PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Phillies had the day off yesterday, but the Citizens Bank Park grounds crew was busy painting a new logo on the field to get ready for Saturday’s opener of the League Championship Series.
Did you ever wonder whether the grounds crew scrubs the old Division Series logo off the grass before they replace it with the National League Championship Series logo?
Phillie’s head groundskeeper Mike Boekholder said they don’t:
“We generally don’t try to take it off. What we’ll let it do is just kind of fade out to a certain point. The good thing going from the NLDS to the NLCS is the logos are actually identical with the exception of the ‘D’ getting changed to a ‘C.’ So we really don’t have to do much there, other than to just overlay the new letter on top of the old, and repaint it.”
It’s a two-hour process to repaint the logos, but it is one Boekholder says they don’t mind at this time of year.
There is a Phillies’ pep rally scheduled for this afternoon outside City Hall. The rally is being held outside at the 15th and Market branch of Citizens Bank. Fans will be whipped into a Phillies phrenzy with the help of the Phillie Phanatic as well as former Phillies players Greg Luzinski and Dickie Noles.
Well-dressed Phillies fans can get the latest rally towels and posters if they don’t have them already. With the recent postseason success of the Phillies, many fans already have a few, but some fans can never have enough.
Reported by Mike DeNardo and Kim Glovas, KYW Newsradio
Photo by Mike DeNardo