Phils' nucleus looks to pen own chapter
Mix of veterans, younger players aim to surpass '93 club
PHILADELPHIA -- Standing together on Sept. 28, 2003 -- the day Veterans Stadium hosted its final game -- Jimmy Rollins told then-manager Larry Bowa, "this is the house you helped build. The one across the street is going to be the one that we build."Opening Citizens Bank Park a year later, Rollins and company have been building ever since. The Phillies spent the first three years of the park's five-year history missing the playoffs and visited briefly in 2007.
Ken Mandel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.