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How a summer without Minor League Baseball impacts the Phillies

The smell of fresh-cut grass mixing with the flavors of concession stand wares. The sound of wooden bats connecting with leather as a ball is sent into the horizon. The taste of a ballpark hot dog being washed down with your favorite sugary drink. The feel of a glove in your hand and the anticipation of catching a foul ball. The sight of red, white, and blue fireworks igniting across the night sky.

As we celebrate Fourth of July weekend, it is tradition for families across the country to flock to their local small-town baseball stadium and watch America’s pastime while celebrating the birth of this country.