CLEARWATER, Fla.--In reporting a story for tomorrow's paper about what the Phils infield is working on this spring, I naturally had a long conversation with infield coach Sam Perlozzo. Perlozzo is always good for shop talk, and generous in sharing specific insights about his players.
I did not know that he was good with nicknames and slogans. Impressed by the boldness and skill of his infielders, Perlozzo is experimenting with a nickname for the group.
"I have a whole thing where I call them the Phearless Phour, with a "'ph'," said Perlozzo, the third base coach who also oversees infield defense. "They don't back down off of any play, so I call them the Phearless Phour."