One Week To Go
A week from today, the Phillies will board a Delta charter flight after their game and head back north. Pirates will be at Citizens Bank Park for On Deck Series games April 2-3.
Current camp number is 34 players, nine above the opening day limit. Ruben had his weekly conference call this morning with his pro scouts that are scattered around Florida and Arizona. Always looking for ways to improve the club.
Notes: Minor leaguers here for the Astros game this afternoon are four right-handed pitchers, Jason Anderson, Justin DeFratus, Chris Kissock and Eryk McConnell . . . Internet broadcast today, WPHT tomorrow and Saturday; Comcast SportsNet and WPHT on Sunday . . . Bus leaves Bright House at 3:15 p.m. tomorrow for the 7:05 night game in Tampa against the Yankees . . . Saturday, the Twins in Ft. Myers; buses leave at 7:45 a.m. . . . Minor league games at Carpenter Complex on Saturday begin at 10 a.m. Minor league teams break camp on April 4.
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.
Keith Moreland (C, 1978-81)
“My best memory was my teammates with the Phillies. Most of us were signed by the Phillies. We spent time in the minors and came up to the big leagues together. We were part of the family with the Phillies being the parents. Going to spring training was like coming back home. Being a catcher, we spent a lot of hours warming up pitchers. In the bullpen it seemed like you worked from daylight until dark. I remember asking myself, ‘We can’t have any more pitchers that need to throw!’”
(Note: Keith will have his U. of Texas baseball uniform number (3) retired on May 1).
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