August 12, 2004
Elizardo Ramirez has had a season that has not gone how he expected. One day, he's at Class A Clearwater, the next, he's a major leaguer. At first, Ramirez' stay in the majors was supposed to be short-lived, but somehow, he stayed there longer than anyone expected. Now, Ramirez is back in the minors and working to return himself to where he was before his prolonged visit to Philadelphia, only this time, he's at a higher level than when he left.
June 30, 2004
Yesterday, the Phillies, OUR Phillies, made a very un-Phillie like move. If you fail to read the transactions section of the paper, you may even miss it. Yet, there it was for all to see…recalled from Class A Clearwater was pitcher Elizardo "The Lizard" Ramirez, he of the easy motion and outstanding control. Add to this the recent call ups of Chase Utley, Geoff Geary and Josh Hancock, and we can rightfully ask, "What is up in Phillieland?" Let's try and read between the lines…
May 24, 2004