No, this is not an April Fools joke. Reed Frazier, a Phillies fan who was working as a cameraman at the Mets new home, Citi Field, was told he could either remove his Phillies rain jacket or leave the building. Frazier, told by his boss to wear rain gear, did not see a problem with his jacket.
It wasn’t even a Mets game; it was the stadiums opening game with the Red Storm vs.
It wasn’t even a Mets game; it was the stadiums opening game with the Red Storm vs.Georgetown. Despite pleading his case that the jacket did not affect his job in anyway, he was still asked to leave.
Personally, I think he should sue for discrimination. If they were not going to provide him with a uniform or company rain gear, they had no right to tell him what logo he could and could not have on his jacket. Poor guy. Well, just let the Mets try to tell opposing fans who paid ridiculous prices for a ticket that they cannot come inside. In fact, I’d be happy to go to a Mets-Phillies game at Citi Field, dressed in all Phillies gear, just to see what would happen. But I am not going to pay more than 3x’s the price to see the Phils play in New York as compared with my ticket price in Philly. If anyone else would like to pay for me to go though, that’s fine :O) Just remember hospital bills may factor in… :O)
In other news, RHP Bobby Mosebach has been offered back to the Angels and they decided to take him. That leaves 3 relief pitchers and 2 spots to fill; JA Happ, Jack Taschner and Gary Majewski will battle for those spots. Happ pitched 2 2/3 innings in relief today against the Yankees and did not fair too well; he gave up 3 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks. Happ may have difficulty adjusting to the pen as this is a role he is not used to. Taschner and Majewski each pitched a scoreless inning in yesterday’s rout of the Blue Jays.
I am still crossing my fingers and toes that Gary Sheffield does not land in Philly. There have been rumors about Andruw Jones as well, but again, this guy is also way past his prime. In 2007, Jones hit .222 and far worse in 2008 with an average of .158 as mostly a pinch hitter. The Phillies need a pinch hitter, but not one batting .158. We already have Miguel Cairo who has performed pretty well this Spring and can still play the field; he is also versatile and can play multiple positions. If it were up to me at this point, I would go with Cairo. You still have Matt Stairs for power and Greg Dobbs for, well, just about everything! Chris Coste can be use off the bench too.
But of course, nothing is up to me…Mr. Amaro needs to work it out. Unless he would like a consultant…if so, I am available. Call me ;O)
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