Early in March, Ryan Madson called into the Preston & Steve radio show on WMMR and gave a very entertaining interview. I managed to snag a clip from that interview; the segment you will hear begins with Madson defending teammate JC Romero for what most have come to see for what it is; a totally bogus and ridiculous 50 game suspension. Madson shares his thoughts on the subject. After that, you will hear a very funny story about how Madson celebrated his World Series victory at a TGI Friday’s in Southern NJ. I am not kidding; apparently, he is there so often, that he even hangs out and plays video games with the staff. You will have to hear it for yourself:
In other news, the Phillies took a pounding today from the Yankees in grapefruit league action; but on the upside, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard went back to back with the long ball in the first inning. Sadly, the scoring ended there.
Carlos Carrasco got some work in; he pitched 5 innings, gave up 6 hits, 4 runs and a walk. Brad Lidge pitched a scoreless inning and looks like he is ready to go, injury free. Poor Scott Eyre had what one might term as an “off” day, surrendering 5 runs in 1 inning, 3 of which came off home runs. It was looking like the inning that may never end for Eyre; he probably couldn’t wait to get out of there. Relax though…it’s only Spring Training! Take 2 and call me in the morning…
Another player who may have been experiencing a somewhat long day was Ronny Paulino. Rumor has it that Paulino is up for grabs and the Phillies will be trying to showcase him to other teams in the next week or so.
As such, Paulino played all 9 innings today. Paulino had 1 hit in today’s game, bringing his average to .194, but that is certainly not a lot of bait to reel in many potential suitors. Regardless, this is good news for Chris Coste who now appears to be a lock for the back-up catching spot. Phillies fans everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief for Coste :O)
The Phillies will travel to Kissimmee, FL tomorrow, right next door to one of the happiest places on earth, to take on the Houston Astros at 1:05pm. If anyone returns wearing Mouse ears, I hope someone will send me a photo. Thank you in advance :O)
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