Phillies Spring Training Day 5

It was a cold day, that brought rain to shorten the day’s activities. Today was more drills and live batting practice.

You can watch video of the day’s activities on our YouTube Channel by clicking HERE.

Andrew Knapp throws to J.P. Crawford to catch Nick Williams.

Andrew Knapp throws to J.P. Crawford to catch Nick Williams.

Phillies Spring Training-Day 4

It started as a chilly day and warmed up as the players took the field. The first day of full team practice added the position players to the mix as well as some additional minor leaguers.

You can watch our video below to see players such as Mark Lieter, Jr, Aaron Altherr, Michael Mariot, Elniery Garcia, Freddy Galvis, Odubel Hererra, Brock Stassi, Tyler Viza, Caleb Eldridge, Roman Quinn, Miguel Nunez, Rhys Hoskins,  Alberto Tirado and Jeff Singer. To watch the video, click HERE.

Dylan Cozens hits a homer over the brand new Robin Roberts scoreboard.

Dylan Cozens hits a homer over the brand new Robin Roberts scoreboard.

Day 3 of Phillies Spring Training, February 16, 2017

Elniery Garcia

Elniery Garcia

It’s day 3 of spring training and the last day of only pitchers and catchers. Tomorrow position players report.

Baseball Ross and I put together a video outlining today’s activities. We have pictures and video of Brad Lidge, Elniery Garcia, Alberto Tirado, Jerad Eickhoff, Tommy Joseph, Roman Quinn, Drew Anderson, Pedro Beato, Mark Appel, Victor Arano, Aaron Nola, Joely Rodriguez and more. We even have a shot of batting practice where Rhys Hoskins took a ball deep into Frenchy’s Tiki Bar.  You can watch the video HERE.

How Baseball Ross and I Got Part of the Brighthouse Sign

Me and the G from Brighthouse Stadium

Me and the G from Brighthouse Stadium

Baseball Ross and I were in the right place at the right time. You can watch a video about our amazing experience HERE.

If you aren’t aware, the cable company that has the naming rights of the Phillies stadium, Brighthouse Field, was recently bought out and rebranded as Spectrum. So they needed to replace the name on the stadium.

No longer called Brighthouse

No longer called Brighthouse

So as we turned the corner we saw something we expected, there was a crew there removing the sign.

Removing the sign

Removing the sign

We struck up a conversation with the workers. I asked what they were going to do with the sign and they replied, “It’s going to the dump, you want it?”

I wanted to take it all but Ross and I live in a cottage, so that huge sign really wasn’t an option. (Or so I thought.) I resisted the urge and took only 2 “Gs” and an “s” for our real names. They still had the bolts attached, so Ross volunteered to take them back to the car so we didn’t carry them into the stadium. I went into watch batting practice. When we came out the sign was repaired and the workers were gone.

It's a blank space

It’s a blank space

Later, Ross tells me, “I have something to tell you,” and he opens the trunk.

Trunk full of letters

Trunk full of letters

I wondered what I would do with all those letters with the bolts sticking out of them. The smaller, wooden letters’ bolt screwed out of the wood easily, but the metal letters were another story. I found a local auto repair shop that thought it was a cool project and cut the bolts off and ground the stumps down for me. I then took them home and cleaned them up. Considering that they had been on a building and had weathered the harsh Florida sun and hurricanes, I think they look good.

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I then went to work. I think the final product looks amazing. I plan on doing this to the rest of the big letters and have some ideas for the small ones as well. It’s backlit just as it was when it was hanging on the stadium the day before. I think it looks amazing and is a piece of Phillies history.

My lighted B

My lighted B

Day 2 of Phillies Spring Training 2017

The clouds started rolling in this morning but we were able to get a full day of spring training in before the rain came.

It was an eventful day. We saw the pitchers warming up then went to the stadium to watch batting practice. Then we returned to the Carpenter Complex in time to catch the catchers take BP then do pop-up drills.

Baseball Ross and I put together a rather extensive video of today’s activities, you can watch it HERE.

The best picture of the day is when Logan Moore ran into the fence right in front of me during pop-up practice. You can see it in the video above and of course, I keep shooting when he did. This is what I got:

Logan Moore

Logan Moore

Below you will find some more stills from the day:

Dylan Cozens

Dylan Cozens

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Andrew Pullin

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Brock Stassi

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Roman Quinn

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Odubel Hererra

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Tommy Joseph

Cameron Perkins

Cameron Perkins

Rhys Hoskins and Scott Kingery

Rhys Hoskins and Scott Kingery

Ryan Hanigan almost runs into the pitching machine.

Ryan Hanigan almost runs into the pitching machine.

Andrew Knapp

Andrew Knapp

Cameron Rupp

Cameron Rupp

Jorge Alfaro

Jorge Alfaro

Chace Numata

Chace Numata

First Day of Spring Training 2017

I woke up this morning excited as if it was Christmas morning, but it wasn’t Christmas morning, it was the first day of Spring Training.

Baseball Ross and I did a vlog to give you an over view of the day including photos and videos. You can watch it HERE.

Below you will find some of the pictures I took today:

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The new Richie Ashburn Mural at the Carpenter Complex

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The new Steve Carlton Mural at the Carpenter Complex

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The new Mike Schmidt mural at the Carpenter Complex

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The new Robin Robertsmural at the Carpenter Complex

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Rhys Hoskins

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Cord Sandberg

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Mitch Walding

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While the large stadium signs have yet to change, some of the smaller signs show the rebranding of Brighthouse to Spectrum Field.

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While the large stadium signs have yet to change, some of the smaller signs show the rebranding of Brighthouse to Spectrum Field.

Bryan Holaday, Cameron Rupp and Chase Numata

Bryan Holaday, Cameron Rupp and Chase Numata

Drew Anderson

Drew Anderson

Elniery Garcia

Elniery Garcia

Alberto Tirado

Alberto Tirado

Hector Neris

Hector Neris

Clay Buchholz

Clay Buchholz

Ben Lively

Ben Lively

The 2017 Philadelphia Phillies Major League Spring Training Roster

The 2017 Philadelphia Phillies Major League Spring Training roster was released today. I am including a copy for you.

The 2017 Phillies MLB Spring Training Roster

The 2017 Phillies MLB Spring Training Roster