Goodbye January, Hello Baseball

The end of January means one thing….spring training is coming next month. Baseball is replacing winter blahs.

Because of the World Baseball Classic, spring training is starting earlier and running longer.

Mark your calendars:
February 11—Ruben, Charlie and the entire staff meets at Carpenter Field.

February 12—Physicals for pitchers and catchers.

February 13—Pitchers and catchers work out for the first time on the four green diamonds at Carpenter Field. Daily practices begin at 10 a.m.

February 15—Physicals for infielders and outfielders.

February 16—First full squad workout.

Just Out
No Surrender, the official 2012 Phillies video yearbook, is now available online on this site and in the Majestic Clubhouse store.
It is written and produced by Dan Stephenson, best known as Video Dan.

The 65-minuite DVD takes an in-depth look at the ups and downs of this pivotal year, as seen through the somewhat cockeyed view of broadcasters Larry Andersen and Scott Franzke.

Over two hours of bonus footage is included.

Alumni Note
Faithful Phillies phan, Dennis Orlandini, has passed on some sad news, Barney Mussill passed away January 27. At age 93, he was the fourth oldest Phillies Alumnus.

Mussill was a left-handed pitcher with the Phillies in 1944, his only experience in the majors. He relieved in 16 games and was 0-1.

Our condolences are extended to his family.

More Alumni “Stuff”
Check out http://www.phillies.com/alumni for news, notes and vintage photos of the Phillies.

In one of the features, you can read all about the Phillies very first game on May 1, 1883.

Coming next month is a look back at the Phillies season of 120 years ago, 1893.

Did You Ever Wonder?

What Phillie Phanatic would look like if he/she was skinny?

1 Comment

The Phillie Phanatic would probably look like a cucumber! Can’t wait for baseball season… winter is killing me!

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