Monthly Archives: March 2014

Last Night on the Gulf Coast

Went to Dunedin this afternoon and stopped into a store that enveloped the sense in relaxation.  Among its many gifts were two books in the numeral series I hadn’t thumbed through before.  One is 5 and the second is 7. … Continue reading

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Coasting Into The Season

The Phillies website details the improbable story of two players who made the 25 man roster as a regular part of the club to open the season tomorrow: Mario Hollands and Tony Gwynn Jr.  For them the story of Spring … Continue reading

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Extra Innings

Let’s try and hold on to some of the magic of Florida Spring Training as the Phils transition with their two game “On Deck Series” against the Pirates from Pittsburgh tonight and tomorrow prior to the opener in Texas on … Continue reading

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That’s All Folks!

Morning began with the table full of working vacation papers, and afternoon ended with the Mustang Convertible as one of the last cars out of the Bright House season ticket holder lot. In between were a lot of bittersweet moments … Continue reading

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Take Me Out To The Ballgame …

No, that’s not the Phillies starting eight practicing before game time.  That’s the Salvation Army Band warming up before playing the National Anthem.  One guy for whom Salvation did not come is Bobby Abreu, pictured below stretching out before the … Continue reading

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Missing Yu

Love the song.  Even better, from the Phillies standpoint, is the news that they’ll be missing Yu Darvish – The Texas Rangers pitcher who was due to oppose Cliff Lee on Opening Day.  Phils need all the breaks they can … Continue reading

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Done in Dunedin

That’s it.  Phils final appearance this Spring in Dunedin and a two inning gem from surprise non-roster invitee David Buchannan, followed by fellow non-roster invitee Mario Hollands.  Here is Buchannan doing his stretching and progressive long-tossing prior to the game, … Continue reading

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