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Season Ticket Holder of the Month

Brian Heenan

Seat Location: 245, row 1, seats 5 and 6

How long has your family had season tickets?

My brother and I went in on a pair of tickets before the 2007 season in section 205 and split games to start the year. After he started 0-4 when attending games, I bought him out and banished him from CBP. I then kept the other ticket for a guest of my choice. Sure enough, we go on to win the division.

Who is your favorite current player and why?

Cole Hamels gets a lot of consideration because of what he did back in the fall of 2008. He was the ace of the pitching staff and carried us to a World Series championship. However, my final answer is Chase Utley and there's not enough space in this answer section to explain all the reasons why.

Who is your favorite player of all time and why?

Lenny Dykstra. I was a naïve 7-year-old back in '93 and didn't understand what that big wad in his mouth was at the time, but that's when I fell in love with baseball and the Philadelphia Phillies. "Nails" was the reason I wore #4 in Little League, played Center Field and went through more Big League Chew that summer than my mother would care to admit.

What is your best memory as a fan?

The World Series and parade aside, my favorite memories are all thanks to Roy "Doc" Halladay. His perfect game against the Marlins was something I'll never forget - where I was, who I was with etc. I was fortunate enough to be there for his no-hitter against the Reds in the playoffs in 2010 too. That remains the best sporting event I have ever attended and will be tough to beat moving forward.

What is your favorite concession?

I've always been a huge Schmitter guy, but since the arrival of Federal Donuts, that has changed a bit. Some of my pals in Section 245 prefer that I don't get the Chili Garlic…sorry Bob and Lex!

If you were a player, what song would you want played while you were announced to bat?

"X Gonna Give It To Ya" by DMX

What position would you play if you were a member of the Phillies and why?

I'd actually manage. I really enjoy the chess matches of the National League. I love small ball. I love putting guys in position to make play, essentially setting guys up. Besides, what other coach gets to wear a uniform?

What is the best part of Citizens Bank Park?

The Bongo cam! My best advice is instead of watching the Phanavision during the Bongo cam, take a second to look around at the sea of thousands and thousands of people flailing their arms aimlessly in offbeat in excitement. It's terrific.

What is the best part of being a season ticket holder?

My account rep Carolyn is fantastic, but the camaraderie and game by game banter with my friends in section 245 is the best.

Have you ever caught a foul ball or homerun, if so who hit it?

It's about a 500ft homer to where my seats are in the Scoreboard Porch so nothing yet.

If you could start any Phillies pitcher in Game 7 of the World Series who would it be and why?

While it's hard to pass on Cole, Cliff and Doc, I have to go with Curt Schilling here. I cheated and looked it up, but it's hard to argue with a postseason record of 11-2 and a 2.23 ERA so he's my guy.

Do you remember the first Phillies game you ever attended as a fan? If so when was it?

I was about 7 or 8 years old and the Braves were coming to town. At the time, The Crime Dog, Fred McGriff was one of my favorite players thanks to his cameo in those Tom Emanski instructional videos so I had to see him play.

What is your favorite promotion or giveaway?

Dollar dogs in a landslide. Although I'm pumped for Chase's bobblehead in June and adding it to my shrine.

If you could have dinner with one Phillies player who would it be and why?

I'd be too scared to talk to Chase and he'd probably be creeped out if I just stared at him for a few hours while he ate so I'd say Cliff Lee. I would love to pick his brain about the game and he seems like he'd be great to have a few beers with, Burnett too.

Do you have any superstitions or traditions related to watching the Phillies?

Not really until playoff time but a pouch of sunflower seeds is always in the mix all season long.