The Phillies aren't necessarily big fans of the Rule 5 Draft. They've lost the likes of Derrick Turnbow and Miguel Ascencio to other teams and haven't found any gems of their own since Dave Hollins. Last December, it looked like another young player – Travis Chapman – would be lost for good. Instead, it was just the start of what has been an interesting year for the young infielder, who could wind up getting a close-up view of Citizens Bank Park next April.
October 23, 2003
One of the more remarkable women of the 20th Century was Helen Keller, a woman who understood well what it was like to overcome difficult odds. Among her greatest attributes was her incredible patience and she once coined a poem entitled "The Best We Can" that stated her philosophy well. "Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them, but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight."
September 5, 2003