It is the Spring of my Discontent

To paraphrase Steinbeck (and badly at that), it is the spring of my discontent. I love baseball, I do, but I’m so frustrated with it, so discontent. There’s so many reasons…almost too many to count, but I’ll try. 1. The injury bug bit early, often and viciously. Roman Quinn, Jiwan James, Cole Hamels, Ethan Martin, […]

Final Workout Group Posting

Here it is…

Phillies Minor League Workgroup List-Updated as of 3/10/2014

This morning the updated workgroup listing for the Phillies minor league camp was released:

Rainy Days Always get me Down

It was a stormy day, thunder storm warnings and tornado warnings. Needless to say, Ross and I decided to stay home. It gave me a chance to organize the autographs I’ve collected this spring: I can’t even begin to decipher all the names but I can tell you that the following players are on there, […]

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

For me, it was a pretty darn good day, for the Fighting Phils, not so much. Let’s take this in reverse order: The Ugly: Seeing Kelly Dugan get plunked with the ball during his first plate appearance. It looked like it smarted and with the cold, I’m sure it stung. The Bad: Ethan Martin was […]

Phillies Intra-Squad Game

It was a long day for me. After two hours of sleep (so forgive any errors contained in this post) I drove to Tampa International Airport to pick up a long time Phillies fan, my friend B. We’ve been friends since high school and she’s been planning this for a long time. She left Harrisburg […]