"You can tell there's a special vibe in here," said Ibanez, scanning
the Phillies clubhouse after the workout. "It's a great environment,
everything I expected and more. Coming in here, it feels like one of my
first spring trainings. This is already a great club. Hopefully, I can
bring something to the table and add to it."
And he even handled the question of how he plans on replacing Pat Burrell well:
"Nobody can replace anybody," Ibanez said. "We're all different. But
I'll bring the best version of myself every day that I can. I'll let it
all hang out on the field. You're talking about a great player, and the
things he did in Philadelphia speak for themselves. For me to try to
replace someone like that would be foolish. I just have to be myself."
Jim Salisbury's piece on the newest member of the Phillies is chock-full of juicy lines, like this bit from Cholly on whether Ibanez will have to be replaced late in games with the likes of Eric Bruntlett and his all-ball-stopping-beard.
"Right now, I'd say he'll play all nine innings," Manuel said. "He
starts as a nine-inning guy and we'll go from there. I don't even want
to bring it up. I don't give a damn what people think. I'll see for
Damn right, Cholly. Spring is here and it feels good.
>>Raul Ibanez arrives in Clearwater [Inquirer]
In other Ibanez news, the dude likes his cheesesteaks according to Scott Lauber who gets all bloggy with the below video. Windy in Florida! I bet they don't have these down there.
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About NBC internships
The Eagles lost middle linebacker Jordan Hicks on the second play of Monday night's game against the Redskins.
Hicks suffered an ankle injury and was almost carried off the field without being able to place any weight on his right leg. After getting checked out on the sideline, he was carted into the Eagles' locker room.
After the Eagles originally said Hicks was questionable to return, they ruled him out a little while later.
Hicks was in some clear pain coming off the field. As he waited for the cart, he was consoled by injured safety Chris Maragos, who was lost for the season in Carolina.
Coming into Monday's game, Hicks was listed as questionable with a calf injury. He said he hurt his calf after overcompensating for his injured ankle. On Saturday, when asked if he was 100 percent, Hicks said "who is?"
Hicks played in all 16 games last season but has struggled with injuries dating back to his years in college. He played eight games as a rookie in 2015 before tearing his pec.
Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) was inactive on Monday, so the Eagles are down to Nigel Bradham, Najee Goode and Joe Walker in their base defense.