Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bako In Philly

The Philadelphia Enquirer ran a story by Andy Martino about Lafayette native Paul Bako joining the defending World Champion Philadelphia Phillies. "It was great being home that time of year," said the 36-year-old catcher, who is unaccustomed to seeing his family during the baseball season. But the Phillies signed Bako to a minor-league contract May 18. He spent less than two weeks in extended spring training before reporting to Reading, where he batted .357 in 42 at-bats."The Phillies, who are the world champs, with the players they have . . . it was a no-brainer," he said. More here.

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