Jamie Moyer (left) and Matt Stairs, the new kids on the block, will be back on Phillies telecasts tomorrow, Tuesday night, Wednesday and Thursday. When’s the last time Stairs was in the lineup three straight games?
Opening Day Countdown
30 days before the Phillies season opener in Texas against the AL West Rangers.
Who wore the uniform the longest for the Phillies? Steve Jeltz, six years (1984-89). Blix Donnelly is second, five years (1946-50) and then Dave Cash, three years (1974-76). Darrell Brandon switched from 32 to 30 after Steve Carlton arrived (1972). Justin DeFratus switched from 79 last season to 30 for this year.
Spring Training Fun Fact
Courtesy of broadandpattison.com:
1889–The Phillies set sail from New York for their spring training site in Jacksonville, FL, becoming the first National League team to train in the Sunshine State.
Karl came through again yesterday, wanting to know if Garry Maddox is in the Phillies Wall of Fame.
Yep, Garry was inducted in 2001. He returns ever year for the Wall of Fame ceremonies.