Phillies Beer Bats takeover Citizens Bank Park as reported shortages threaten their existence for the rest of the 2023 MLB season
Phillies fans at Citizens Bank Park were blessed with a new drinking open during the first two games of opening weekend in South Philadelphia.
The debut of the Phillies’ beer bat swept through the friendly confines of Citizens Bank Park and was largely being considered the best drinking innovation since the frosted mug.
Phillies Beer Bats at Citizens Bank Park
Unfortunately, with every great invention, fans purchased the beer bats in masses, and just two games into the 2023 regular season, after selling 400-500 beer bats, the Phillies are now officially sold out of beer bats and reports yesterday stated that they will be gone for the foreseeable future.
According to our guys Luke and Brian Cass, the beer bats were sold out no later than the second inning of yesterday’s game.
RIP: Phillies Beer Bats April 7, 2023 – April 8, 2023
Wow. What a tragic ending.
I didn’t even have a chance to get one of those suckers after missing the first two home games of the year.
How could this actually happen?
We’re now getting mixed reports that they were still being sold yesterday at Miller Lite Landing so hopefully this was just a temporary outage and beer bats will be here to stay this season in South Philadelphia.
In ballparks across America, there have been more than a few innovations to alcohol consumption for the 2023 MLB season. To go along with beer bats, the Milwaukee Brewers are also moving the needle by extending alcohol sales beyond the seventh inning.
On an “experimental” basis, the Brew Crew will continue serving alcohol throughout the game and ignore the initial seventh inning cutoff. Mainly, because the pitch clock has made baseball games significantly faster this year and have taken away precious time to get absolutely hammered at baseball games with your friends and family.
You have to love it. Just like Nick Castellanos taking advantage of the new rules yesterday by taking a massive lead down the third base path in the bottom of the ninth inning, we now have stadiums looking to get fans in attendance beer past the seventh inning.
It’s a brave new world out there, and if I were the Philadelphia Phillies, I would be working on beer sales, in beer bats, for the entirety of baseball games this season at Citizens Bank Park.