Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Phils to replace home plate
The Phillies have announced that they will be replacing home plate at Citizens Bank Park before tomorrow's final game with the Colorado Rockies. The home team has given the plate, the stadium's original, a pounding by scoring 27 runs in two nights. "It's simply worn out," said Tim Frankton, the Phillies base and plate replacer.
Including Sunday's game in Houston the Phils have scored a total of 42 runs over three games. "We're lucky the Sunday game was on the road," said Citizens Bank Park ground crew manager, Hank Borland. "We may have had to replace the plate earlier if it was at home and I would have been left with huge helpings of egg on my face had I missed a home game."