Game On

Weather forecasters are calling for light, spotty showers/sprinkles in the next couple of hours with heavier stuff potentially coming later tonight.

Gates will open on time for the 7:05 game.  Phillies lineup remains the same as yesterday.

The field was covered so both teams took batting practice in the indoor cages. Earlier, the Phillies autographed dozens of items that will be used by community relations throughout the year and for the Phillies ALS Phestival on May 21. 

Charlie Manuel had his normal 4 o’clock press briefing in the dugout.  Pat Burrell walked through the group and chipred, "First to third, baby", referring to his journey during last night’s win.

Jamie Moyer has a routine of long tossing the day after his start.  He and Rich Dubee did that also at 4 in the afternoon.


Yes, thanks go out to the fans who voted online for the Phillies Wall of Fame during spring training.  The fans narrowed the 15-Almuni list to five finalists. In alphabetical order, the finalists are: Darren Daulton (c), Lenny Dykstra (OF), John Kruk (1B), the late Gene Mauch (MGR) and the late John Vukovich (CH).

Currently, 15 members of a Special Wall of Fame Selection Committee are casting their vote for the 2007 winner that will be inducted on Friday night, August 10.  That panel consists of Phillies executives, members of the media and a couple of baseball historians.  Stay tuned.

Thanks to the fans for their efforts in raising $10,000 for the Jackie Robinson Foundation.  The Phillies’ Community Relations Department conducted a silent auction of autographed baseball memorabilia as part of the Robinson tribute on Monday night.  The total was just over $10,000.

Thanks to the Dollar Dog fans.  You’ve gulped down over 163,000 Hatfield hot dogs over the first three such promotions this year. 

Thanks to Charlie Manuel for not panicking when others did.

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