You may be asking yourself- Why exactly is today's game considered semi-professional? Well, it's not officially the Phillies Grapefruit League opener (that's not until Saturday against the Yankees), but it is a game against the Florida State Seminoles. Get it: Seminoles...semi-professional. I know- lame! Anyway, most the of the regulars will be facing some peach-fuzzed pimple-faced Noles pitchers, save for J-Roll and Utley. Game time 1:05 at Bright House Networks Field.
C- Carlos Ruiz
1B- Ryan Howard
2B- Pete Orr
3B- Placido Polanco
SS- Wilson Valdez
LF- Raul Ibanez
CF- Shane Victorino
RF- Dominic Brown
DH- Ben Francisco
SP- Drew Naylor
RP- Eddie Bonine, Juan Perez, Michael Stutes, Michael Schwimer, Justin De Fratus and Scott Mathieson
*Chad Durbin remains unemployed and is likely in panic mode while searching for a job. There's a handful of teams interested in him and the Phils are one of them, albeit on a minor league contract.
*With Adam Wainwright's injury the Cardinals are on the prowl for a starting pitcher...enter Joe Blanton. However, Ruben Amaro assured everyone yesterday that Blanton will be starting for Philly in April.
*WSBGMs NCAA Tournament Pick 'Em league is open for registration. It's through Yahoo and the ID # is 8850 and password- phillies. Join now!!!