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Mural Arts Program Enlists Fans To Help Paint Homage To Phillies

(Credit:  Mike DeNardo)

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Fans are taking part in shaping the Phillies mural planned for a building near 24th and Walnut Streets in center city Philadelphia.

This morning, children at the “Please Touch” Museum (above left) painted a section of the Phillie Phanatic, one of 27 cloth images to be affixed to the building near the Walnut Street Bridge (see related story).

Meanwhile, mural artist David McShane (below) says he left room on the mural for one more player.

“Mural Arts specializes in trying to have as much community involvement in the project,” he says, “so one way is a Paint Day like this, where they’re painting cloth.  But another way is to actually join in the debate of who should be in and who shouldn’t, by voting.”

So if you really believe that Mike Rogodzinski or Billy Grabarkiewitz belong on the mural, you can write them in at phillies.com, says Phillies’ marketing director Michael Harris.

“We have a write-in vote right now where they can nominate any Phillies player, coach, executive — anyone that comes to mind that they want to make sure is a part of this magnificent piece,” Harris says.

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mural mcshane Mural Arts Program Enlists Fans To Help Paint Homage To Phillies

(Mural designer David McShane with his rendition of Cole Hamels. Credit: Mike DeNardo)

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The final fan selection will be announced in mid-December.

Reported by Mike DeNardo, KYW Newsradio 1060

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