-The committee over at “The Phield” has alerted me we will be up on Friday against fellow blog “The Good Phight”. Should be a Phight, no doubt about it. TGP garnered 395 votes in the second round.
We here at Phillies Nation are happy to report that we amassed the third most votes in the second round with 558. However, there is still work to be done. Make sure you vote for us on Friday. We’ll let you all know the day of!
-The Toronto Sun is reporting that a few games in June, when the Phillies will be at Rogers Centre to take on the Blue Jays, could be rearranged for the annual G-20 summit. This could include a day-night doubleheader.
It will be Roy Halladay’s first time back in Canada following his December trade to Philly. It’s expected there will be plenty of buzz surrounding his return, but wow, that, plus a huge political forum happening that same weekend? Big stuff up in Toronto from June 25-27.
-This is just a side note, and a Mets one at that. I’m an avid Fantasy Baseballer, as I realize many of you are. When you take part in a league with many Phillies fans, sometimes the value of certain Mets players becomes skewed. Those of you who know the ins and outs of the draft process will understand that getting Jason Bay at 73 overall is a steal.
We’ll have our own fantasy drafts coming up soon here on PhilliesNation.com, so make sure you study. But in ESPN leagues, Bay is going 45th, and I happened to get him nearly 30 spots later. New York hatred on the part of my cohorts? Or will he really struggle at Citi Field? I believe the former.
-Our dear old friend Brett Myers is back today as the Astros visit Clearwater today. Yesterday, the Phils were smacked around by the Braves 8-0, so they’ll have to show a little bit of life against their former teammate.
Yesterday, Charlie Manuel spoke to the media about how much he misses Myers and his presence in the clubhouse. ”I wish him luck, as long as the Phillies whip him,” said Manuel. Spoken like a true Phillie.
Use this thread today for the Spring Training matchup which begins at 1:05 p.m.