PHILADELPHIA, October 30, 2008 – In response to the Phillies World Series win last night, Philadelphia Media Holdings Chief Executive Officer Brian Tierney announced this morning that last night’s over-run of almost 350,000 copies of The Inquirer and Daily News are completely sold out. And, in an unprecedented move, the printing presses are running again this morning so that an additional 350,000 copies can be printed and available by early afternoon today. “People are buying these souvenir editions of The Inquirer and Daily News in massive quantities and we are responding by firing up our printing presses for another run this morning,” said Mr. Tierney. “We have not restarted the presses like this in decades but we want to be sure that every fan who wants a copy of our newspapers can buy one.”
PHAWKER: Dan Gross passed this along to us with a note clarifying that print is NOT dead. True, as long as the Phillies continue to win the World Series every day from now until the end of time.
NUTTER: ‘You Can Be Joyous, You Cannot Be A Jackass’
PHILLY CLOUT: Mayor Nutter had strong words today for Phillies fans planning on attending tomorrow’s parade. “You can be joyous, you cannot be a jackass,” Nutter said today at a press conference to detail parade plans. Nutter is hoping to avoid a repeat of some of last night’s victory celebrations. While most of the festivities were calm, along Broad Street some fans smashed bottles, overturned cars and set small fires. “There were, in proportion, a very small number of people who engaged in inappropriate actions,” Nutter said. The parade – the city’s first to celebrate a major sports win in 25 years – will kick off tomorrow at noon at 20th and Market streets. From there it will continue to City Hall and then head south to Citizens Bank Park, concluding with rallies at the ballpark and at Lincoln Financial Field. Officials said as many as a million people could attend. Nutter said the city was seeking corporate sponsors to help defray parade costs, like police overtime. The long list includes Comcast, Independence Blue Cross, Toyota, Philadelphia Media Holdings and TastyCake. “The city needs to cover as much of the costs as possible,” Nutter said. Nutter did not put a price tag on the parade costs. He could not say exactly how much the sponsors had pledged, but said it was hundreds of thousands. If you want to attend the festivities in Citizens Bank Park tomorrow, the Phillies are issuing free tickets for the event. The tickets will first be offered to season ticket-holders, but at 3 p.m. today, the remainder will available at www.phillies.com. MORE
MAILBAG: Phawker Radio ROCKS!
I don’t know if you will get this or not. But it is 6:23am after the Phillies won the world series. I just finished working, and I turned on Phawker radio, great picks. I have been listening to Phawker radio since my ipod gave up the ghost two weeks ago, and it is awesome! Way better than my ipod.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Jessica Griffin is a staff photographer for the Daily News. We always knew that as a photographer she KICKS ASS. But what is news to us is that she has such impeccable taste in blog radio programming. Keep on rockin’ in the free world, Jess!