By Sam Bush

Responding to growing outrage from their fans, the Phillies are going to refund money to people whose money they have had for a long time.

They are contacting season ticket holders, group leaders, and single-game buyers, offering two options for their April and May tickets: a credit to your account for missed games that could be used for future games in 2020 or 2021, or your money back.

The Phillies were scheduled to play 28 games in April and May, which is roughly 35-percent of their home schedule. They had sold out April 2’s home opener and had seen a boost in interest thanks to the arrival of manager Joe Girardi. The Phillies have a season-ticket base of 11,600 and put single-game tickets on sale on February 12. A month later, the season was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.