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Ashburn Alley a treat for Phillies fans06/12/2008 2:08 PM ET
By Kevin Horan / MLB.com
PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies fans who have walked into Citizens Bank Park in recent weeks may have felt a bit nostalgic. The Phillies are in first place in the National League East, sellout crowds have become commonplace and members of the crowd are quick to jump out of their seats to engage in the wave. It looks like the electricity that filled the stadium when the Phillies made their NL championship run in 1993. There are, however, some major differences from that season, the biggest one being the Phillies' new home in South Philadelphia. Fans need only to take a stroll along Citizens Bank Park's famed outfield walkway, Ashburn Alley, to see the difference. Make sure to get there early -- the Alley opens one hour before the park's regular gates, so fans can check out batting practice and grab a bite to eat. During the first hour the Alley is open, Bull's BBQ offers free platter upgrades, $2 Turkey Hill ice-cream novelties and $1 hot dogs at the upper level of Harry the K's restaurant. The Phillies have also scheduled nine "Dollar Dog Days" throughout the 2008 season -- all regular hot dogs will cost only $1. Coming early to the game has its benefits, but don't worry if you arrive late. From now until August 27, select tickets are discounted by $3 three hours prior to each game.
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