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Reaction to Fightins not exactly positive in Reading

Local reaction to the unveiling of the Reading Fightin Phils (Class AA; Eastern League) branding has been overwhelmingly negative, with many local fans speaking out against the new name and ostrich logo. Messing with tradition is always hard, especially in a community with 46 years of Reading Phillies history. The rebranding effort, unveiled on Saturday, […]

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R-Phils upgrading group areas for 2013

To accompany the rebranding of the franchise for 2013, the Reading Phillies (Class AA; Eastern League) are also revamping the concessions at FirstEnergy Stadium as well. For the 2013 season, group leaders will be able to book outings in Reading Eagle Character Pool Party, Fairgrounds Square Mall 67 Club, and Bunbino’s Tailgate at the Coors […]

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R-Phils to change team name

After 46 years, the Reading Phillies (Class AA; Eastern League) will be changing the team name as part of an offseason rebranding process. The franchise’s new name, logo, and jerseys will be unveiled at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Name Change Announcement to be held at FirstEnergy Stadium. The event will run […]

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Reading Phillies to fly in Eastern League All-Stars

Talk about pampered players: the Reading Phillies will be fly Eastern League All-Stars into Reading Regional Airport via private flights for the league’s All-Star Classic events. “The partnership with Reading Air will allow us to provide first-class treatment to the Eastern League All-Stars that need to fly in from the Eastern League cities farthest from […]

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Thunder sets attendance mark

A rehab appearance by Derek Jeter helped the Trenton Thunder (Class AA; Eastern League) draw 9,212 fans on Sunday, July 3 to set a new franchise record for single-game attendance, surpassing the 9,134 fans that attended Roger Clemens appearance in a Thunder uniform on May 23, 2007. Jeter played the second of a two-game rehab […]

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