Monthly Archives: March 2017

A Sensational Stassi Story

Hard to believe that it was eleven years ago that Chris Coste, a 33 year-old journeyman ballplayer who had never played in the majors, had a blistering spring but didn’t make the Phillies out of Clearwater.  Brock Stassi, a 27 … Continue reading

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The Bold Pelican & Skittish Heron

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Carpenter Complex

One of Spring Training’s great secrets in Clearwater is the opportunity to see minor league games on the back fields of Carpenter Complex located adjacent to the major league field. You can park your car and stroll right into the … Continue reading

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Pearly’s is Unique to a Beach Town

(Note the surf board table.  Nice place to have a refreshing beverage …)

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Bonsoir Mes Amies

Post-game gulf rays Gateway to nature’s beauty Appearing first as cumulonimbus clouds Chasing beach-goers to cover as they hover in the wind. They’ll dissipate if you give them a chance Bathing onlookers in a radiance as splendid as the naked … Continue reading

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Dallas Day at the Ballpark

After writing about Dallas Green yesterday, I wondered what kind of tribute the Phillies would have at the ballpark today to honor his legacy.  I arrived at Spectrum Field a little bit early just to see if there was any … Continue reading

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Dallas Green, R.I.P.

It was six years ago that I blogged about a touching moment that we shared with Dallas Green.  I was touched again this afternoon when I read of Green’s passing in a beautiful tribute penned by Jim Salisbury. Dallas was … Continue reading

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