The snow seems to be hitting Reading today, but last night, there was something else that hit Reading — the 2011 Phillies Winter Banquet.
The event, which raises money for Baseballtown Charities, was filled with fans eager to hear about their beloved Phillies. And, thanks to distinguished guests such as Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel, Hall-of-Famer Ryne Sandberg, Phillies Assistant GM Benny Looper, Phillies Assistant GM Scott Proefrock, TV voice Tom McCarthy, and 40-man roster member Matt Rizzotti, fans were able to leave with a great hope for the 2011 season.
As for media, well they flocked to the event as well. There were many stories to be told.
Check out some of the great coverage from last night’s event! Enjoy!
Rich Hofmann, Philly Daily News – http://www.philly.com/dailynews/columnists/rich_hofmann/20110126_Rich_Hofmann__Banquets_a_labor_of_love_for_Phillies__Manuel.html
Rich Scarcella, Reading Eagle – http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=282028
Brian Smith, Reading Eagle – http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=282029
Brian Smith, Reading Eagle, http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=282037
Leroy Boyer, Pottsville Republican Herald – http://republicanherald.com/sports/manuel-no-worries-1.1095624
Mandy Housenick, Morning Call – http://www.mcall.com/sports/baseball/phillies/mc-philliesbanquet-0125-20110125,0,3619316.story
Mandy Housenick, Phillies Files Blog
Dennis Weller, Pottstown Mercury – http://www.pottstownmercury.com/articles/2011/01/25/sports/doc4d3f9e8a77036769391081.txt
Don Scott, Lebanon Daily News – http://www.ldnews.com/sports/ci_17198276