For the players, today was a day off. Those needing medical attention were asked to be here between 10 this morning and 1 in the afternoon.
At 1, Shane was still in the clubhouse; Burrell and Dobbs, were playing cards. Jamie Moyer, who has his daily routine, was dressed in shorts and a sweatshirt. He went out on the field and threw the ball against a concrete wall in right field.
Charlie and Dubee were in their respective offices. At some point over the next couple of days, the Phillies scouts who have been following the Dodgers will meet with Charlie and his staff.
The Phillies will work out tomorrow afternoon and both clubs will do the same on Wednesday. Sorry, but the workouts are open to the media only.
Mike Boekholder (head groundskeeper) will be painting new NLCS logos on the Citizens Bank Park field in the next couple of days. New banners will be installed on the light standards around Citizens Bank Park and in center city Philly in a couple of days.
The city is alive with Phillies fever.
Hall of Fame pitcher Robin Roberts offers his viewpoint on yesterday’s big win:
“Great job by the whole team. Blanton was sharp, the best I have seen him pitch. The relief pitching was solid again.
“Interesting that the Brewers decided to walk Howard to pitch to Pat, who came through big time. The next time Pat came to bat, the Brewers replaced a pitcher who had struck out two hitters in a row to pitch to Pat. He did it again. The modern approach to managing and pitching changes is sure cut and dried. Sometimes it does not work.
“The next series with the Dodgers should be a dandy. Both teams are playing well and both teams’ starting pitching is good shape.
“Congratulations to Charlie, his staff and the players. This has been an exciting year for Phillies fans. Can’t wait until Thursday.”