The Phillies are moving to 6:45pm start times on select games that fall on school nights in 2022
The Philadelphia Phillies fired out a pretty standard press release today about 2022 ticket sales. With that, they announced a few other dates where kids can get a windbreaker, a Bryce Harper bobble head day, and a few other games that have special things going on at Citizens Bank Park.
The highlight of that release had to be the fact that Phillies games would be changed in the months of April, May, and September to 6:45pm instead of the typical 7:05pm first pitch.
Here’s the clip from the press release:
The Phillies have announced their ticket on-sale dates for the upcoming season, giving fans the chance to secure game tickets in advance of the holidays for Spring Training at BayCare Ballpark in Clearwater, Fla., and the regular season at Citizens Bank Park.
“We are looking forward to an exciting 2022 season that features great matchups and a terrific lineup of promotions, giveaways and theme nights,” said John Weber, Phillies Senior Vice President, Ticket Operations & Projects. “Also for 2022, start times for most of our April, May and September games Monday through Thursday (17 games) will now be 6:45 p.m. Fans should visit phillies.com for the most up-to-date schedule.”
Nice. So they bumped up games on school nights to 6:45 so kids can presumably watch the entire Phillies game instead of just the first five or six innings? I guess that’s cool. Not really sure how that makes much a difference in the first place but whatever.
I guess now kids will actually be able to feel pain and misery for the first time while watching the Phillies blow a three or four run lead in the bottom of the eighth and ninth innings of a ball game. In September, they can watch the Phillies completely fall out of another playoff race and miss the playoffs for the 11th straight season in 2022.
I love it.
It’s about time we were more tough with America’s youth. Glad to see the Phillies are ditching the “everyone gets a trophy” ideology that has poisoned our children over the last decade and making it possible for them to watch the pain that comes with being a Phillies fan.
Enjoy the rest of your day.