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And, spring training games have finally begun…

As the Phils play their first official spring training game, an exhibition game with Florida State, which started at around 1:05 pm ET. According to MLB.com, the Phils have taken a 4-0 lead against FSU, scoring all of their runs in the first inning, as they bat in the bottom of the six.

And, spring training games have finally begun…

As the Phils play their first official spring training game, an exhibition game with Florida State, which started at around 1:05 pm ET. According to MLB.com, the Phils have taken a 4-0 lead against FSU, scoring all of their runs in the first inning, as they bat in the bottom of the six.

Domonic Brown and Jonathan Singleton are among MLB.com’s Top 50 Prospects.

Yesterday, MLB.com announced who they consider to be Major League Baseball’s top 50 prospects. Among the fifty were two players in the Phillies’ farm system: Dom Brown, who came in at number 4 and Jonathan Singleton, who came in at 30.

Dom Brown, who is expected to join the team during spring training, to serve as part of a platoon in right field with Ben Francisco, to replace the just departed Jayson Werth, spent part of 2010 playing the outfield for both Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He batted .327, with an on-base percentage of .391 and a .589 slugging percentage, in 389 at-bats, as he hit 22 2Bs, 4 3Bs, 20 HRs and 68 RBIs for the two farm teams, before joining the major league ballclub during the summer after Shane Victorino got hurt. With limited playing time, as he stay with the ballclub through the playoffs, he batted .210 with 3 2Bs, 2 HRs and 13 RBIs in 62 at-bats, showing at the same time both his potential and his rawness. The Phils sent him to the Dominican Winter League to give him the at-bats he did not get while riding the bench during the last two months of the regular season, but he was sent home after struggling at the plate. So, he will be out to prove himself during spring training, to prove that he deserves to be with the big league ballclub.

Jonathan Singleton, who landed at number 30, spent the year playing for Class-A Lakewood, playing first base, as he went .290/.393/.479, hitting 25 2Bs, 2 3Bs, 14 HRs and 77 RBIs. As he shows potential, Singleton is being converted into an outfielder, as the Phils last season signed Ryan Howard to a five-year, $125-million contracts, which will start in 2012, meaning that he likely will not be able to join the ballclub playing that position. If he is able to show that he can play the outfield, Singleton should have a much better chance getting into the big league, hopefully as a Phil.

The Latest Leaders List has been uploaded and…

…for the entire regular season, from April 4 to October 4, this blog finished 48th out of the top 60. This is very interesting since the blog disappeared when MLBlogs’ Latest Leaders Lists went to a montly format. I’m guessing that folks were still following the blog, it just wasn’t being noticed in the new format. Oh well, guess I’ll never know for sure, folks. Anyway, a very big thank to those who have helped keep this blog in the top fifty, at least for the present regular season.

Now, here’s the top sixty fan blogs, as listed at MLBlogs.com. Give them all a look, okay, folks:

FANS
1. Confessions of a She-Fan
2. The Happy Youngster…Brew Town’s Ballhawk
3. Red State Blue State
4. Julia’s Rants
5. Rockpile Rant
6. The Future Blog of the Red Sox
7. I Live for This
8. Phillies Phollowers
9. Pick Me Up Some Mets!
10. FutureAngels.com
11. Counting Baseballs
12. Blogging Dodgers and Baseball
13. Rays Renegade
14. THE BOSTON RED SOX BLOG
15. Yankees Chick
16. A Diatribe from a Journalism Student: Baseball Edition
17. Life and Indians Baseball through the Eyes of a Clemson Girl
18. I’m Not A Headline Guy…
19. Unfinished Business
20. The 1 Constant
21. The ‘Burgh Blues
22. Baseball, The Yankees, and Life…
23. LA NACION MEDIAS ROJAS
24. Eat, Sleep, Baseball
25. Hook, Line Drive, & Sinker
26. Plunking Gomez
27. Bruce Markusen’s Cooperstown Confidential
28. Cambios y Curvas
29. The Diamond Diva
30. The NYC Autograph Collector
31. The Pittsburgh Peas
32. King of Cali
33. Live, Eat, and Breathe Yankees
34. A Misplaced Astros Fan
35. Passion & Pride Collide
36. The Watercooler
37. Statistician Magician
38. Flair For The Dramatic
39. Everything Baseball
40. Baseball Cleats & Shoes
41. Rocky Mountain Way…Outside Coors looking in
42. More Cowbell
43. Cook & Son Bats’ Blog
44. sittingstill
45. Cardinal Girl
46. cat loves the dodgers
47. The Yankees Baseball Whisperer
48. Phillies Red Pinstripes
49. The Season Experience
50. Linea de Primera
51. All Baseball All The Time
52. Crzblue’s World
53. Baseball Canadiana
54. The Brewer Nation
55. Twins Limey
56. When it Rains it Pours
57. Hello Halos! My View of the Big A
58. Perennial Pinstriper
59. Made in San Diego
60. Yogi Brewer

The Latest Leaders List is up and…

Phillies Red Pinstripes has landed at 38 among the top 50 fan blogs. Thanks to everyone who has been reading my blog.

Anyway, here is the top 50 fan blogs courtesy of MLB.com. Give them all a visit, won’t you?

