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Cruise Videos, Natural Disasters & Other News

I almost forgot to show everyone my favorite photo from the cruise!  It is me, wearing Ryan Madson’s World Series ring :O)  Ryan was amazing on the cruise; friendly, shaking hands with everyone and chatting away like we were all old buddies.  And he gets extra bonus points for this:3B MISC (2).jpg

If anyone missed my slideshows or Photo Albums from the trip, check out THIS entry for all that fun as well :O)

And now for the video!  The first one is the player introductions from the first day of the cruise, an appearance by the Phanatic and part of movie day, which had a few hitches.  They could not get the movie to play (Phillies 09 Yearbook), so Tom Burgoyne, friend of the Phanatic, took the stage, more than once, to entertain the crowd during the delay:

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The next 2 videos are the Q & A session where Greg Luzinski, JC Romero, Shane Victorino, Ryan Madson and Tom/Phanatic answered questions from the fans:

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And finally, this video is the Farewell cocktail party and dinner.  The players and a few of the wives each spoke to the fans during the party and the dinner consisted of a waiter parade, “rally towels,” “Let’s go Phillies!” chant and the singing of “Take me out to the Ballgame.”

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And for those who have been following the earthquake in Haiti, you may be interested to know that right before the quake, our cruise ship was sailing from Grand Turk to Puerto Rico, right past the island, on the eastern most side closer to the Dominican Republic.  DR is the east side of the same island that Haiti is on.  That night, the sea was a bit rough, which may have been an indicator of what was about to hit the area.

In a related story, Jimmy Rollins and his fiancée are currently on the island of Grand Cayman, where an earthquake hit this morning.  They had to evacuate their hotel for a short time but Rollins texted the Phillies to say they were ok and that the wedding, scheduled for 4pm on Saturday, is still on.  If you ask me, there were far too many Phillies far too close to natural disasters this week.

I would like to send my best wishes to Jimmy and Johari; may their wedding go off without a hitch…or an earthquake ;o)  On a more serious note, my thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Haiti.  This terrible tragedy reminds us all that we need to take better care of our planet and all the people in it.  If anyone is able to donate to the cause, please visit UNICEF for details.

One final note regarding Phillies arbitration; Chad Durbin signed a one-year, $2.125 million contract, ensuring he will avoid the hearing next month.  No word yet on whether deals were done with the other 3 eligible players, Shane Victorino, Joe Blanton and Carlos Ruiz.

And if anyone from the former Duck Pond fan group is reading, you will happy to know that your favorite player is back.  Brandon Duckworth signed a minor league deal to bring him back to the Phillies organization.  They also signed Jason Standridge and Nate Bump to similar deals; none of the 3 will be invited to Spring Training, but do not let that stop you from quacking with delight :O)

Photos / Video by Jenn

 

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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

 

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Phillies Cruise 2010 Update #3

It is day 6 of the Phillies Phantastic Voyage and we are sailing around the Caribbean on our way to the Bahamas.  Yesterday, after a sunny day on the island of St. Thomas, the Phillies group engaged in a trivia competition.  Here are a few of the questions we were asked…see how many you can answer!  I will post the answers at the end of this entry.

1.     How many times in his Phillies career did Steve Carlton strike out 300 batters or more in a single season?

2.     What 3 team names have the current Phillies team gone by?

3.     Which Phillies pitcher struck out 300 batters or more in a season, 2 seasons in a row?

Today the Phillies held the autograph session for the fans.  Shane Victorino, Greg Luzinski, Tom Burgoyne (Phanatic’s friend), Ryan Madson, Scott Palmer (broadcaster) and JC Romero all signed:

At the end of the autograph line, a few of the AAA reps, Holland America staff and JC’s wife Erin got in line to get autographs for themselves.  When Erin Romero reached JC who was at the end of the autograph line, she handed her husband several items to sign.  In the photos below, you will see her handing him a head shot to sign.  After that, he leans forward to sign HER instead.  Her reaction is in the photo below:JC and Erin

JC & Erin are not only the cutest couple, they are super nice and lots of fun.  We have all been blessed to have them aboard with us :o)

And here are a few photos of what I have been up to besides the baseball stuff.  The photo to the left is the rainforest in Puerto Rico (El Yunque); then you will see a close-up shot of an iguana and a photo of me and two others preparing to scuba dive in St. Thomas:Cruisesights

That is all for now!  More photos and video are to come…tomorrow we are in the Bahamas and then Saturday we are heading home.  Talk to you all again soon!

