It's Opening Night
The Phillies showed a video montage before the ceremonies began. The three loudest cheers? Matt Stairs‘ homer in Game 4 of the NLCS, Joe Blanton‘s homer in Game 4 of the World Series and Brad Lidge striking out Eric Hinske to win the World Series.
The players walked from the street to the back of the ballpark, past the World Series trophy and onto the field.
Charlie Manuel raised the 2008 championship flag.
Miss America Katie Stam sang the National Anthem. I like her.
One member of the 82nd Airborne Parachute team missed the ballpark. Hope he’s OK.