Charlie Manuel and **** Dubee have tripleheaders today, so to speak.
Both were on the Bright House Field at 9:30 this morning for extra hitting for Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Geoff Jenkins and Jayson Werth. Dubee threw BP for 20 minutes. Manuel is always stationed behind the batting cage, offering observations.
This afternoon, they went next door to see Cole Hamels and Kris Benson pitch in minor league games. Shane Victorino will get some at-bats at the complex and play tonight.
Then, a bus at 2:45 p.m. leaves for Sarasota where the Phillies and Reds play in a 7:05 night game.
After hitting on the field, Utley and Greg Gross (Lehigh Valley hitting coach) spent time in the batting cages.
Fan voting online for the 2008 Wall of Fame inductee ends tomorrow on phillies.com.
The five highest vote getters from the fan balloting will then be presented to a Special Wall of Fame Selection Committee who will choose the Alumni member to be inducted on Friday, August 8.
Team is back at Bright House Field for a 1:05 game against the Braves. Game can be heard on this website.
WXTU’s Scott Evans will be broadcasting live from the Tiki Barr from 5:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. Scott will get to see the sun rise over the ballpark….rather him than me!
MLB Productions will be here for a special taping with Rollins and Howard.
Favorite TV show growing up? “Price is Right”, Kris Benson.