Morgan on the mound
Because of Thursday’s night game in Ft. Myers, three hours away, today’s schedule was adjusted.
Stretching began at 11:15 a.m. with hitters taking batting practice in the cages starting 15 minutes later. Pitchers did their warm-ups on the half field and infielders worked out there following the pitchers.
Tomorrow is a game in Sarasota against the Orioles. Busses leave at 9 a.m.
Adam Morgan was brought over from the minor league camp today and started against the Orioles. With the Phillies opening the season in Atlanta on April 1, Phillies didn’t want any of their current starters to face the Braves . . . Mitch Williams is in camp today as part of the MLB Network’s 30 Camps in 30 Days. The show will air tonight on the network . . . Phillies are home on Sunday (Red Sox) and in Dunedin on Monday (Blue Jays). Phillies will hit at Bright House Field and bus to Dunedin at 11:30 a.m.
oc will pitch in one of the minor league games tomorrow. Phillies AAA and AA clubs are hosting the Blue Jays. Game times are 11 a.m. . . . Later in the day, a roster meeting will take place. Minor league clubs break camp on March 30 . . . Other minor leagues assigned to this afternoon’s game against the Orioles include four pitchers, Ryan O’Sullivan, Colby Shreve and Steve Inch.
Paint The Town Red
Annual week-long activities get underway tomorrow with a Phillies Charities 5K run that starts and ends on Phillies drive at Citizens Bank Park. Tommy Greene, broadcaster Jim Jackson, the Phanatic and Phillies Ballgirls will be there . . . Sunday, Phillies “Pup Rally”, 1-3 p.m. at the Schuylkill River Park. Fans are asked to dress their dogs in their Phillies finest. Special apkimpearances include the Red Phanatic and Ballgirls. The event is hosted in conjunction with Comcast SportsNet. CNS’s Amy Fadool will be there . . . Monday, Phillies College Trolley Tour will visit area campuses.
Paul Hagen’s Where Are They Now featuring Mickey Morandini is now available on http://www.phillies.com/alumni.
Also on the site is a list of Phillies who have had the most consecutive opening day assignments. Some surprising names are on the position-by-position list. Check it out.
Quote of the Week
When Mary and Jim Bunning left Bright House Field following a Thursday noon ESPN interview, they exited through the Diamond Outfitters Store. Mary paused, “Look Jim. Aren’t these Phanatic dolls cute?” Jim responded, “Careful Mary. You’ll have to buy 44.” Jim was referencing their 35 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.