Photos by Jenn

Trivia Answers

1 – One

2 – Phillies, Blue Jays, Quakers

3 – Curt Schilling

Phillies Cruise 2010 Update #2

As the Phillies Phantastic Voyage continues, we are currently on our way to San Juan, Puerto Rico.  On Sunday, each Phillies fan was treated to a photo session and Q&A with the players.  Everyone had a group photo taken and then individuals with each person which included JC Romero, Ryan Madson, Shane Victorino, Greg Luzinski, Scott Palmer (broadcaster) and the Friend of the Phanatic, Tom Burgoyne.

Here are some photos of the guys getting ready for photos:


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After the pictures were done, everyone sat down for a question and answer session.  Some of the questions people asked were a bit surprising.  For instance, one person asked Shane why he had a tendency to swing at the first pitch.  Ryan Madson interjected some humor by saying Shane was stepping to the plate already down with an 0-2 count ;o)  Ryan later gave his opinions on how umpires should be “sent to the minors” just like players when they perform badly.  Funny stuff…

I will post video of the Q&A and a few other events once I get home.  For now, here are some photos of the Q&A session.  The one with the jersey in mid-air is my favorite.  They were raffling off a Victorino jersey and JC was not so impressed; he tossed the jersey on the floor behind him!

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Yesterday, we all gathered for a screening of the Phillies 2009 Video Yearbook.  Due to a technical issue with the ships DVD player, there were a few breaks in the action.  Tom Burgoyne was gracious enough to hop on stage and entertain the crowd during the pauses.  He even performed the Phanatic belly roll for us, sans costume.  Again, I will post video when I get home.

Later that evening, a bunch of us sat down to watch magician James Cielen perform.  The show was outstanding and included some Phillies fun as well.  JC, Shane and their wives were sitting in the front row when Mr. Cielen brought two toy poodles on stage to help with some of his magic.  At one point, the magician picked up a dog, pointed him at the front row and, I assume using a water pistol, made the dog appear to pee on the JC, Shane and their wives.  Mr. Cielen then ran off the stage and wiped them all off with a silk scarf, although it looked more like he was trying to buff the top of JC’s head.  Everyone had a nice laugh over that.  These guys all have great senses of humor and enjoyed the prank.  In fact, at the end of the show, Shane was the first person out of his seat to give Mr. Cielen a standing ovation.

So today we will land in San Juan and I will go explore the rainforest :O)  Tomorrow night, we will have a Phillies Trivia event and then on Thursday, the players will sign autographs for us.  I will post another update when I get a chance. 

Photos by Jenn

Holiday Sale 2009

The Phillies held their annual Holiday Sale this weekend at the ballpark and as usual, it was an interesting event.  Phillies Charities holds the event each year, selling game-used merchandise, autographed items, left over programs and books, photos, etc…  Although, this year was not nearly as crowded as last year because of the World Series loss. 

This means less money for Phillies Charities, which is sad.  In fact, the people selling many of the charity items were actually haggling to get rid of merchandise.  A Scott Eyre signed jersey marked $125 went for $100 after the buyer decided $125 was too much and decided to walk away.  Now that is something I have never seen in all the years I have attended.  But plenty of other items raked in big bucks, like game used bats, balls, street banners and empty Champagne bottles from the playoff celebrations.

