We’re extremely excited about the Phillies opening the 2008 season, especially after last year’s NL East title. The enthusiasm was matched by our members who attended the sold out On Deck with the Phillies Reception at Citizens Bank Park last Friday.

Phillies fans enjoyed mingling with their favorite players and coaches. After there was no space left for player autographs on the baseballs that were given out, attendees were treated to Q & A sessions with some of the Phillies top players – including Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Pat Burrell, Brett Myers, Cole Hamels, Jamie Moyer, Shane Victorino and Geoff Jenkins.

The event concluded with hall of fame broadcaster Harry Kalas introducing the entire 2008 roster on the field. Those that were brave enough to sit through the cold weather stayed for Friday night’s exhibition game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

To view photos from this event, click here.