Busy Media Day

Busy media day today, which is Day 2.

ESPN TV’s Baseball Tonight Grapefruit ExpressTour show is live from Bright House Field today at 3 p.m.  Karl Ravech, John Kruk and Bobby Valentine are here and will be on a set located in the main concourse behind third base.  Chase, Cole and Brad are among the interviews.

Following today’s workout, Halladay will hold a briefing with the media.  It has brought more national media into camp as well as Toronto media from the Blue Jays camp in nearby Dunedin.

Pitchers and catchers did much of the same as Day 1 with groups 3-4 getting in their 15-minute throwing sessions.  The schedule includes PFP.  What is PFP?  I’ll get into that tomorrow.

The position players who are in camp took batting practice at Bright House Field while the pitchers and catchers did their thing at Carpenter Complex.

Kruk, Dave Hollins and Milt Thompson hooked up in conversations behind the batting cage.  Could have taken a mini-1993 team photo.

Alumni Memories
A daily feature is spring training memories by Phillies Alumni, who were asked three questions:  (1) Memories of their very first spring training; (2) What they liked the most about spring training, and (3) What did they like the least.

Darold Knowles (LHP, 1966; CH, 1989-90)
“I was in Thomasville, GA, with the Orioles in 1961.  We lived in a dormitory so I had plenty of roommates.  I remember I was scared to death that first day.  Earl Weaver was a minor league manager with us.  I loved the city, the pine trees and southern beauty of Thomasville.  I had never been out of my home state of Missouri until then.  I had a desire to make it but was uncertain.  It seemed like there was a lot of weight on my shoulders.”

Next post: Saturday.


Phils Phans – go to the Washington Nationals online only individual game ticket pre-sale (http://tr.im/OU3V), buy your tickets to April 5th Opening Day Nationals vs Phillies. And help me boo Roy Halladay! j/k on the Halladay part. But this really is the only way you have 100% guarantee to see Halladay pitch!…the pre-sale ends Feb21 at 11:59PM and I think all you need is a generic password – Insider…Go Phils!

PFP – I know what it is! Pitchers fielding practice – am I right? And I’ve always heard a lot of them don’t like it too much.

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