Pitchers/Catchers Begin Wednesday

Physicals and individual workouts took most of the day. Tomorrow, pitchers and catchers take to the Mike Schmidt field to officially start spring training, the Phillies 67th in Clearwater. Workout begins at 10 a.m. and is open to the public. Conclusion is around 12:45 p.m., pending the weather. Forecast calls for 50% chance of rain.

Pitchers are divided into four working groups. Daily instructions for each group are posted every morning on a bulletin board in the clubhouse. Once again, the day-by-day camp workout schedule is organized by Rich Dubee.

Full squad begins daily drills on Saturday.

Tomorrow is also the first day individual game tickets for the 2013 season go on sale starting at 8:30 a.m. in person at Citizens Bank Park or via the internet. Modell’s Sporting Goods Home Opener is April 5, 4:05 p.m. It is a historic opener in that it marks the first time the Phillies launch their home schedule against an American League club, the Kansas City Royals.

Tee Time
The entire staff played golf on Tuesday afternoon, an annual event held by Bill Giles. He’s been hosting the golf time and dinner ever since his first spring training with the Phillies in 1970.

The annual team golf outing is set for February 21.

The next day, the Phillies will play an intra-squad game starting at 12 noon at Bright House Field. Gates will open at 10:35 a.m. and there is no admission charge. Fans can sit wherever they wish, except the dugouts or bullpens.

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