I picked out a locker name plate grab bag for $30 and wound up with Carlos Ruiz, Miguel Cairo and Mick Billmeyer (bullpen coach).  The Ruiz plate was worth the $30, so I was happy with that.  I have also been working on a collection of signed 2008 World Series balls and am trying to get every player on the team.  But some players who have gone, like So Taguchi, may be impossible to get now.  So I decided to try to buy a Taguchi signed regular ball, which they had a box of there, but by the time I got up front in the line, they were sold out.  Yes folks, an entire box of Taguchi signed balls, gone.  Did everyone else have the same idea I had or are there just huge numbers of Taguchi fans out there that I do not know about?  I can tell you, he was not popular here in Philly at all, so I thought that was a bit weird.  Maybe because they were only $5 people didn’t care who signed it ;o)

While there were not any players there, everyone did have a chance to meet with broadcasters Tom McCarthy and Chris Wheeler, who was signing his new book, “View From the Booth.”  I think Dickie Noles was there too, but I did not see him.  And Milt Thompson was scheduled to sign copies of a hitting DVD he put out later that day.  I ran into Tom in the clubhouse store and chatted with him for a while, then got my book signed by Chris.  Here I am below with Wheels, plus a shot of a Holiday tree and Phanta Claus, who was entertaining the kids:

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It was a dreary day outside, which may have kept some shoppers home.  Rain, slush and snow also dampened the Philadelphia Santa Claus parade, which made its way around the ballpark with fire engines, sirens and bright lights, although the only people silly enough to be outside were those of us waiting in line to get into the Holiday Sale.  Not sure if the Phillies tree lighting went off as planned as I cut out early, but here is a photo of the tree taken from inside the Hall of Fame club:

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I also walked around the concourse a bit to see what the off-season ballpark looked like.  Turns out, they wrap the mobile concession stands with giant tubes of Saran Wrap.  This is either to protect them from the elements, or the stands have been put on some weird plastic wrap weight-loss plan:cling film.jpg

Maybe they can shrink the prices while they are at it?  Just a thought ;o) 

So, did anyone else go to the sale?  What did you think about it?  Feel free to comment below :O)

A Cub Clubbing

Yesterday, it was Fish Fry with a 3-game sweep of the Marlins in Miami.  Tonight, it was a cub clubbing in Philly.  Perhaps Animal Control needs to issue a citation to the Phillies for animal cruelty?  On second thought, nah…

To continue their assault on nature, the Phillies uprooted Ted Lilly of the Cubs and put 9 runs on the board during Lilly’s short 4 innings of work.  Utley destroys Lilly Cubs.jpgThe delicate flower was no match for the bashing of the Phillies’ bats; especially that of Raul Ibanez who plucked Lilly’s petals with a 3 run homer in the 1st inning.  And that homer came with two outs and two strikes on Ibanez after Ryan Howard failed to score any runners by striking out in the previous at-bat.  Just when it looked like Lilly may live to bloom another day, Ibanez went in for the kill.

The offense did not end there: Carlos Ruiz joined in later and nailed a 2 run homer and had 3 RBI in the game; Shane Victorino went 2 for 4 and in the 8th, Howard made up for a few bad at-bats with a solo home run.  Chase Utley was 1 for3 and also had an RBI in the game.

Rodrigo Lopez finally got another start after leaving early in his last outing with a sore shoulder.  Looks like the shoulder is doing well; Lopez got through 6 innings and allowed just one run.  Chad Durbin was handed the ball next and given an opportunity for a save by going the final 3 innings.  Durbin did the job and notched the Phillies 9th win in row!

