Sellout Streak

Another sellout is in store for the Tigers game today.  Yankees here tomorrow on St. Patrick’s Day and you guessed it, another sellout.  Games are on the MLB Network, MLB.com and in the Philly market, The Comcast Network.

Three minor league pitchers will be in the bullpen today, Tyler Cloyd, Korey Noles and Michael Stutes.  This time of the spring, daily e-mails come from Joe Cynar, the minor league equipment manager, letting us know which minor leaguers will be in uniform for the big league club.

Notes: Alumni first ball tomorrow?  Dallas Green; a green person for St. Paddy’s Day . . . Sports Illustrated photographer Al Tielemans is set up in the multi-media room.  Subject? Roy Halladay . . . Halladay will also be the cover story of the Phillies Magazine, April issue . . . Going into today’s game, Phillies have played in front of four consecutive sell outs.

Stat notes: Halladay’s 14 strikeouts are tops in the Grapefruit League . . . Phillies team ERA (3.67) is the lowest . . . Chase’s on-base percentage (.609) is the best.

Alumni Memories
A daily feature–spring training memories by Phillies Alumni, who were asked three questions:  (1) Memories of their very first spring training; (2) What they liked the most about spring training, and (3) What did they like the least.

Tom Underwood (LHP, 1974-77)
“First spring with the Phillies was 1973 in Clearwater, #54. My roommate was the infamous Bill Nahorodny. What I remember most from the day was Jim Lonborg walking up to me and introducing himself. The best part was putting on the uniform and being a professional baseball player. The least favorite part was all the running. I had no ideas that pitchers ran that much. Being in the big league camp, the meal money was quite a bonus. I was expecting the $5 a day you get in the minors.”

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