A couple of more recent posted comments……..
**Paul Miller asked for a response to the Nationals’ “Take Back The Park” campaign.
Well, that really is up to the Nationals. Don’t believe I have anything to offer other than Phillies fans are very supportive whereever the team is playing. It just goes to show the passion of Phillies fans.
**Thanks to Phillies historian Dennis Orlandini for reminding everyone that the oldest living Phillie, RHP Freddy Schmidt, turns 96 today (February 9). Among all former big league players, Freddy is the fourth oldest.
Today is also the birth date of another Phillies Alumnus, INF Moon Mullin. He’s 95. Next month, SS Alex Monchak also turns 95.
Then, there’s Edith Houghton, the first female scout to be hired by a major league team. The Phillies hired her in the late 1940s. On February 12, Edith will be celebrating her 100th birthday. We’ll be sending a Phillies jersey (Houghton, 100) as a birthday gift. For more information on Edith, check out the following publication: Phillies: An Extraordinary Tradition.
Special Happy Birthdays to this unique trio.
**Phillies Wall of Fame voting is underway on phillies.com. Fans can vote up until 5 p.m. on March 14. Lenny Dykstra has been removed from the ballot for obvious reasons.
**Congratulations to Alumnus Rheal Cormier on his induction into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. Honor will take place on June 23.
**Phillies radio broadcasts can now be heard on FM, too. WPHT 1210 will be the AM outlet; 94WIP, the new FM outlet. Games can also be heard on MLB.com, including all spring training games.