Well it’s official as of this afternoon. This year the Phillies will be part of the Glendale Desert Dogs participating in the Arizona Fall League. Other teams making up the Dogs are the White Sox, Astros, Dodgers, and Pirates.
The Dogs will be managed by Bill Haselman, who is currently managing a Dodgers’ minor league affiliate, the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (don’tcha just love these team names?). Don’t know the Phillies prop sects who’ll be on the team yet, but their hitting coach will be Nelson Prada, currently the hitting coach for a Phillies’ minor league affiliate, the Lakewood Blue Claws.
The Glendale Stadium (Cambelback) is a pretty venue for a game, as I blogged about two years ago.