Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Apparently Kenny Lofton's injuries and Marlon Byrd's good play in Spring Training are frustrating Manager Charlie Manuel's desire to name Lofton the Phillies starting centerfielder. Understandably Lofton wants to break into the starting lineup, but most people would agree that starting the season with Byrd in center might be the better one, especially if Lofton isn't 100%. (Click here for the story.)
Meanwhile, Jim Thome and Vicente Padilla are getting back into the swing of things. Thome went three-for-four the other day and Padilla is throwing well. Hopefully the team will be intact for April, but it looks like the injury bug is biting again. (Click here for the story.)
Blez over at Athletics Nation got to hang out and interview the A's team for his blog. Check out his entries here. I'd love to see the Phillies to try and reach out to the blogging community in the Philadelphia area. The A's apparently have and the Democratic Party harnessed the power of the new medium and gave bloggers special access to the party convention in Boston in July. Both are forward-thinking decisions by organizations trying to utilize the power of the internet to further their aims. Why won't the Phillies follow suit?
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