited his mother for her cheesesteak savvy.
“I’ll be stealing like half of hers,” he said.
The Sixers provided Larry’s Steaks cheesesteaks to the media following Fultz’s introductory press conference.
It's a tradition unlike any other.
After a player gets drafted, he gains thousands of new fans and new followers on social media, many of whom decide to go back in time to learn a little more. Oftentimes, these hunts through Twitter history unearth a few posts that probably should have never happened or have been deleted a long time ago.
Enter Flyers draft pick Morgan Frost.
The Flyers traded with the St. Louis Blues to select the 18-year-old Frost with the 27th overall pick in the 2017 NHL draft on Friday night and immediately, this Tweet surfaced — which has now been deleted.
Life comes at you fast, Morgan.
On that night, the Flyers lost to the Washington Capitals, 7-0, in a game that included a late melee in which Brayden Schenn, involved in this trade, received a game misconduct and goalie Ray Emery traded barbs with Braden Holtby.
In another Tweet, Frost was critical of the move the Flyers made to sign Vinny Lecavalier.
Born in Barrie, Ontario, Frost can root for any team he wants growing up and fans should probably give him some slack on these tweets surfacing, but a message to everyone on the night before you're going to get drafted: go through your feed and delete anything that could find its way onto this blog.