Gas Can Award
Thursday afternoon produced another sell out but the string of five consecutive record crowds was broken. Braves on Friday should be another sell out. That game will be televised by ESPN.
Offense looked more like slumber than lumber in loss to the Twins on Thursday.. But, it is still spring training. Five more games to go before the On-Deck Series next Tuesday and Wednesday against the Pirates at Citizens Bank Park.
Thursday was a busy media day. Mary Carillo from HBO Real Sports was set up on the half-field for interviews before, during and after the game. Dallas Green was interviewed about his granddaughter’s tragic passing by an ESPN crew for Sportscenter. Marshall Harris and a crew from Comcast SportsNet arrived in Clearwater early in the morning and went right to work. The MLB Baseball Network is in camp today and Friday and Sirius XM Radio was at Bright House Field.
Gas Can Award
Has to go to Assistant GM Scott Proefrock. He was driving some Phillies executives, including David Montgomery, to Wednesday’s game in Port Charlotte. Driving in the left lane of I-75, he ran out of gas.
AAA finally arrived and bailed them out. When they finally arrived in Port Charlotte, the game was half over.
On top of that, he asked his passengers for toll money as he didn’t have an E-Z Pass.
Thursday morning, he presented Montgomery with a gas can for future trips.
Needless to say, Scott spent the day getting ribbed.