Phillies: Top 5 Songs We Miss Hearing at Citizens Bank Park
By Matt Rappa
It’s been a while since we have been at a Phillies game; here are the top five songs we always enjoy and miss hearing at Citizens Bank Park.
When Philadelphia Phillies fans go to baseball games, there is much more to the experience than just watching nine players take the field and hoping they score more runs than their opponent to win the game.
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The sights, sounds and ambiance of the entire fan experience at Citizens Bank Park perfectly complements the game-watching experience. From walking down Ashburn Alley, grabbing a sandwich or hot dog, watching batting practice or bullpen sessions, you name it.
One visit to ballpark is hardly the same as another. But, there are some things that remain the same that we have grown to love and appreciate over the years. Among those is the ballpark music. Here are the top five songs at Citizens Bank Park that we all are missing right now with the 2020 season behind on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
1. Take Me Out to the Ball Game
“Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd.
Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack,
I don’t care if I never get back,
Let me root, root, root for the [Phillies],
If they don’t win it’s a shame.
For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out,
At the old ball game.”
How many times have we heard “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”? Certainly more than we can count. The classic organ rendition at Veterans Stadium and now Citizens Bank Park makes it that much better.
We heard its lyrics time and time again, and its very first two line we wish could hold true in current times: “Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd.”
The thing is, we are not sure when this will hold true again. Crowds and sports, or any social gathering for that matter, are currently up in the air due to guidelines. Baseball is eying a return in some form, with among its stipulations being no fans allowed inside the ballparks.
We all would love to be bought peanuts or Cracker Jack. We all would love to root for the home team.
However, if there will be any rooting in 2020, it will have to be from afar.