Dodger Stadium – Los Angeles, CA
At the Ballpark: There are a few great giveaways during this series. On Tuesday night, all fans will receive a nice looking Dodgers fleece blanket. On Thursday night, all fans will receive a Clayton Kershaw Cy Young Bobblehead. This definitely beats the Rockies Dinger Bobblehead Bunny Gnome, or whatever it was.
Programming Note: The Phillies Room staff and series preview production department is currently away on spring break. As such, these crucial game preview posts are lacking any current won-loss records, pitching probables and Phillies team leaders. We will return to business as usual next week.
|1988 Topps #92 and #149|
Matuszek played just a season in Toronto before finding a home for 2 1/2 more seasons in L.A. with the Dodgers. Along with his 1988 Score card, this card represents Matuszek's final tribute card following his final season in 1987.
I remember Ken Howell coming to the Phillies thinking he was the answer to all the team's problems. He wasn't. Howell spent the first five seasons of his career with the Dodgers before being swapped to the Orioles in December 1988 and then flipped to the Phillies four days later. He arrived with Gordon Dillard from the O's in exchange for outfielder Phil Bradley. Injuries seriously limited Howell's time with the Phillies, as he appeared in just 51 games for the team, going 20-19 with a 3.85 ERA.