Perfect script goes sour

In typical Philadelphia fashion, the Phillies christened beautiful Citizens Bank Park with yet another loss.

Originally Published: April 12, 2004
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- Some things in life, you just can't script.

You can spend $458 million to build the perfect ballpark. You can lay 975,000 perfectly scenic bricks. You can fill it up with Jim Thome, Billy Wagner and what looks like the perfect contender on paper.

But some things in life, you just can't script.

So it was probably only fitting that on Monday, the day the Phillies finally opened the gates of the fabulous new Citizens Bank Park, 12 years of dreams dissolved into just ...

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