Here’s a sampling of David Murphy’s love poem to the 22-year-old outfielder, who went yard twice in yesterday's spring training swan song.
“Yesterday, the soft-spoken, slender package of fast-twitch muscle fiber bid adieu to his first big-league spring training with a dramatic performance that would make the Academy proud. He didn't just homer - he homered twice. He didn't just knock the ball out of the field of play - he knocked it clear out of the stadium. He didn't just cut loose on a fireball from one of the American League's top pitchers - he stopped to admire it, later realizing the sin he had committed in the heat of the moment. ... The final line on Domonic Brown's first major league spring training: 10 hits in 24 at-bats, two doubles, three outfield assists, and two home runs, both of which came yesterday in the Phillies' 6-1 win over the Tigers. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. was the man who clung so tightly to his top prospect throughout negotiations for Roy Halladay, both last summer and this offseason, but it was manager Charlie Manuel who set the stage for Brown to show why.”
Great stuff, Murph. There's no sense in trying to top that. [Link]
Transactions: Reliever B.J. Roseberg will accompany Brown to minor league camp.