June 30, 2007, 1 p.m.
This Afternoon’s Lineup
Rollins, ss; Bourn, lf; Utley, 2b; Howard, 1b; Rowand, cf; Victorino, rf; Dobbs, 3b; Ruiz, c; Happ, p.
Doubleheaders are fun when you are on the winning end both times. Splitting is OK. Losing both stinks.
So Friday was a stink day if you are a Phillies fan. It was the ninth doubleheader in Citizens Bank Park history and the first time the pinstripe players lost both.
The good thing about baseball is there’s another day, another game right away. Don’t have to agonize over a loss for a week.
Jimmy Rollins will wear a wireless microphone during this afternoon’s game for FOX. Michael Bourn will announce the Phillies lineup.
Annual team Phillies team photo was taken at 2 this afternoon. All fans will receive a print of the photo on Photo Day, Saturday, July 14, before the 3:55 Cardinals game which is another FOX telecast.
The Phillies now have J. D., J. C. and J. A. on the pitching staff (Durbin, Romero, Happ).
The AL and NL teams will be unveiled tomorrow on the MLB All-Star Game Selection Show Presented by Chevrolet on TBS TV at approximately 4 p.m. (EDT), or immediately after that day’s 1 p.m. Braves/Marlins game.
Each All-Star squad will have eight selected starters, as determined by the fan balloting program, and 23 pitchers and reserves, as determined by a "Player Ballot" and the two All-Star managers, Jim Leyland and Tony La Russa, in conjunction with MLB.
Immediately following the announcement of the rosters, fans will have the opportunity at MLB.com to select the final position player for each league’s 32-man roster. The Monster 2007 All-Star Final Vote will provide fans the opportunity to cast their votes from a list of five players from each league over a four-day period.