Steve Henderson as both former sluggers attempt to find a pulse from the Phillies aging offense. A few random thoughts upon Joyner joining the Phils:
- I believe this "assistant hitting coach" position is relatively new in baseball, right? I may have made this up, but I thought teams were only permitted to have six coaches in uniform. So does the "assistant" tag mean that Joyner isn't officially a coach?
- I'm assuming Joyner will earn a card within the team's 2013 photo card set, but for now the card featured here is the sole Joyner card in my Phillies collection.
- Joyner will wear #21 with the Phillies. During his best years, from 1985 through 1991, he wore #21 with the California Angels. That number was recently vacated by Greg Gross, the team's former hitting coach.
- Joyner's 1986 rookie cards were like gold back in the day. The 13-year-old kid in me thinks it's awesome that Wally World is coming to Philly.