Day 2

feb 24 cc sign

Day 2 today follows Day 1 (yep, really). All four fields at Carpenter Complex will be used again.  Sign is mounted on a fence as the players leave their Bright House Field Clubhouse for workouts at Carpenter.

feb 24 fans

Fans lined the bleachers at Carpenter Complex to watch first day of workouts on Schmidt Field.

Elderly to youth.  Yep, Larry Andersen (left) is passing on some pitching knowledge to David Buchanan.

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Drying time for jerseys following Day 1.

feb 24 drying

Off The Fields
Today, video tapings will take place pre- and post-workout in the multi-media room.  Video will be used on Phillies telecasts and PhanaVision . . . “What’s New at Bright House Field” will be revealed for the media in the left field concourse at 1:30.

Tomorrow, is signing day in the multi-media room.  Over 8,000 items (balls, caps, bats) will be signed by the players for the team’s Community Outreach department.  That begins at 8 and continues after the workout . . . Players will also undergo eye exams starting at 8 . . . And, players are also measured for new uniforms by Majestic.  Each player gets two home and two road uniforms.

Phun Fact
Dan Plesac recorded the last out in the history of Veterans Stadium, fanning Atlanta CF Ryan Langerhans in the top of the ninth inning, September 28, 2003. He’s also on record as allowing the fifth and final hit in the career of Larry Andersen, an eighth-inning single to right field, April 18, 1993, at Wrigley Field.

Plesac is in camp as a guest instructor through Friday.  So is LA.  Perhaps we can recreate LA’s historic at-bat off Plesac.  This time it would be in slow motion.

3 Comments

Thanks for the cool photos and interested facts about LA and Dan Plesac!

If I remember correctly, Chase Utley made the last out in Veterans Stadium by grounding into a double play.

Glen, you are correct,

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