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Jack Nicholson
attended the game tonight and sat behind home plate wearing a Yankees hat.  The Phanatic tried to convert him to a Philly-Phaithful by doing his best Joker impersonation, but the hat remained.  So here is a little help from Photo Shop to convert Mr. Nicholson:

Happ-enings

How about JA Happ?  This kid is making a case for Rookie of the Year, without a doubt.  He notched his 7th win yesterday in the 5-0 win over the Marlins and his ERA is now 2.68 with no losses recorded.  Happ has allowed only 6 runs in his last 5 starts.  And last night, Pedro Feliz did his best to lose the game for Happ by committing 2 official errors and had one other ball fly off his glove that should have been, but was not counted as an error.  Feliz helped load the bases at one point, on what should have been an easy double play ball, but Happ never rattled and pitched out of the jam.  His command and above all, his poise on the mound, make it hard to believe he is a rookie.  Happ has the ultimate poker face; you never know what he is thinking or feeling.

And that composure is exactly why the Phillies would be insane to trade him, even for the likes of Roy Halladay, as has been rumored.  Happ has pitched as well as Halladay since being promoted to the starting rotation.  I agree with going after Halladay, but not if the trade involves Happ.  And so this is my plea to the Phillies as the trade deadline draws closer…please, please, please – KEEP JA HAPP!  It would be a monumental mistake to let him go.  Mark my words.

Utley Photo by Jenn

 

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Wolf Devours Phils; Baseball 101 For Women

Since the game against our old pal Randy Wolf and the Dodgers was awful, let’s begin today with something fun!  Here is a recap of the Baseball 101 event for women held before the game yesterday:

P5133337 Werth.jpgThis now twice annual event included a behind the scenes tour, coaching from the Phillies staff, many guest speakers and an appearance by Jayson Werth.  Werth walked into the room and you would have thought it was Tom Cruise, judging from the reaction.  Women screamed and flash bulbs popped.  Werth talked openly to the group of 140 female fans and was surprisingly comical.  He talked about stealing home in Tuesday nights’ win over the Dodgers (turns out, it was all his idea and the 3rd base coach had no clue what was happening); Werth also gave us an overview of what it is like to travel as a Major League player, how he felt at the World Series parade, his baseball heritage and what it means to play as a team.  He was very impressive.

We also heard from Phillies broadcaster, Chris Wheeler, who walked us though his embarrassment of the strange dance he did behind Harry Kalas as he called the World Series win.  Wheels said he had no idea that he had actually looked that nuts until an hour and half later when he saw the replay.  Mitch Williams was also exceptionally informative, and very, very funny.  Williams should be a stand-up comic.  He had the room almost in tears as he discussed how we have not lived until we’ve seen John Kruk naked, how he (Williams) does not wear pants during his broadcasts and a variety of other topics.  And Larry Andersen, another former player and current broadcaster, was equally entertaining with his tales of Kalas and honest expressions of dislike for umpires.

Below, you will see Williams, Andersen and a very surreal moment as well; Tom Burgoyne, friend of the Phanatic, with the Phanatic!  A true “out of body” experience :O)

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At one point, all the women broke into teams and travelled around the stadium, with stops in the bullpen, the batting cages and on the field to run the bases and work on throwing and fielding with the Phillies coaching staff.  Sam Perlozzo and Davey Lopes directed us on the field; Milt Thompson and Pete Mackanin let us swing away in the cages; and Rich Dubee and Mick Billmeyer let us throw pitches off the mound in the pen.  They gave us the inside scoop, just like we were real major leaguers.  My favorite coach comment of the day came when I asked what changes we could expect to see when JC Romero returns to the team.  Billmeyer chimed in immediately with, “We will get better!”  Well said :O)

And a first for Baseball 101 was the behind the scenes tour of the player areas:  the clubhouse, their kitchen and even the training room.  I can tell you several things from this experience.  First, Chad Durbin has a sweet tooth and likes crossword puzzles; some players seem to have a shoe fetish; Ryan Howard uses the same baby powder that I do; and doing laundry for the Phillies is a very interesting job!  Here are a few sights from the clubhouse:

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I took tons of photos and was surprised by a few things I saw just “hanging” around.  I heard myself mutter as I peered into lockers, “Is that…(you fill in the blank)???  Oh my, yes it is.”  Use your imagination.  Nothing out of the baseball realm, but still a bit weird to see up close ;O)

