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April 05, 2023

Phillies postpone home opener to Friday

Due to a forecast of afternoon showers, the Phillies announced that their home opener has been pushed back from Thursday to Friday at 3:05 p.m.

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Wednesday night's Phillies game against the Tigers at Citizens Bank Park (pictured in September 2022) has been postponed due to poor air quality stemming from the Canadian wildfires.

The Phillies' triumphant return to Citizens Bank Park is being pushed back one day. The Phils' home opener, originally scheduled for Thursday afternoon, is being pushed back to Friday at 3:05 p.m. for fear of rain:

I do applaud Major League Baseball and the team for doing this now instead of sending fans down there, dealing with the elements, paying for parking and then concessions before calling the game. It allows fans ample time to adjust their plans accordingly. 

Weather for Friday around first pitch in South Philadelphia looks to be 60 degrees and cloudy, but not rainy, per The Weather Channel.

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