Ladies and Gentlemen Your 2017 Clearwater Threshers 

It is a warm night here in Clearwater with a strong breeze coming in off the Gulf of Mexico, a perfect night for the season ticket holder annual introduction to the team party.  You can watch the video HERE. The staff as announced is: Shawn Williams, Manager Aaron Fultz, Pitching Coach Rob Deucy, Hitting Coach […]

Phillies Minor League Team 2016 Rosters Released!

The minor league roster was released today and I have a copy. The copy is at the top of the page. For ease of reading the tiny print, I have transcribed it here (Note Disabled List is at the end): Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs Catchers JP Arencibia Andrew Knapp# Infielders Carlos Alonso Taylor Featherston Ryan […]

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 […]

Phillies Beat Canadian National Jr Team 6-2

When you look at the headline you may be amazed, but the important thing is what the score doesn’t say. Today the Phillies “prospects” team some of whom have just started their 6th professional season and are in their early 20s while the eldest Canadian is only 18. The score doesn’t matter, it’s how hard […]

Scenes from Phillies Minor League Spring Training-March 10

This morning practice was full of more drills. While all these drills make it difficult to write commentary about the activities, it does give me an opportunity to get some great shots.           Derek Campbell narrowly misses a collision with pitcher Victor Arrano.    Elniery Garcia shouts “UP!” during pop-up drills    […]

Scenes from Phillies Minor League Spring Training-March 9

It was another beautiful day here in Clearwater. After a cold and wet winter, this warm dry March is a wonderful change.  The one thing that I’ve noticed that’s different from last year is that the atmosphere is lighter and more positive. You see the players with smiles on their faces and a little more […]

Highlights of the Phillies 4-3 Win Over Japan

This morning it was announced that Phillies Minor leaguers would take on a college team from Japan.    The biggest surprise was how small Japan’s  players were. It’s not to say that they were not good players, they were very strong for their size.  David Buchanan was the starting pitcher.  In the second, Mitch Walding […]