Day Off Today
The Phillies have off today, which is a good thing for them and a good thing for me.
I get to do things like laundry and … and …
Wait, is that all I have planned?
Well, I did write a little, too. I took a look at some of the things we’ve seen so far this spring, including some of the ongoing battles for jobs.
Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino and the rest of Team USA play the New York Yankees today in an exhibition in Tampa. Rollins couldn’t wear No. 11, so he’s wearing No. 1. Victorino couldn’t wear No. 8, so he’s wearing No. 50 (he’s from Hawaii, you know).
Thought I’d pick some interesting tidbits from the rest of the Phillies blog world: We Should Be GM’s looks at the rotations in the NL East. … The Fightins continues its countdown of the best moments in the 2008 regular season. It’s at No. 4. … The 700 Level found a photo of the Phanatic playing chess. Didn’t know he could do that. … Beerleaguer has a picture of J.A. Happ with a full head of hair. … Phillies Nation scored an interview with Cole Hamels. Check back tomorrow for that. … Philliesflow looks at how Brett Myers has been pretty effective against lefthanded hitters over his career.
Nomar Garciaparra is close to a deal with Oakland, which isn’t a surprise. Ruben Amaro Jr. said the other day that there was no chance Garciaparra would be joining the Philllies.