This and that

**During the first workout day on Thursday as pitchers did their long tossing, 19-year-old Kyle Drabek, the Phillies number 1 pick a year ago and son of Cy Young Award winner Doug Drabek, was paired with 44-year-old Jamie Moyer.  When they were finished, Moyer kidded the kid, “I guess it was like playing catch with your old man.”

**Andrew Beattie is 28-year-old infielder the Phillies in camp.  He was signed as a minor league free agent this winder and has an interesting background.  He was born in Philly, grew up in Clearwater and was the bat boy for the Clearwater Phillies in 1987.

**How times have changed.  When I first came down here 43 years ago, there was little interest in the exhibition games.  We used to carry tickets with us and to give to people.  This spring the Phillies are 13,000 tickets ahead of last year’s pace for games at Bright House Networks Field.

**Following today’s workout, Ryan Howard spent a couple of hours being interviewed and photographed for a cover story in April in Philadelphia Magazine. On Monday, he’ll do the same for Vibe Magazine.  He’s also going to be a cover story in the New York Times Sunday Magazine.

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You have a throwback team with Utley and Howard, how about some the throwback uniform that you should have kept. Gotta go back to the 1950 uniform logo with no names and black spikes. Just use a smaller (ala Ruth & Gehrig)number on the back…Classic! You know the look I mean, or go to Mitchell & Ness’s website for a look at Whitey’s shirt.

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