The Phillies realigned their scouting department yesterday. Philadelphia native Howie Freiling — a Northeast High baseball star (“Central mambo …”) — was named a special assignment scout. He joins Hank King, Jim Fregosi Jr., Jerry Lafferty, Roy Tanner and Jon Mercurio in new roles. Del Unser and Dean Jongewaard remain in their pro scout roles.
Some of these names sound familiar, some don’t. For some reason I’m imagining a Phillies boys’ club. These guys all sound like they should be scouts.
Boy, it’s a slow news day.