By REN MCCORMACK (suggestions and comments in red)
Jimmy Rollins and Jamie Moyer bobble figures. "Whammy hands." Two Ballgirls Days with a dunk tank (end up in jail tank). Jewish Heritage Night and Italian Heritage Night. And the return of Hula Night.
Jimmy Rollins and Jamie Moyer bobble figures- Replaces JD Drew and Scott Rolen D Battery night
Hula Night = Exploit Shane Victorino Night
Pre-opener exhibitions: Toronto Blue Jays, 7:05 p.m. March 28, and 1:05 p.m., March 29 (Scouts Day, in which Boy and Girl Scouts can run the bases - if they sign up in advance. Also a Dollar Dog Day.)
Throw Away your Money Night
Opening Day: 3:05 p.m. March 31. Ceremonies, mini NL East Champion pennants.
followed by Swept by the Rockies Night
"Opening Night": 7:05 p.m, April 2. Retro baseball T-shirt giveaway. Also a Dollar Dog Night.) (AKA "Kick off to the 'wait til next year campaign')
Fireworks (in Victorino's pants): July 9, 7:05 p.m.; July 11, 7:05 p.m.
Businessperson's Specials (1:05 p.m. unless noted): April 3 (alternate home uniform debut); April 17; June 5; June 18; July 10; Aug. 7; 4:05 p.m. Sept. 10).
Skip work and get drunk day. Instead of go to work and get drunk day.
Dollar Dog Dates (7:05 p.m. unless noted): 1:05 p.m. March 29; April 2; April 15 ; April 29; May 13; May 26; June 3; Aug. 7; and Sept. 9.
Discount dollar lap dances at Show N' Tell
Rooftop Thursdays: Every Thursday home game has exclusive party area on the Ashburn Alley rooftop. Look for "theme nights" on Phillies ticket page online.
Lee Elia Bleacher Bum Remembrance Night
Ethnic-themed nights (food, entertainment, more): Asian Pacific Celebration, April 18, 7:05 p.m. (Mets); Irish Heritage Celebration, May 16, 7:05 p.m. (Blue Jays); Italian Heritage Celebration, July 12, 7:05 p.m. (Diamondbacks); Hula Night, July 13, 1:35 p.m. (Diamondbacks, features Shane Victorino "Flyin' Hawaiian figure); Jewish Heritage Celebration, Aug. 21, 7:05 p.m. (Nationals); Latino Family Celebration, Sept. 12, 7:05 p.m. (Brewers).
Asian Pacific Celebration - Safeco Field Night
Irish Heritage Celebration/Italian Heritage Celebration Every day in Philly Night
Jewish Heritage Celebration.....ehhh... Wont Go There
Latino Family Celebration= 2007 Met Collapse Remembrance Night
Jackie Robinson salute: April 15, 7:05 p.m. (Astros). (Philadelphia fans reminded salute is not a middle finger)
Appreciation dates: Teacher Appreciation Night, May 2, 7:05 p.m. Mother's Appreciation Day, May 4, 1:35 p.m. Father's Appreciation Day, June 1, 1:35 p.m. Fan Appreciation Day, Sept. 28, 1:35 p.m. (How about Dead Beat Dad's Night? Parole Officer Night?)
Senior Stroll the Bases: June 5, 1:05 p.m. (NOT to be confused with Jamie Moyer Day)
Sound of Philadelphia Celebration: June 20, 7:05 p.m., Philadelphia International Records cohosts event featuring musical performances. (Wish we were Motown Night)
Giveaways: Jimmy Rollins MVP baseball & collectible tin (dip tin featuring the Dude), for fans 14 and under, April 12, 7:05 p.m. (Kids' Opening Day); NL Champions cap (Rockies?), for children 14 and under, April 13, 1:35 p.m.; schedule magnet, all fans, April 16, 7:05 p.m. ; Jamie Moyer bobble figure, for all (senior citizen) fans, April 30, 7:05 p.m.; Chase Utley Growth Chart (sick), for children 14 and under, May 3, 7:05 p.m. (Youth Baseball Celebration includes young players in pregame parade); adjustable visor, for women 15 and over, May 4, 1:35 p.m. (Mother's Appreciation Day); Paint-the-Phanatic Figurine, for children 14 and under; May 18, 1:35 p.m. (Phanatic's Birthday); Fightin' Phils Cap (700 Level Fan Appreciation), for all fans, May 27, 7:05 p.m.; men's cap (mushroom?), for men 15 and over, June 1, 1:35 p.m. (Father's Appreciation Day); Jimmy Rollins MVP bobble figure, for all fans, June 4, 7:05 p.m.; delivery truck, for children 14 and under (they dont have licenses yet), June 17, 7:05 p.m.; Back-to-School Lunch Pail (philly stopped providing school lunches?), for fans 14 and under, Aug. 24, 1:35 p.m.; 2009 schedule magnet, for all fans, Sept. 28, 1:35 p.m. (Fan Appreciation Day). (Thanks fans, here's a .10 cent magnet)
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