If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know of my fascination with the knuckleball. I found it quite unexpectedly, by meeting Frank Viola, III (you can read that story HERE.) Viola, was being tutored by Blue Jays’ pitcher, R. A. Dickey, also a knuckleballer. Living in Dunedin, I had seen Dickey around […]
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 […]
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 […]
You can see my coverage of minor league spring training in pictures… HERE
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, […]
Today I posted my second in a series about Life in Clearwater during Spring Training. You can click HERE to read it!
For those of you who asked, here is the minor league training schedule: