Twitter Following Truck Journey
Sixty-one lockers are empty in the Phillies clubhouse at Bright House Field. But, not for long.
The truck which left Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday full of supplies for spring training will be pulling into Bright House Field on Friday morning and then the unloading and unpacking begins for Frank Coppenbarger and his clubhouse crew.
Veterans’ lockers are on the north end of the clubhouse. Non-roster and rookies are at the opposite end.
Truck carries baseballs, bats, gum, sunflower seeds and plenty of other baseball needs. This year, the cargo includes a wedding dress. Yes, that’s not a typo. Check out Todd Zolecki’s story on this website for the details.
Phillies twitter is following the truck’s journey. If you are not following the Phillies on twitter, better get there. Lots of info and photos will be posted during camp.
Starting on Monday, there will be plenty of coverage of spring training. Zolecki will do his usual great job with news and features and writing his Zo Zone blog.
Scott Palmer will be posting video features. Phillies are the best in providing video. This blog resumes Monday-Friday postings. Will include some spring training memories of past and current players. Photographer Miles Kennedy will be posting a lot of digital images.
Phillies.com is your home for spring training.
Jersey Josh posted a question on Tuesday’s blog… when will the radio and TV schedule for spring training be available?
ComcastSportsNet announced its TV schedule yesterday. You can read all about it on this website. CSN’s Daily News Live will be live from Bright House Field next Monday through Friday.
WPHL’s TV schedule and the radio broadcast schedule should be coming along soon. All broadcast dates will be added to the spring training schedule on this website.
Kevin Millwood, who threw the last no-hitter at Veterans Stadium 10 years ago this April, has retired from the game, according to story in the Shelby (NC) Star.
Mandy Housenick in the Allentown Call reports that Brian Schneider is among nine former/current players traveling this week to a U. S. military base in Germany for “Spring Training with the Troops.”
John Kruk is leading a fund-raising campaign to build at softball field at Seacrest school in Naples, FL. The “Baseball & Barbecue” event will take place on Saturday at the Marco Island Marriott. Mike Schmidt and Buck Showalter are joining Kruk. You can register at seacrest.org. A limited number of tickets are available.
Paul Hagen of MLB.com has an interesting “Where Are You Now” feature about Mitch Williams on http://www.phillies.com/alumni. Definitely worth reading.
Two more Alumni have passed away. Edith Hougton, a female scout that worked for the Phillies after WW II, died on Saturday, eight days shy of her 101st birthday. First baseman Ed Glynn who made his debut in the majors with the Phillies in 1949, died this week at age 87. Our deepest sympathy is extended to both families.
A week ago, this blog’s question of the week: What would Phillie Phanatic look like if she/he/it was skinny?
Alicia Barnhart responded: “probably like a cucumber.”
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