A FAN’S VIEW…..Phils put on long-ball show

A FAN’S VIEW…..Phils put on long-ball show By Steve Potter Those on the travel roster left for Lakeland at 8:45 a.m. The rest of the players worked out. At the Complex, Jared Eickhoff, Nick Pivetta, Cole Irvin and Vince Velasquez threw bullpens. Victor Arano threw a live BP. There was batting practice in the stadium for the position players. Early day for most everyone who stayed back. We made the trip to…

February 24, 2019

Phillies Positional Preview – Corner Infielders (Carlos Santana Edition)

Gabe Kapler, looking for a little show of leadership in the Phils clubhouse, asked newcomer Carlos Santana to talk with the squad about the potential he sees at the corner infield spots for the year. The following is a transcript of his remarks. “I want to thank Gabe for asking me to do this today. I’ve played with some fine infielders in my day, and on paper, I see that…

March 8, 2018

The Phillies Are Suspiciously Watchable Right Now

For what it’s worth, which may not be a whole lot, the Phillies are having a damn good spring. After topping the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday afternoon by a score of 5-2, the Phillies secured an 11-4-2 record. Their winning percentage of .733 is good for third place in the Grapefruit League as of this moment. Naturally, that rank means about as much as the Jumbo Screen bobblehead races…

March 17, 2016

Hendu Flu Rips Through Phillies Camp

Steve Henderson is probably not the most popular guy in Clearwater, Florida right now. There’s an outbreak in camp and manager Pete Mackanin did not hesitate to throw his hitting coach under the bus. “It’s been going around for a while. It started with Steve Henderson. We’re calling it the Hendu flu,” said Mackanin. After book-ending a seven run second inning with a pair of strikeouts, Ryan Howard exited last…

March 10, 2016

Spring Training baseball seems so much better

Embed from Getty Images The Phillies and the Blue Jays left it at a tie yesterday, 4-4 You have to wonder if Spring Training baseball is the way baseball was meant to be. What do I mean by that, you are wondering. Take the fan interaction with the players, it’s so personal. Here are all the heroes of the baseball diamond and suddenly they’re not in these big hulking stadiums…

March 3, 2016