I know everyone was hoping this would happen and finally, it happened. The Phillies signed pitcher Kris Benson to a minor league deal, and asked him to join the team in Clearwater. Now the signing is all fine and good but the best part about Benson is his semi-famous wife, Anna Benson. She's graced the cover of FHM and Sporting News, and also was on the Howard Stern show. While on the Howard Stern Show she told Howard that if Kris ever cheated her, she would sleep with all his teammates. Damn. In the words of Eric B. and Rakim, she ain't no joke. She's super hot and maybe she'll up our standing as the US's ugliest city. I was listening to the Morning Show on 610, and Keith Jones had a great line. He said, " I'm pulling for Kris Benson to make the team, and I'll be pulling for Anna Benson also." I thought it was funny.
Pitchers and Catchers reported to Clearwater today along with some other players who have already been working out in Clearwater. Pat Burrell and Chase Utley were already in Clearwater training today when Pitchers and Catchers reported, but there was bigger surprise when Ryan Howard showed up. It really shows his class when he shows up a week early even though is in a battle with the front office. It's good to see that the core players are serious about another run this season.