2010 Phillies Cruise Photo Review

I have arrived home from the Phillies Phantastic Voyage and have sorted through most of my photos.  Joining me on the cruise were 270 Phillies fans, JC & Erin Romero, Shane & Melissa Victorino, Ryan & Sarah Madson, Greg & Jean Luzinski, Scott Palmer, the Phanatic, the friend of the Phanatic, Tom Burgoyne and his wife and Phillies Sales Manager, Scott Nickle and his wife, Jenny.  Everyone had a blast! 

I put together a slide show of some key moments from the trip as well as some island shots.  In addition, there are also Photos Albums which include these photos plus many more.  I put together a Phillies Events album and also an Island Events album, which is non-baseball in nature.  Click on either name to view each album. 

To view the Photo Slideshow CLICK HERE and it will take you to the video.

Also, J-Roll Smurf Jr. decided to hop in my suitcase before I left and joined me on the cruise.  I put together a slideshow of his high seas adventure HERE.
 

As you can see, everyone, even the Smurf, had a great time.  I will be posting video later today or tomorrow in addition to the photo slideshows where you will get to listen to the players talk during the Q&A session and the cocktail parties, plus much more!

A few other notes; while I was away, Scott Eyre announced his retirement.  He will be missed :O(  I wish Scott the best in his future endeavors!

Next up, Brad Lidge had knee surgery…again.  He had some loose bodies and debris removed and is expected to make a full recovery within 2-3 weeks.  No word on whether he will be ready for opening day or not.

This past Friday, four players filed for arbitration; Joe Blanton, Carlos Ruiz, Chad Durbin and Shane Victorino.  Really all this means is they will negotiate their salaries with the team and if no consensus is reached, they will have a hearing to decide the amount next month.  Last year, the Phillies avoided arbitration with all 10 players who filed.

Next I would like to address a question I was asked a few times while I was away in regards to JC Romero and his arm surgery.  JC is recovering well; he looked healthy and happy all week on the cruise.  As for his recovery time, it is too soon to tell.  Until he begins a regular throwing routine to see how the arm reacts, it will be difficult to make any educated guesses.  However, when he had the surgery in October, he was given a 5-6 month recovery window.  This means he likely will not be ready until after the season begins.  But as with most injuries and surgeries, anything is possible.

And finally, if anyone missed my on-board cruise updates, feel free to check those out as well.  Here is Update #1, Update #2 and Update #3.

Photos by Jenn

 

*Read more about the Phillies at my other home page, Phightin’ Phils Phorum in the My Team Rivals network*

 

6 Comments

Jenn – CONGRATS on having the #7 ranked blog for calendar year 2009!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Jenn, I love reading about your cruise!
And congratulations on your place on the leader board!
http://catlovesthedodgers.mlblogs.com

Wow Jenn! Wonderful pictures! Love the Smurf jr.
Congrats on your latest ranking!
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/

Wow thanks for sharing your lovely vacation with the rest of us! It truly makes me want to go on my team’s cruise soon :)

Love the pictures and the slideshows! My mom enjoys it very much also! Thanks for letting us know how to make our own I’ll certainly be making those in the future :)

http://mimi.mlblogs.com

See, this is why MLBloggin’ is awesome… i feel like I was a part of that cruise even though I wasn’t! Thanks for keepin’ us informed, Jenn. That was very cool and I’m glad you’re back safely at home. Bring on spring training!
–Jeff
http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/
http://mtrredstatebluestate.com

Great slide show. I can’t think of anything better than being on a ship with my favorite team. And you’re right about Victorino’s beard. It’s not nearly as bad as the ones on my blog!

- http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

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