I am still in Gregory House-type withdrawal after an off-day yesterday. Sad, I know. But the Phillies will start a 3-game series with the Dodgers tonight, and without Manny Ramirez. Chan Ho Park is going to do his best not to lose his starting job; JA Happ will secretly wish Park screws up (kidding!); Jimmy Rollins will try to remember how to hit a baseball (line drives Jimmy; think line drives…none of this air-ball crap!); Brad Lidge will pray for a save opportunity which have been few and far between so far; Chase Utley will continue his bid for a 4th straight All-Star appearance; and me? I will be screaming at the TV.
Then tomorrow I will attend, for the 4th year in a row, the Phillies Baseball 101 event for women. 100 plus ladies will wander the field, toss a few balls, hit in the cages and even throw a pitch in the bullpen, all under the tutelage of the Phillies coaching staff. It is an all-day and all-night event as we will stay for the 7:05pm game afterwards. And since I will not get home until oh, probably one in the morning, I will post photos and a diary of the day on Thursday once I am conscious.
Mr. Manuel Goes To Washington
In other news, the Phillies have rescheduled their visit with President Obama at the White House for this coming Friday while they are in town to play the Nats. The previous date was cancelled after the passing of our friend, Harry Kalas. Will Obama dare wear a White Sox hat at the meeting? Will the Phanatic frighten the new white house dog? Oh, the drama.
J-Roll has been bumped down to the 5 hole. Hope it helps!
1. Shane Victorino, CF
2. Chase Utley, 2B
3. Jayson Werth, RF
4. Ryan Howard, 1B
5. Jimmy Rollins, SS
6. Raul Ibanez, LF
7. Pedro Feliz, 3B
8. Carlos Ruiz, C
9. Chan Ho Park, P
First pitch is 7:05pm…Go Phillies!
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