I know it's been a sad existence in Philsville since Scott Graham left the Phillies broadcasting team and no longer promoted Phillies Graham Slam Ice Cream. However, I'm here like an April shower, to sprinkle good news upon you. The Phillie Phanatic is going to be immortalized with his own Turkey Hill flavored ice cream called Phillie Phanatic Double Play (I wonder if this is also inspired by a typical Pedro Feliz at bat.). I'm already a fan of fat-filled creamy goodness (that sounds dirty), so count me in as one of the many supporters of this new flavor.
Almighty April 2nd:
*Happy 45th birthday to one of Corey's favorite Phillies- Pete Incaviglia.
*List of stellar names that made their Phils debut on this day: Benito Santiago, Todd Zeil, and Lee Tinsley (1996), Rex Hudler and Scott Ruffcorn (1997), Mark Portugal (1998), Eddie Oropesa and Jose Mesa (2001), Aaron Rowand (2006), and Wes Helms, Rod Barajas, and Greg Dobbs (2007).
*Wes Helms has the dubious distinction of making his debut on the same day he was released from the organization, with 1 year elapsed between dates. Pie-Guy Tomas Perez was also released on this day in 2006.
*Back in 1992, the Phils weaseled the Houston Astros out of Curt Schilling for mediocre reliever Jason Grimsley, which incidentally ended up being the only thing worthwhile Grimsley did in his career.
*Rudy Seanez was welcomed into the bullpen this day last season.