So Long, Farewell…For Now-Spring Training is over

Spring training is at its end. Today the teams that are going North packed their bags and headed for the airport. Baseball Ross and I got there just in time to see some of our Lakewood BlueClaws friends as they loaded the equipment truck. Meanwhile, the Threshers and Extended Spring Training teams were preparing for […]

More Phillies Minor Leaguers Released-As Of April 2, 2016

Since my last release post, I’ve discovered that four more Phillies minor leaguers have been released. Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, a Cuban, was given $12 million over four years but had only appeared in 5 1/3 major league innings. Cody Forsythe, who played in Clearwater last season was a surprising release. Calvin Rayburn was a bit […]

Scenes From Phillies Minor League Spring Training-March 31, 2016

As minor league training camp is winding down, the mood and tempo is also winding down. The mood is more quiet, more like waiting for it all to be over. I took most of yesterday to try to catch the few players I haven’t seen yet as well as chat with a few of my […]

Phillies Come Back to Win 8-4-Photos from the Game

This has been a tough spring. My foot injury kept me from going to any Phillies games until today, the last game. On the plus side, the ticket was FREE, so there’s that. I have to be honest, I really didn’t feel like I was missing much, I love the minor league teams. Those guys […]

More Phillies Minor Leaguers Released-Including One of Our “Baseball Sons”

This is the part I hate about spring training, the cuts.  It’s especially tough when you know the guys like Baseball Ross and I do. Some of this week’s cuts, come close to home, as we have known some of these guys for years and one is one of our “baseball sons”. The first was […]

Scenes From Phillies Minor League Spring Training-March 28, 2016

It started out as a muggy afternoon and by the time the games were over, it was breezy and starting to sprinkle. I was kept busy by having the majority of my pitcher friends all pitching in the same game. There were two major leaguers, Carlos Ruiz and Charlie Morton on the other field. I […]