That's the second biggest U.S. flag I've ever seen. They didn't leave it there once the game started.
The players marched in along some sort of procession from center field. There appears to be a few players in the stands, too, but those are just fans in costume.
That's the bell that lights up when a Phillies player hits a home run. Last night, it kind of just sat there. The Phils managed only 4 hits in a 4-1 loss to the Braves, and two of those hits came in the ninth inning - a classic case of too little too late. I'm hearing a lot of teeth-gnashing over the game, which is odd. OK, it's the first game and they played like crap, but it's baseball. There are 161 more to play.
I think we just like to complain.