True story about R.J. Swindle . . . In desperate need of a good picture of R.J. for his 2008 Chachi card, I spent a good 2 innings taking pictures of him as he warmed up in the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs' bullpen during a game last year. In the end, unhappy with any of my pictures, I settled for this mug shot from the Iron Pigs' website. If R.J. was slightly freaked out by my picture taking, I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize.
R.J. was on the Phillies active roster for 8 days last year, making it into 3 games and compiling a 7.71 ERA. Needless to say, he was not invited back for the World Champion's Ring ceremony a few weeks ago.