FANS
1. The Happy Youngster…Brew Town’s Ballhawk
2. Confessions of a She-Fan
3. Red State Blue State
4. Julia’s Rants
5. The Future Blog of the Red Sox
6. Rockpile Rant
7. Pick Me Up Some Mets!
8. A Diatribe from a Law Student: Baseball Edition
9. Phillies Phollowers
10. Life and Indians Baseball through the Eyes of a Clemson Girl
11. FutureAngels.com
12. Counting Baseballs
13. I Live for This
14. THE BOSTON RED SOX BLOG
15. Rays Renegade
16. Blogging Dodgers and Baseball
17. Unfinished Business
18. I’m Not A Headline Guy…
19. Bruce Markusen’s Cooperstown Confidential
20. Plunking Gomez
21. The 1 Constant
22. The ‘Burgh Blues
23. Eat, Sleep, Baseball
24. The Season Experience
25. Bleeding Pinstripes
26. Yankees Chick
27. A Misplaced Astros Fan
28. The Pittsburgh Peas
29. Flair For The Dramatic
30. LA NACION MEDIAS ROJAS
31. King of Cali
32. Baseball Cleats & Shoes
33. Statistician Magician
34. Rocky Mountain Way…Outside Coors looking in
35. Cambios y Curvas
36. Hook, Line Drive, & Sinker
37. Twins Limey
38. Phillies Red Pinstripes
39. Baseball, The Yankees, and Life…
40. Crops on the Farm
41. The Yankees Baseball Whisperer
42. Random Reds Rants
43. The NYC Autograph Collector
44. Yogi Brewer
45. The Brewer Nation
46. crzblue’s World
47. Fantasy Hardball: a bloop and a blast
48. Mets Go
49. Baseball Canadiana
50. The Diamond Diva

The newest leader boards are up, and…

I have shot all the way up to number 29. Oh my goodness, it’s been a long time since I’d been that high up among the leaders. Once again, I would like to thank everyone who has been reading my blog.

Anyway, here’s the new leader list, as seen on MLBlog.com. Once again, if you can, give everyone on the list a look see.

FAN BLOGS

1. Confessions of a She-Fan
2. Red State Blue State
3. Julia’s Rants
4. Rockpile Rant
5. The Future Blog of the Red Sox
6. The ‘Burgh Blues
7. FutureAngels.com
8. Rays Renegade
9. Baseball Cleats & Shoes
10. Plunking Gomez
11. YANKEEOLOGY
12. Eat, Sleep, Baseball
13. The 1 Constant…Baseball
14. Phillies Phollowers
15. Statistician Magician
16. A Diatribe from a Law Student: Baseball Edition
17. King Yankees
18. (:> Bird Brained
19. Pick Me Up Some Mets!
20. Life and Indians Baseball through the Eyes of a Clemson Girl
21. The Closer
22. King of Cali
23. Rocky Mountain Way…Outside Coors looking in
24. THE BOSTON RED SOX BLOG
25. Baseball, The Yankees, and Life…
26. Bruce Markusen’s Cooperstown Confidential
27. The Yankees Baseball Whisperer
28. I Live for This
29. Phillies Red Pinstripes
30. Baseball Canadiana
31. Unfinished Business
32. Baseball Bats
33. MLB in the eyes of a 13 year old
34. Chris’ Yankee Blog
35. Rangers Lowlights for Cynics
36. Mets’ Main Man
37. Red Sox Faithful
38. Up in Section 360
39. LA NACION MEDIAS ROJAS
40. All Baseball All The Time
41. Flair For The Dramatic
42. The Redbird Media
43. San Diego Wannabes
44. Brett’s Mets
45. crzblue’s World
46. Perfect Pitch
47. A Misplaced Astros Fan
48. Totally Tribe
49. The Season Experience
50. Yankees Chick

Honorable mention: Bringing Diamond Back(s), Baby Paul’s Baseball Blog, Confessions Of A Baseball Fan, District Boy, Cambios y Curvas.

Chase Utley’s quick thinking throw to home plate in Game 5 of the 2008 World Series is voted the 2008 Postseason Moment of the Year by the fans in the This Year in Baseball Awards.

Chase Utley’s faking a throw to first and then throwing home to nail the Rays’ Jason Bartlett for the final out in the top of the seventh inning to keep Game 5 of the World Series tied has been voted the 2008 Postseason Moment of the Year by the fans in MLB.com’s annual This Year in Baseball Awards, receiving 35.6 percent of the votes, beating out fellow Phil Brad Lidge’s striking out Erik Hinske in the top of the ninth to clinch the Phillies winning of the 2008 World Series, 4 games to 1.

Congratulations on winning the fan award, Chase.

Brad ‘Lights Out’ Lidge has been voted Closer of the Year by the fans in MLB.com’s This Year in Baseball Awards.

Lights Out Lidge has been voted the Closer of the Year by the fans at MLB.com’s This Year in Baseball Awards, after going 41 for 41 in save opportunities, and adding seven more saves in the post season, thus going 48 for 48 for the year, before striking out the Rays’ Eric Hinske in the ninth inning for the final out in the fifth and final game of the 2008 World Series won by the Phillies 4 games to 1. Lidge would win the award in a land slide, receiving 44 percent of the votes cast to Mariano Duncan of the Yankees 22.7 percent.

Anyway, congratulations to Brad Lidge, and the Phillies in general, on winning another award, this time by the fans.

Charlie Manuel voted Manager of the Year, Pat Gillick voted Executive of the Year by fans in This Year in Baseball Award Voting.

While finishing second in the National League Manager of the Year voting by the Baseball writers, Charlie Manuel has been voted Manager of the Year by the fans in MLB.com’s This Year in Baseball Award Voting presented by State Farm, as he beat out Joe Maddon of the American League Champion Tampa Bay Rays, getting 36.3 percent of the overall total of 12 million votes cast in all categories. Maddon would receive 20.5 percent of the vote.

Pat Gillick, the recently retired General Manager of the Phillies, who help to develop the team that would win the Phils second World Championship in the team’s 126 years history, has been voted the Executive of the Year by the fans, receiving 31.8 percent of the vote, beating out Boston Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein.

Congratulations, guys. The fans obviously knew who were the best men this year in both categories.

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