It is listed as a road game but with Dunedin’s Florida Auto Exchange Stadium being only three miles away, the pre-game route is the same as a home game.
Position players took BP at Bright House with the others at Ashburn Field. Busses left at 11:30 a.m. Minor Leaguers on the trip include OF Brent Clevlen, OF Derrick Mitchell, INF Miguel Abreu and C John Suomi.
Kyle Kendrick will pitch in a minor league game at Carpenter Complex in the afternoon.
Class A teams are hosting the Yankees, while the AAA and AA teams are in Tampa against the Yankees.
Big League Yankees come to Clearwater on Friday which means the eighth straight Bright House Field sellout.
**After BP, Thome spent time fielding ground balls on the half field from Perlozzo and Sandberg and Howard followed fielding grounders while sitting on a stool.
**Pence is doing a video shoot for EA Sports on Friday.
**Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association will have its annual spring training meeting with the Phillies at 9 a.m. on Friday.
**Mike Missanelli’s 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. show on 97.5 The Fanatic is live from Bright House Field today and Friday.
Where Are They Now?
Paul Hagen’s piece on Doug Glanville is currently at www.phillies.com/alumni.
Vintage photos and features are posted on this section. Alumni News & Notes is another present feature.
Coming soon, Alumni memories of opening day.
Spring Training Memories
“First spring training was 2004 and like all minor leaguers, I stayed at the Econ-O-Lodge. My roomie was Matt Linder and my uniform number was 88. What do I remember about that first day? Nervous, excited, lost and in awe.”