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So after the all-day event which began at 8:45am, we sat down to watch the game which started at 7:05pm.  Sleepy, but it was worth it.  We had a good 3 innings and Jamie Moyer looked like he may knock out every Dodger that faced him, but come the 4th inning, the bottom dropped out and it all went downhill from there.  7 runs allowed in only 4 1/3 innings and Moyer still cannot find his 250th win.  However, I think that was the least of his worries last night.  With the struggles in this starting rotation, I would not be surprised to see some changes very soon.  Charlie Manuel has announced that JA Happ will start one of the games of the double-header on Saturday against the Nats; no word on what will happen after that.  Happ may be pitching that day for his chance to win a spot in the rotation.

On again to more pleasant things:  Here is the Photo Album from my day in baseball-land which includes the photos in this post and more.  And don’t forget to tune in to the game this afternoon, which is an early start of 1:05pm to finish the Dodgers series.  Hoping the Phillies can pull out a winning series!

Photos by Jenn

Let The Healing (And The Winning) Begin!

After a highly emotional week with the passing of our beloved Harry Kalas, the Phillies showed signs of recovering today as they pulled out a 5-4 win over the Padres in dramatic fashion.  Raul Ibanez did his version of the “laying on of hands” by smacking a 2-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the 9th inning.  And as payment for this great, selfless act of guru-like healing, Ibanez got a shaving cream pie in the face.  Perhaps he would have preferred a bouquet of flowers?  Actually, I am sure he did not mind too much; the pie to the face is much like a fraternity initiation; after taking Pat Burrell’s spot on the club, he is now officially a member.  Ibanez has won over the fans and more importantly, his teammates.  Still miss ya Pat, but Ibanez is getting the job done.Ibanez walk-off.jpg

Also getting things done around here is Ryan Howard, who had, and seriously, I never imagined writing this….he had an amazing day defensively!  Stop rubbing your eyes; Howard’s glove has arrived!  And not a moment too soon for the grieving Phils who desperately needed a win.  Howard made 3 incredible plays today including a J-Roll-style diving grab and a running catch in foul territory.  Last year, he would not have made those plays.  This year, the missing 20 pounds plus the extra effort spent working on his the fielding has paid off.  Not only that, but his bat is red hot!  Howard went 3 for 4 today, including the hit that set up Ibanez for the walk-off.

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The other hitter to watch this week is Chase Utley; he has now hit a home run in each of the last 3 games, including today’s 2-run shot in the 6th.  Looks like Utley is locked in a ready to do some serious damage….I hope!  Jimmy Rollins had the day off as Eric Bruntlett stood in, but he made one pinch-hit appearance and that would up being a solo shot in the 8th.  It was his first career pinch-hit home run and only his 2nd successful pinch-hit in 14 tries.  Perhaps the wheels are back on for J-Roll?  We shall see…

As for the pitching, JA Happ was the star of the day, coming in on relief for Chan Ho Park and pitching 3 scoreless innings.  Park had another rough outing and lasted just 5 innings, giving away 4 runs on 8 hits and a walk.  Makes you wonder, how many more sub-par outings will the Phillies allow from Park before they stick him in the pen and give the spot to Happ?  Frankly, I felt Happ earned the spot in Spring, but the powers that be figured he would be thrilled to make the club either way, whereas Park made a VERY big deal out of being a starter.  Not wanting to lose Park mentally may have factored into the decision.  Park did perform very well in Spring, but if you look beyond stats, Happ was equal or better and it made more sense from a management standpoint to give the 5th spot to Happ.  So, I am just going to pull a Forrest Gump here and say, “That’s all I have to say about that.”

