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Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 08/07/2012

Morning pixels: Phillies sell out streak ends


The Phillies’ regular season sell-out streak has come to an end after 257 consecutive sell-outs at Citizens Bank Park.

“You kinda know it’s gonna happen,” said Jimmy Rollins according to Phillies.com. “You would hope that it wouldn’t. You would hope that one bad season wouldn’t break it up, especially after the five winning seasons that we had and division championships. But that’s the way it goes. People aren’t gonna spend money and come to the game if they don’t feel they’re getting their money’s worth. And this year we’ve been a little short.”

Meanwhile, the Nats attendance is up 28% over last season, they just set a team attendance record for July, and business around the stadium is thriving.

Perhaps the Phillies would do well to take back their own park.

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