On Friday, the Phillies played in front of their home fans at Citizens Bank Park for the first time in 155 days. When the home club last played in South Philadelphia, they were in the throes of a World Series showdown with the Houston Astros. Since then, a rival team from across the street reached the final game of their league but ultimately lost. As a result, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni was asked to the ballpark by the Phillies, first to lament and then to throw out the first pitch of the 2023 home season.
It’s hard to believe that Sirianni has only been the Eagles’ head coach for two seasons. His first year as leader was a disaster, but last year was a dream come true, and in his little time in Philadelphia, he has already established himself as a true blue Philadelphian.
CBP going wild for Nick Sirianni throwing out the first pitch before the home opener ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/hfMx8CKZ6T
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) April 7, 2023
Nick Sirianni was doing shots with Eagles fans at Brewers in NJ
(fb/morgan collazo) pic.twitter.com/uq2zt4tMZd
— Crossing Broad (@CrossingBroad) February 28, 2023