Friday, April 02, 2004

Rain, Rain, Go Away | While the Phillies closed up shop in Florida with a nasty and mean-spirited loss to the Blue Jays, workers at Citizens Bank Park were busy yesterday making preparations for games that may not get played. The team was scheduled to work out at the ballpark this afternoon, but it's raining like a mo-fo here in Philadelphia, and the weekend forecast isn't much better, jeopardizing Saturday and Sunday exhibitions against the Indians. Regardless, Larry Eichel takes a front-page look at the scene in South Philly in today's Inquirer and offers a color-by-numbers review of how the Phils got from the Vet to CBP over the last dozen years. (Man, oh, man, do we need a nickname for the new place.) What I'm really looking forward to is Sunday's Inky, where architecture critic Inga Saffron, who seems disinclined to like anything built after about 1930, will share her thoughts on CBP.

In the Daily News today, Marcus Hayes reports on the not-so-startling news that nobody in red pinstripes is concerned about the generally subpar performances turned in by the pitching staff this spring. If you haven't yet checked it out, yesterday's DN had a cool wraparound previewing CBP. Lots of interviews, info, and graphics -- great stuff.


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