The All Star game kicks off tonight, after Howard’s 15 homers weren’t enough to keep him in the running in the final rounds.
But who really cares about that.
During press coverage of the Mid Summer Classic, the game has been the last topic the five Phillies who will be playing tonight are being asked about.
Pitcher Pedro Martinez was scheduled to take a physical as this is written, and, rumored, to be announced as a Phil pending the passage of the physical.
Also on the market is Toronto’s Roy Halladay, who is signed through 2010, but said a trade into the NL is definitely a possibility.
When the Phils All Stars were asked about the possible addition, the common sentiment was ‘I’m good with trying to win now. Let’s make that happen.’