Monthly Archives: February 2012

“It Does Not Matter How Slow You Go So Long As You Do Not Stop”

The Phillies Front Office is not known for giving non pitchers much of a chance to move up quickly in the organization.   The last position player to break into the starting line up who was signed and developed by … Continue reading

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Five Is For The Cutter

As Tuffy Gosewisch and Joe Blanton walked by, Joe went over the signals he was going to use in pitching live batting practice from the mound on Carlton Field.  Five was for the cutter he told Tuffy.  This was the … Continue reading

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Austin Hyatt Gets The Starting Nod In Spring Training Lid Lifter

Austin Hyatt will be the opening day starter on Wednesday afternoon in the first spring training game of the season against Florida State at Bright House.  The Seminoles are the annual foe to open the Phillies spring training games.  Last … Continue reading

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The Ball Just Jumps Off The Kratz Bat In BP

Always like to get out to the ball park early to watch batting practice.  Sure the BP pitchers throw straight softballs  from about 40ft. away but it can tell you a lot about the hitter.  Over at Ashburn and Schmidt … Continue reading

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Where’s Ruben?

Every time we drive to Florida from up North we go down Route 301 on the way to Clearwater.  We go thru Waldo Florida and we invariably ask  “Where’s Waldo”.  When I go to spring training I usually ask Betsy … Continue reading

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Batting Practice was the Hunter Pence Show this A.M.

It was one of  those perfect spring training late mornings. Just cool enough to debate whether or not you needed a hoodie when you left for the ball park but if you sat in the sun at Bright House, no … Continue reading

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It Was Like The Middle Of Spring Training This Morning

Action all over the place this morning.  The only starters I did not see this morning were Shane Victorino,  Placido Polanco, and Jimmy Rollins.  The pitchers and catchers worked over on the back fields of the Carpenter Complex.   Batting practice … Continue reading

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