Phillies reschedule September game vs. Braves to accommodate Eagles home opener
In an effort to avoid a complete bombshell of traffic in South Philly this upcoming September, the Phillies have rescheduled their Sept. 14 home game against Atlanta to Sept. 11 to accommodate the Eagles home opener against Minnesota on the 14th.
Phillies announce revised Sept. schedule
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Statement from Phillies executive vice president David Buck:
“Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Braves, Major League Baseball and the reigning NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles, we were fortunate to be able to move our game to Monday night on September 11. This was an easy decision for all, as the move to avoid conflicting game times is a win for Philadelphia sports fans. It will no doubt be a fun and busy week in the Sports Complex with the Phillies-Braves series September 11-13, followed by the Eagles-Vikings game on Thursday, September 14 at 8:15 p.m.”
Glad to see someone in the Phillies organization had enough foresight to make this call. If you’ve ever been down to the sports complex with two teams playing at the same time, you’ll know how chaotic it can get in those parking lots. Tailgating aside, trying to get out of that Godforsaken hellscape after two games just concluded is what I imagine purgatory feels like. Time continually passes, yet nothing seems to move.
Just imagine how awful those lots would have gotten if this game remained unchanged. Eagles home opener + Sept. contest between Phillies and Braves = anarchy. In a sick, twisted way, I kind of wish they kept it. Witnessing anarchy in South Philly remains unchecked on my bucket list.
For the record, this wouldn’t have even been an issue if the NFL didn’t bend the Eagles over a barrel with their schedule. Giving the NFC representative in Super Bowl LVII their home opener in the worst prime time slot against the same team they faced in their home opener last year is just disrespectful. That’s now two years in a row the Eagles home opener is not on a Sunday. A travesty in every sense of the word.
But alas, I will still be there come Sept. 14. Not because I want to be – because I have to be. Go Birds.