Monday, March 8, 2010

2004 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites #117 Richie Allen

Despite my disappearance into the coal mines again, the Phillies have been playing Spring Training games since Thursday. Other than Roy Halladay's highly anticipated and exciting debut against the Yankees, there really hasn't been that much going on in camp. And that's a good thing. It's fine with me when the major story coming out of Clearwater is the length of Jayson Werth's beard. The team is off to a 1-3-1 start, which doesn't include their win over Florida State last Wednesday night.

There have been a few nagging injuries (Shane Victorino's shoulder and J.C. Romero's elbow), but nothing earth-shattering. There have been good signs (Halladay and Kyle Kendrick) and bad signs (Jose Contreras was shelled this afternoon by the Yankees). A few questions remain, such as will Kendrick or Jamie Moyer open as the team's 5th starter, but there are no huge holes to fill.

Spring Training has been boring so far, and that's just fine with me. I'd be perfectly fine with 4 more weeks of this kind of boredom.

Happy birthday: Dick Allen was certainly never boring. The former Phillies slugger turned 68-years-young today.

1 comment:

Jim from Downingtown said...

I like this "1965" card better than the original!