Nah, I Bet I Could Drive Another 50 Miles On This Tank

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Phillies coaches and front office personnel meet every morning at Bright House Field to discuss players and other happenings in camp.

But this morning they presented a gas can to assistant general manager Scott Proefrock.

Front office officials make every Grapefruit League road game. They typically alternate driving, and Proefrock drove his rental car yesterday to Port Charlotte, which is roughly 1 hour, 40 minutes from Clearwater. He had Phillies president David Montgomery, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., pro scouting director Mike Ondo and Jesse Rendell, the son of former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell, in the car.

Proefrock had been making great time to Port Charlotte … until the car ran out of gas roughly 20 miles from Charlotte Sports Park.

He called AAA for help. The group finally arrived to the game in the fifth inning.

“I’m more than willing to do a PSA for AAA this year,” Proefrock said.

“That was a first,” Amaro said.

The group happily made it back to Clearwater without running out of gas, although the Phillies’ official pregame notes said Proefrock asked for $1 to pay a toll because he does not have Sun Pass.

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4 Comments

What’s Jesse Rendell doing in the car with them?

phan52: was wondering that myself (I know the Gov and David Montgomery are “school/Penn” chums)

Funny story none the less.

“that was a first”, thanks for sharing this, gave me a good chuckle

I know the price of gas is skyrocketing, but you STILL need enough in the tank to get you where you want to go….

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