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Phillies Fan Finds Loophole To Exploit Nationals ‘Take Back The Park’ Initiative

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By Pat Loeb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Washington Nationals effort to keep Phillies fans from taking over their park during the May series between the two teams has prompted reactions from amusement to outrage.

It has also spurred one Phillies fan to action, and he found a way around the Nats plan.

Tthe Nationals think that by limiting pre-sales for Phillies games to credit hard holders in the D.C. metro area, they can keep the Phillies red army out of their stadium. (See Related Story)

Well, think again …

“Who are they to say we can’t pay for an admission ticket and go to see their games?” Phillies fan Earl Driscoll wondered.

Driscoll, of Roxborough, was not about to take the Nats plan lying down.

“I went to their website and I saw a way in,” Driscoll explained.

It turns out that directly under that “Take Back The Park” link, there’s one for five game flex plans.

Driscoll found one that not only has both the May and October Phillies series in it, it also has five games for the price of four.

But perhaps the richest irony is the plan’s theme.

“Celebrate manager Davy Johnson’s illustrious career with this special package,” Driscoll said.

Driscoll bought tickets with his Philadelphia-based credit card.

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