For the second straight day, hitters faced live pitchers (as opposed to coaches or pitching machines) during batting practice. That was on the schedule from 11:25 a.m. until 11:50 a.m. Then, coaches took turns throwing BP as Day 9 of spring training was held.
The day also included fundamentals, defensive discussions and the usual conditioning and long tossing programs. Oh, some pitchers got to practice sliding under Perlozo’s instruction. Then again, some pitchers will probably never get a chance to slide in a game.
Same schedule is on tap for Tuesday, 10 a.m. start. Then, the Phillies play Florida State University at 1 p.m. at Bright House Field on Wednesday. Thursday will be a shorter day with the annual golf tournament, a fun event, in the afternoon. Friday will be the final workout day.
The Grapefruit League scheduled starts on Saturday afternoon with the Yankees visiting Clearwater.
**Minor league managers, coaches and instructors report on Tuesday.
**Shane is taping an MLB brand campaign TV/digital spot after today’s workout.
**FOX will have a crew here on Wednesday; ESPN on Friday.
According to the merchandise department at Citizens Bank Park, the Phanatic Beanie overtook the foam finger as the number one souvenir in 2011.
In the sale of jerseys and t-shirts, Lee was # 1, followed by Halladay and Pence.
Spring Training Memories
Dave Hollins (3B, 1990-95; 2002)
“1988 in Yuma, AZ, with the Padres minor league players. We stayed at a Motel 6. Can’t remember my uniform number but my teammate was Andy Skeels, a catcher. Being from Buffalo, this was my first time in the desert. Boy, was it hot.”
For more Alumni memories check out www.phillies.com/alumni.