Citizens Bank Park offers fans a comfortable experience to watch a ballgame with a great, yet distant view of downtown Philadelphia. The scoreboard in left field, the largest video screen in the National League and 20th biggest in the world, frames the city well.
The stadium, both inside and out, is spacious, built as part of a sports complex in a less populous area of southern Philadelphia that also hosts football, hockey and basketball. Ashburn Alley, a street similar to Yawkey Way in Boston or Eutaw in Baltimore, opens before the rest of the stadium and offers fans a chance to learn about former Phillies greats as well as partake in a wide variety of food options, including Bull's BBQ, a restaurant co-owned by former Philly Greg "The Bull" Luzinski (photo below).
In the game, Jimmy Rollins homered twice and AJ Burnett pitched very well. The Phillies beat the Nationals 6-2. It was their fifth victory in a row but came after losing 10 of their previous 11 games. The Phillies have been unable to find consistency this year and I was lucky enough to see one of the games in which they were able to find success at the plate and in the field.
Final Score: Phillies 6, Nationals 2