And the Award Goes to…

Cole Hamels heads out for workouts Sunday in Clearwater.

All we need now is a red carpet.

In honor of the Academy Awards airing this Sunday, we are sharing our own nominees for outstanding achievements – inspired by baseball and your Phillies.

Best Original Double Play

It’s a beautiful performance that, when done perfectly, can please audiences everywhere – most importantly at Citizens Bank Park and/or any ballpark where the Phils are playing. Turning two can be elusive for some, but not when Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard get into their groove.

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With a flip of the ball, throw and tag – fans give standing ovations to this trio.

Best Athlete in a Lead Off Role

Hitting lead off, and taking a sizable lead to steal bases, is a role Ben Revere was born to play.

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His speed and stamina help make him our pick for star lead off man.

Best Catcher in a Supporting Role 

Carlos Ruiz poses during photo day Wednesday in Clearwater.

Through the years, many men behind the plate have supported and inspired their pitchers to achieve greatness. It’s hard to pick just one from Phillies history so we’ll showcase the great Carlos “Chooch” Ruiz for this post.

Carlos Ruiz comes into the dugout after scoring a run Tuesday in Clearwater.

He’s not a bad guy to have at the plate either.

Best Animated…Mascot

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He’s played many roles – but best mascot in the universe is one we’ve all seen him in. The Phanatic always delights whether he’s covering fans with popcorn or whammying the opposing pitcher. Side Note: Fans traveling to Clearwater this Spring Training can check out the Phanatic at every Phillies game played at Bright House Field.

Best Walk-up Musical Score

It’s hard to beat Kashmir.

Chase Utley: A two time winner in this post.

Hope you enjoy watching the stars this Sunday, March 2nd – the Phils vs Pirates 1:05 pm game airs on Comcast SportsNet. Oh, and watch the stars at the Oscars too.

#TweetOfTheWeek

Pitcher Kevin Munson gave us some perspective on his first spring training game of 2014.

Baseball is back!

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