FOX TV Tomorrow

September 7, 2007

Tonight’s Lineup
Rollins, ss; Utley, 2b; Burrell, of; Howard, 1b; Rowand, cf; Dobbs, 3b; Werth, rf; Ruiz, c; Durbin, p.

Coin Flip
MLB conducted a coin flip of National League teams this afternoon for potential Division ties and Wild Card ties. 

Basically, a tie involving the Phillies and Mets (Division) or Cubs (wild card) will mean a one-game playoff on Monday, October 1, at Citizens Bank Park.   Other wild card games involving the Phillies will be on the road. 

The Mets scenario is a bit more complicated than a coin flip but we’ll worry about that later.

Latino Legends Award
Larry Rojas, who has been and with the Phillies since 1971, is being presented with the annual Phillies Latino Legends Award before tonight’s game.

While he has never set foot in the major leagues, Larry is a legend when it comes to player development in the Phillies organization.  Overall, he’s been in pro baseball for 46 years.

Along the way, he has coached and managed in the minors, served as a roving infield instructor, field coordinator, special assignment scout, area scout and Director of Instruction/Latin American Scouting.  He is still active in Clearwater as the Latin Liaison/Professional Coverage Scout.

In 1985, Larry underwent a heart transplant and like the Energizer bunny, he keeps going and going.  Larry is an amazing person, very dedicated, very knowledgeable and very tough.  He’s one of the many unsung heroes who spends endless hours behind the scenes.

Attendance Note
With school back in session, there are tickets available for this homestand and all the remaining September games. 

National TV
Tomorrow’s game (3:55 p.m., EDT) will be one of three national telecasts on FOX.  The others: Twins at White Sox and Dodgers at Giants. 

Broadcasters here tomorrow are Matt Devlin, Joe Girardi and Ken Rosenthal.

FOX as the right to change the starting time of Saturday games the final two weeks of the season, depending upon the impact of those games in the races.  The Phillies’ final two Saturdays are against the Nationals.  Stay tuned.

1 Comment

If there’s a one game playoff, it could be in outer space for all I care, I just want to see a playoff berth.

This is a big series and will be very telling if there’s a season to play for, or will we be look to next season.

Larry, What’s the status of Victorino? I know he re-aggrivated his calf, but he hasn’t started in a while.

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