Week in Review
Considering the start, the week turned out OK. Starting pitching hasn’t been sharp yet. Bullpen has been lights out, especially yesterday.
Offense began slowly and picked up. J-Roll isn’t hitting but think of all the fun he will have when he gets hot. We all know what he means when he is hitting, getting on base, stealing bases, smiling. While he hasn’t produced at the plate, he still has the Gold Glove in the field.
Please don’t tell Stairs pinch-hitting is easy. He’s amazing.
Manuel on HBO
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Manuel is the HBO Real Sports/Sports Illustrated profile that will be televised tomorrow (10 EDT).
The show, hosted by Bryant Gumbel, includes interviews with Charlie by SI’s Frank Deford. It was taped in Charlie’s hometown, winter residence and Clearwater.
White House Visit
As everyone knows, the team will be guests of President Obama and VP Biden and their wives tomorrow afternoon at the White House. In addition to the normal traveling party, ownership and VPs are invited.
Never been there and looking forward to seeing the home of the President. Since income tax forms are due Wednesday, wonder if I can give my check (yep, I owe) to the President tomorrow. It will save postage.
Daily Minors Updates
If you haven’t noticed, daily updates of the Phillies four minor league teams are posted on phillies.com. Great way to keep up with the young prospects n the minor leagues.