March 2009

Tripleheader Event Day

Phillies and Blue Jays are playing a doubleheader, so to speak.  There is a 12 noon “B” game against the Blue Jays at Carpenter Field (Jamie Moyer to start).  The regularly-scheduled game with the Blue Jays is at 1:05 in Dunedin (Carlos Carrasco/J. A. Happ). Staff wants to see Carlos and J. A. against the Blue Jays’ “A” lineup.

We took batting practice at Bright House Field.  Busses for the 3-mile trip to Dunedin left at 11:30 a.m.  “B” gamers took batting practice at Carpenter Field.

Same doubleheader on Friday, 2 p.m. “B” game at Carpenter and 7:05 night game in Dunedin.

World Baseball Classic
USA, one of 16 teams that will compete in the World Baseball Classic, had a 9:15 a.m. meeting this morning at Bright House Field, a team photo at 11:15 a.m. and then a workout at 12:30 p.m.  They will play games the next three days, flying to Toronto after their 12:30 p.m. game against the Phillies on Thursday.

You’ll need a scorecard to tell the players as Jimmy Rollins is wearing #1 and Shane Victorino, #50.  Third base coach Mike Schmidt is wearing his familiar #20.

Team Canada practices in Dunedin today.  Their manager is Ernie Whitt, who will be the Clearwater Threshers manager this season. 

A day off for the entire squad.  Only exception, those needing medial treatments need to have that done between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Phillies host Team Canada at 1:05.  Tickets are available online. 

The World Series Trophy will be on display for fans.  Gates open at 10:35 a.m.

ESPN 950 AM out of Philadelphia will be here for two days. Jody Mac will be doing his show from Frenchy’s Tiki Bar on Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.