Another Day

June 30, 2007, 1 p.m.

This Afternoon’s Lineup
Rollins, ss; Bourn, lf; Utley, 2b; Howard, 1b; Rowand, cf; Victorino, rf; Dobbs, 3b; Ruiz, c; Happ, p.

Double Dip
Doubleheaders are fun when you are on the winning end both times.  Splitting is OK.  Losing both stinks.

So Friday was a stink day if you are a Phillies fan.  It was the ninth doubleheader in Citizens Bank Park history and the first time the pinstripe players lost both.

The good thing about baseball is there’s another day, another game right away.  Don’t have to agonize over a loss for a week.

FOX Telecast
Jimmy Rollins will wear a wireless microphone during this afternoon’s game for FOX.  Michael Bourn will announce the Phillies lineup.

Team Photo
Annual team Phillies team photo was taken at 2 this afternoon.  All fans will receive a print of the photo on Photo Day, Saturday, July 14, before the 3:55 Cardinals game which is another FOX telecast. 

Name Game
The Phillies now have J. D., J. C. and J. A. on the pitching staff (Durbin, Romero, Happ).

All-Star Announcements
The AL and NL teams will be unveiled tomorrow on the MLB All-Star Game Selection Show Presented by Chevrolet on TBS TV at approximately 4 p.m. (EDT), or immediately after that day’s 1 p.m. Braves/Marlins game. 

Each All-Star squad will have eight selected starters, as determined by the fan balloting program, and 23 pitchers and reserves, as determined by a "Player Ballot" and the two All-Star managers, Jim Leyland and Tony La Russa, in conjunction with MLB.

Immediately following the announcement of the rosters, fans will have the opportunity at to select the final position player for each league’s 32-man roster.  The Monster 2007 All-Star Final Vote will provide fans the opportunity to cast their votes from a list of five players from each league over a four-day period.


Greetings Larry Shenk from Duluth, GA!

1964………………does that ring a bell Larry? My father Wayne who is 88 years young is still waiting for a refund for that ticket. What in the name of Ford Frick happened that year??? Actually I still have the ticket and the Silver Press Pin.

I Just wanted to say “hello” and say thanks for allowing me to view a few Philly games in good old Connie Mack Stadium. I was a young boy of 10 when I first met you and never have forgotten our initial meeting during one of those games. Your Dad Lester was my Dad’s boss at the Bethlehem Steel which is no more. I also understand back in the day, you could throw a pretty nasty fastball in the American Legion League.

Both my sons play baseball and love it! Jacob [12] plays on a 12U Travel Team who hit his 4th home run of the year this evening and Teddy[8] is playing in the 7-8 year old Dixie Youth Pee Wee League. Both teams are located in Norcross, GA. This year Jacob’s team is heading to Cooperstown.

I know you stay busy but did want to extend an offer should you ever plan to be in the Atlanta Area, send me an email in advance. You can find me on Linkedin, Facebook or Twitter gman6256 as well.

Best Regards………………Mark W. Gassert
formerly of Lebanon, PA

Hi Larry!

Does 1964 ring a bell? My Dad Wayne sends his regards and wants to know when he gets a refund for that World Series Ticket? FYI, I still have the ticket and the press pin as well. What in the name of Ford Frick happened that year to thos Phillies??? No doubt, 1964 goes down as another baseball mystery.

Send me an email and as you can always reach me on Linkedin, Facebook or Twitter gman6256. Should you ever plan on heading to Atlanta, do let me know in advance.

Best Regards…………………Mark
Mark W. Gassert
formerly of Lebanon, PA

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