On to Cooperstown

While the team is finishing up a road trip over the weekend, the World Series Trophy Tour is finishing up a six-month journey.  Idea was to let as many fans as possible see the prized trophy.

Tonight, it is on display at the Wilmington Blue Rocks game.   Friday night, at the Williamsport Crosscutters game and this weekend, in Cooperstown as part of Phillies Weekend at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

The trophy will be on display in the Museum’s Plaque Gallery from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  Saturday’s events include the presentation of a World Series ring to the Hall of Fame, a tradition.  I have that honor. 

Saturday is eight months to the day when we clinched the World Series championship at Citizens Bank Park.  Only fitting that the tour ends in Cooperstown.

Pitching Anybody?
Ruben Amaro Jr. talked about the lack of pitching being available, a commodity we and many other clubs are looking for.

Saw a quote from Milwaukee GM Doug Melvin recently:  “There’s no indication anybody dependable is available right now.”

Nineteen clubs are within six games of postseason play. Trading deadline is July 31.

Minor League Notes
Reading outfielder Michael Taylor’s streak of homering in three straight games ended last night.  The 23-year-old had three hits to boost his season average to .340, third in the Eastern League.

Harrisburg John Stearns: “He just may be the best prospect in the league.”

RHP Kyle Drabek (Team US) LHP Yohan Flande (World Team) will participate in the 11th annual XM All-Star Futures Game in St.Louis the Sunday before the July 14 All-Star Game. 

Next post is Monday for both the blog and twitter.



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