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