Matt Imhoff Posts on Instagram The Details of the Freak Accident That Took His Eye.  

Last week I did two stories about the freak accident that happened after the game.

Today, Matt posted a long and detailed story about the damage caused to his face and that led to the removal of his right eye. 

You can read his post here: Matt Imhof’s Story

Matt Imhof (Photo Courtesy of Matt Imhof’s Instagram page)


As always my prayers are with him for a speedy recovery.

Moniak, Ortiz and Randolph, Three Top Prospects, One GCL Game

At the last minute, Baseball Ross and I wee able to change our schedule and attend today’s GCL game between the Phillies and Yankees.

We were rewarded by having a chance to see three of the Phillies top prospects: Mickey Moniak, Jhailyn Ortiz and Cornelius Randolph play.

I’ve included some pictures for you to enjoy:

Mickey Moniak

Mickey Moniak

Mickey Moniak

Mickey Moniak

Mickey Moniak

Jhailyn Ortiz

Jhailyn Ortiz

Cornelius Randolph

Cornelius Randolph

Cornelius Randolph


EDITED TO ADD: 

Jhailyn Ortiz hit a two-run double seen here:

Jhailyn Ortiz

Jhailyn Ortiz

More details released regarding Matt Imhof’s injury


As I reported HERE, Matt Imhof was seriously injured after Saturday’s game when the “arm care” bands he was stretching with broke free of their anchor and hit him in the face.

ESPN is reporting in THIS ARTICLE what my sources told me then, that he has had one surgery on his right eye with the possibility of others in the future. 

I have since learned that he also broke his nose and he was immediately taken to one of the best eye clinics in the country located in Miami.

If you have a moment and you are the type to pray, keep Matt in your prayers for a speedy recovery.

Matt Imhof injured in freak accident


I have confirmed from several team sources that reliever Matt Imhof was seriously injured after last night’s game.

I was told that Imhof was stretching using “rubber bands” that were attached to a wall/fence by a clip. Reportedly, the clip broke free and sprung back into Imhof’s face.

The extent of the injury is unknown at this time and he is currently being treated for the injury.

Baseball Ross and I wish him a speedy recovery.

Tropical Storm Colin Leaves His Mark on the Phillies’ Carpenter Complex

June 1st is the start of the “official” hurricane season. This year, it took only 6 days for the first serious storm to hit the Clearwater area. Tropical Storm Colin never got to hurricane status but there were a few serious wind gusts that topped 50mph and rain varied from “only” 5 inches to almost 9 inches in Pinellas county.

Due to the state of emergency that was declared by the governor and the horrible weather, the Threshers cancelled Monday’s game. Dropping our houseguests at the field this morning revealed the extent of the damage to the Carpenter Complex. I took a “behind the scenes” video from the private drive along the back side of Brighthouse Field looking towards Schmidt and the more severely flooded Ashburn field.You can see the video HERE.

I also took a few stills which I’ve included below:

Damage from TS Colin: Repairing the backstop screen

Damage from TS Colin: Repairing the backstop screen

Damage from TS Colin: Ashburn Field

Damage from TS Colin: Ashburn Field

Damage from TS Colin: Ashburn Field

Damage from TS Colin: Ashburn Field

Damage from TS Colin: Ashburn Field

Damage from TS Colin: Ashburn Field

Damage from TS Colin: Ashburn Field

Damage from TS Colin: Ashburn Field

Damage from TS Colin: Ashburn Field Batters Eye Damage

Damage from TS Colin: Ashburn Field Batters Eye Damage

Damage from TS Colin: Ashburn Field

Damage from TS Colin: Ashburn Field

Let’s hope this is the last of the flooding and damage pictures for this hurricane season.

 

Ryan Howard’s Beachfront Home Near Completion

It’s been a few months since Baseball Ross and I made the pilgrimage to Belleair Shore to check on the progress of the monstrosity of a 17,000 soft home  that Ryan Howard is building on the beach.

The Tampa Bay Times noted that Howard spent $80K on doorknobs alone. After several years it appears that it is nearing  completion.  Gone is the construction trailers, white work men’s vans and portapotties that lined the front yard.

You can read my previous stories HERE and HERE.

The pictures I took on Mother’s Day are below: 


Hopefully, Ross and I will have the time to take a walk on the beach side and I will post pictures from that side when we do.

Cody Asche Back in Uniform

I was pleasantly surprised to see my favorite Phillies fielder back in uniform tonight. He dons the grey and red of the Threshers for the game against the Tampa Yankees. 

Cody is playing left and batting second.



Asche had been sidelined since spring training with an oblique injury.