- Did you get your tickets? More than 2.5 million tickets have already been sold for the 2009 Phillies season, which means not too many remain.
I suppose this year I’ll try my hand the old-fashioned way — through picking up deals when friends can’t attend games. Par for the course when you’re world champions.
- The Phillies took a team photo with the World Series trophy yesterday.
Let that be the final reminder of 2008 for the boys on the field. Now time to focus on a repeat.
- David Murphy checks in with Chad Durbin, who is now locked in as a reliever.
To me, Durbin was the single most important piece of the 2008 Phillies. He needs to see less time on the mound, or else the bullpen will be badly exposed and beaten.
- For Chan Ho Park, pitching is life. And he’s making a point to win the fifth starter spot.
I hope Park gives it a good run. But if he doesn’t win the spot, I hope Park realizes his role quickly and doesn’t dwell over what could’ve been. Park will be crucial to the ‘pen’s success.
- Great little piece by Doug Glanville about how difficult it is for players to handle the media, immediate fan reaction and instant opinion.
I’ve raved about Glanville’s writing before, and I continue today. Anytime his name is in the New York Times, it’s a worthy read.