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Phillies Preview: Phillies release full schedule of Opening Day festivities


The Phillies will open the 2019 season on Thursday, March 28.

The game will be broadcast on NBC10 and SportsRadio 94 WIP.

The NBC10 Welcome Home Phillies special airs from 2 to 3 p.m.

NBC Sports Philadelphia will stream the game as well as the pre- and post-game shows on www.nbcsports.com/philadelphia and on the new My Teams app by NBC Sports.

Fans can check in using the free MLB Ballpark app to receive special offers for retail, concessions and more at Citizens Bank Park.

Also, follow the Opening Day action via @Phillies on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.

Opening day ceremonies will be streaming live on the Phillies’ Facebook and Twitter accounts. Also, check out MLB’s At Bat app for stats, scores and more.

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At 8 a.m., the New Era Phillies Team Store opens. Features limited-edition opening day collectibles and apparel.

At 12:35 p.m., all gates open. All fans receive a rally towel. The Budweiser Block Party features samplings from Giant, Coca-Cola, Turkey Hill Dairy, J&J Snack Foods and Hatfield Quality Meats and prizes from Cavity Busters, AT&T, XFINITY Mobile, CBS Radio and more. The Philadelphia Zoo will have a Zoo on Wheels, life-size LEGO animal sculptures from the new “Creatures of Habit” exhibit and giveaways.

Below is a timeline.

12:10 p.m. — Phillies batting practice.

1:10 p.m. — Braves batting practice.

2 p.m. — Questlove DJs at the Third Base Plaza.

2:26 p.m. — The 2019 Phillies enter Citizens Bank Park to make their “Leadoff Walk” onto the field.

2:35 p.m. — As representatives from the U.S. military unfurl a large American flag, the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Men’s Chorale will sing Philadelphia, U.S.A. and America the Beautiful. State flags will be carried onto the field by members of the Philadelphia Police and Fire departments.

2:40 p.m. — Braves introductions.

2:45 p.m. — Phillies introductions.

2:52 p.m. — National anthem performed by Kane Kalas, son of the late Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas, at his father’s statue behind Section 141.

2:55 p.m. — The Frog-X Parachute Team, made up of former U.S. Navy Leap Frogs, will parachute onto the field delivering the first balls.

3:02 p.m. — Ceremonial first pitches by five-time Grammy Award-winning musician Questlove and, representing Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, 11-year-old Daniel Scharff.

3:07 p.m. — Play ball!

5th Inning — The Phillie Phanatic’s first dance of the season.

7th Inning — Sgt. Jonathon Packard, of the Delaware State Police, will perform God Bless America.

Postgame — Questlove will DJ for 90 minutes postgame at Pass and Stow, adjacent to the Third Base Plaza.

All of the above events are subject to change, weather and wind permitting. ••

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