Summary: Relievers Ryan Madson and Scott Eyre, manager Charlie Manuel, assistant GMs Chuck
Lamar and Scott
Proefrock and director of Minor League operations Steve Noworyta will appear at the Phillies' winter tour stop in Reading on Jan. 22. Harry
Kalas will emcee the sold-out event, which will feature the presence of the Holy Grail of baseball, the World Series trophy.
Beerleaguer: Always a great event to benefit the Reading Phillies Baseballtown Charities. The R-Phils are the best in the biz at what they do and I speak for all Berks Countians in extending our gratitude for having such a great organization in our backyard. Local professor emeritus and noted baseball historian Dr. David Q. Voigt, Ph.D. will also be crowned King of Baseballtown for 2009 this night. I'm looking forward to speaking with Lamar and Proefrock, Proefrock being the one at Ruben Amaro's side when handling contracts. That's obviously a big issue this year. Noworyta usually offers a rough draft of where the prospects are expected to start the season. Many times, a prospect or two make a surprise visit. In 2007, I got some face time with Greg Jacobs. I had an excellent conversation with Ryan Madson before 2007 and look forward to speaking with him again, especially now that he's emerged as a lights-out set-up man.
Man, Madson was good. Close your eyes and picture those flames in the Fox 96 mph overlay. Who's the best? We're the best. Ah yeah.