Today was also a celebration of the Phanatic’s Birthday, which is always a treat for the fans.  This year, many of the Phanatic’s friends joined the party as well a magician, Michael Grandinetti.  The magician did a few tricks with the Phanatic, including making him appear out of nowhere…impressive.  And there was a birthday cake made entirely out of Tastycakes…Mmmmm!  Here are some photos from those events:

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The Phillies conclude their series with the Padres tomorrow night at 7:05pm with the elder, Jamie Moyer on the mound.  In the meantime, enjoy the Photo Album from today’s game.

Photos by Jenn

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Trophy Madness

The World Series Trophy has been making the rounds in the Philadelphia area for months now; you would think the buzz would have died down a little by now.  After stopping by the Concord Mall in Wilmington, DE yesterday, it is clear that
0212091914.jpgall Phillies fans are still reveling in the glory of a World Championship.  The line to see the trophy ran the entire length of the mall.  It was a sea of red; parting the Red Sea, was the Phillie Phanatic.  The green fur flew as the Phanatic wandered through the crowd, hugging excited children and flirting with the moms.  Spring Training is hours away and yet, the party is not over.

I spoke with Phillies radio announcer, Scott Franzke for a little while and we talked about what an exciting time it was for Phillies fans and how we all were looking forward to Spring Training.  I also stopped by a sports store in the mall, Speedzone, and picked up this really awesome Phillies World Series jacket:
Thumbnail image for Jacket.jpg  You can contact Speedzone at speedzone014@aol.com or 302-478-5404 for more information.  The jacket I grabbed was the last one in the store, but they said more are on order and you can contact them for a specific size, from small to 6XL.  So far, this is the most unique jacket I have seen and I had to get it!

15 hours and counting until Phillies pitchers and catchers report.  Are you feeling it?  Peace, Love & Baseball,

Jenn

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Phillies Cruise – Going Home

*Sigh!*  Sad to report that we are all on our way home….some quicker than others.  I will be sitting on the floor of this airport for many, many hours before heading back to Philly.  So, while I am here I thought I would give you all an update on the last few days of the cruise.

We had the autograph session yesterday where everyone participated, even Scott Palmer :O)  Shane looked like he was not feeling well and later, missed the final cocktail party as a result.  He was at dinner so I assume he is doing fine.  Anyway, I got a few World Series balls signed and a whole bunch of my pictures to add to my collection (I have a whole binder full of 5×7 shots that I took and later got them signed).  DSCF0625 Andersen.jpgWe had some very old Halloween masks of Larry Andersen’s face with us which was a promotion way back in 1985 at a game.  I had Larry sign a few of them and then gave him 2 to keep.  Also gave away a few others to some new friends we met on-board.  Everyone got a big kick out of them; Shane even tried one on.  Here is a photo of Larry holding what he called his “twin.”

Later, at the farewell cocktail party, I had a very nice, long conversation with JC Romero’s wife (hi Erin!).  She is just one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.  I told her about my horror at how MLB handled the steroid allegations and she spoke to me about that for a while.  Without revealing too many details, I can say that she and JC feel they have nothing to hide and she even said JC was hoping someone would have asked him about it at the Q&A so he could respond.  We both agreed that she & I were mostly of the opposite mind – I was really hoping no one bothered him about it :O)  But Erin was gracious in speaking with me and I will hold that confidence.  So sorry, no BIG scoop here except to say that JC has done nothing wrong (which I knew anyway).  There is currently a website HERE that gives the detail of the suspension and why it should be lifted.  PLEASE visit the site and sign the petition!  Once you read it, you will see that JC asked permission to take the supplement and was told by both his trainer and MLBPA (players association) that it was ok to take.  They had NO right to do this to him.  Please let your voice be heard!!  Here is one more I found…Petition for JC.  Sign both!

So later at dinner, Larry went around to ALL the tables with Phillies fans and took photos of the people at each table.  I guess he is making a scrapbook of us all…how cute!  And all the fans cheered again at the end of dinner, “Let’s Go Phillies!”  Lots of fun :O)

Well, as promised more photos and video to follow!  I will get to work as soon as I get home.  Feel free to e-mail me anytime or comment below.  Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

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