Aaron Nola’s First Phillies Spring Training Game

Last summer, I had the privilege of witnessing Aaron Nola’s first professional game when he took the mound for our Clearwater Threshers.  It was a rainy, stormy night…and you can read about it HERE. It was a solid start for the pitcher out of LSU who had just completed the College World Series. I thought […]

Garcia and Harang a Study in Contrasts

Yesterday the starting pitchers for the A ball games really gave me pause. It shows, in my opinion, the hope and hopelessness of the Phillies organization. You can contrast the youth, health and play of just these two players and get a sense of what is wrong with the front office’s plans. Garcia is 20 and […]

Because They Got Personality

When I started to write this blog today THIS SONG kept playing in my head. It’s an oldie, but a goodie. In the last two weeks, I’ve encountered three Phillies LEGENDS: Dickie Noles, Dallas Green and Dick Allen and had three totally different experiences. Dickie Noles was a relief pitcher with the Phillies, Cubs, Rangers, Indians, […]