Before baseball returns to the field next month, baseball hits the banquet circuit this month. Here’s a recap:
14—Kennett Square Old-Timers Association banquet, Tommy Greene.
23—Williamsport, Ruben Amaro Jr., Steve Noworyta.
24—Reading, Ruben, Steve, Ryne Sandberg, Tom McCarthy.
25—Lakewood, Ruben, Steve, Charlie Manuel, Mickey Morandini.
25—Hanover Rotary Club Sports Night, Greg Gross.
26—Lehigh Valley, Ryne, Charlie, Scott Proefrock, Steve.
30—Philadelphia Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association, Charlie, Hunter Pence, Ruben. Phillies to receive the Team of the Year Award for 2011.
Charlie is a great banquet speaker, telling some funny stories. One of his great lines, “I was one of 13 kids growing up. I never slept alone until I got married.”