Proposal kicks off Phillies Opening Day at Citizens Bank Park

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- America's game and the excitement it comes with it, is back at Citizens Bank Park.

This team has a lineup fans can be proud of.

"It's exciting just seeing all the players, all the superstars, with each other on one team. Andrew McCutchen, Bryce Harper to see them all play together with Realmuto back there is going to be great," says Liam Livewell of West Deptford.

It's a game that brings memories of triumph and heartbreak. Memories of childhood bonding moments.

Speaking of memories, wedding bells will soon be ringing for Emily and Ryan after a proposal in front of the Veterans Stadium Liberty Bell.

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Action News asked Ryan, why opening day? "She's a huge fan and it just felt right," he said.

Emily's answer was "Yes and go Phillies!"

Today marks Kim Sparks' 48th home opener.

"It's baseball. If you're not a fan, you don't understand. It gets in your blood. This is my holiday, opening day" said Sparks.

Lillie Hanna has been cheering on the Phillies for 46 home opener games.

"Even when I was working I would take a personal day to come and my children when they were little they would come to the vet," said Hanna.

In the stands, there's no shortage of Bryce Harper jerseys. Kylie O'Connor has been following the 26-year-old baseball phenom for years.

"I started to like Bryce so I had to get a Bryce Jersey from Washington D.C. But today I bought a number 3, Phillies jersey and I'm making the switch," O'Connor said.
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