Another Chamber of Commerce day in Clearwater and another day of early arrivals. Ryan Howard, Shane Victorino, Placido Polanco, and Wilson Valdez were among the position players who reported ahead of schedule. Everyone is talking about rededicating themselves to the same goal, a season that ends with something special.
Camera’s are everywhere. Tomorrow a crew from Philly Magazine will be in camp. They will do a photo shoot with Cliff Lee and Ruben Amaro Jr. The magazine’s April issue will be devoted to the Phillies. It will include a feature on Ruben and also be devoted to our great fans.
From the first day of camp Dallas Green has been met with well wishers expressing their condolences on the tragic passing of his granddaughter Christina Green. This morning the Phillies Senior Adviser to the General Manager made himself available to the media and was eloquent in his remarks.
Daily News Live continues broadcasting live from Bright House Field on Comcast SportsNet. Tonight’s guests include David Montgomery, Rich Dubee and Chase Utley. Air time each day through Friday is 5 p.m.
Today’s menu of video feeds for phillies.com includes Polanco and Charlie.
Individual tickets go on sale Wednesday morning . . . First day of the full squad workout is Saturday . . . Photo day for the media is Tuesday . . . First game is February 24 against Florida State.
(Scott Palmer contributed to today’s blog).