The autographs through the mail just keep on pouring in. The guys that I send to are from all different spectrum's of Doyerness. I have gotten returns from old school Brooklyn guys Don Zimmer and Carl Erskine. I have also sent out to and got a return from Dodger goats like Tom Niedenfuer. Also, from a dude that is considered a hero like Ron Cey.
My latest return is from an ex-Doyer that is more known for his eye wear than his ability to get base hits. That is an entirely new category. Their aren't too many players that are known more for their glasses than there baseball skills.
While watching this team, I had the joy of laughing at Jose Valentin's mustache, Yhency Brazban's waistline and Jason Grabowski just for being Jason Grabowski. Laughing at this group of misfits that were banded together in 2005 was the only way that I could make it through a dismal season without lighting myself on fire.
Phillips was fun to watch because everything seemed awkward for him on a baseball field. Nothing came easy and natural for him but, he still had a 7 year career. That is impressive.
I also loved hearing jokes about his glasses. The most common one that I heard several times from various people:
"Phillips is wearing glasses but, hits like a blind man"
Thank you, Jason Phillips for the 2005 season and for these two autographs.