Saturday, May 26, 2007, 11:55 PM // 0 comments

Phillies Locker Room Tour

Here's an email I received the other day:

My name is Mike Milici, I write for the Phillies over at a baseball website,

I noticed your pics from your locker room tour and I'm going to use them for a post on the site. The first post should be up tomorrow (5/21) where I'll go over the lockers of Howard, Burrell, Myers, Madson & Gordon. On the 23rd, I'll put up the rest. I just wanted to let you know that in tomorrow's post I'm not going to say where I got the pictures from, just because I don't want people to check the other ones out before I put the post up.

The second post, however, I'm going to thank you profusely for taking them and I will also go back into the first post and edit it to thank you.

I just didn't want you to catch wind of the post first and think I wasn't going to credit you, because I will. Sorry if this was hard to understand, it's late.

Mike Milici

Phillies Locker Room Tour: Part 1 of 2

Did you ever wonder what was inside the lockers of your favorite major leaguers?


Cot dammit! If I knew that, I woulda never broke into the The Bank to snap these pictures. I thought you’d be interested in this sorta thing. Oh, well — too late now.

This will be installment #1 of a 2-part series showcasing some of the contents of various Phillies lockers. The blastmaster himself, Ryan Howard is up first. After the jump, check out the lockers of Pat Burrell, Cole Hamels, Brett Myers & Tom Gordon. You’ll also notice that I embedded new teckmology that allows you to zoom in on the photo without saving it to your computer. Enjoy!
Ryan Howard’s locker contains:
  • Phillies cap, 26 bats, a bunch of pairs of Under Armour batting gloves
  • Ryan Howard bobblehead, an unidentified box also found in Brett Myers’s locker
  • These blue things that are also found in Cole Hamels’s locker
  • Houston Astros jersey(?), a few pair of socks, Oakley sunglasses, Adidas spikes
Read the full post…

Phillies Locker Room Tour: Part 2 of 2
In this second and final installment of “Phillies Locker Room Tour,” we’re going to take a peek inside the locker of 5 more Phillies. Part two features the belongings of Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, Aaron Rowand, Ryan Madson and Shane Victorino. In case you missed part one, you can check it out HERE. If not, get ready for more of the same. Oh, and remember that there is a menu tab in the bottom left hand corner of each picture that allows you to zoom in on any part of the picture you want.

Ready? Utley’s up first, the rest after the jump.

A closer look inside Chase Utley’s locker…

Up top: a Chase Utley bobblehead in between 2 Phillies caps

Highest shelf: 12 bats, a pair of socks and a yellow visor that reads:

Good Luck Chase
Love Your #1 Fans
Chases Chicks!!

Middle compartment: Some mail, CD’s, a Pat Burrell #5 promotional giveaway hat, a flashlight — it’s kinda hard to tell what the rest of the stuff is

Bottom shelf: Balled up socks, a bat, a couple of baseballs, 2 gloves, an award of some sort, unopened mail and T-Shirts.

Read the full post…


Friday, May 25, 2007, 11:31 PM // 0 comments

Harry Mose's First 258 Days

My brother, Stephen, cooked this up for Mother's Day to make use of the 5,300 of pictures his wife took of their son, Harry Mose. This is from 02/17 to 05/12/2007.

Part I

Part II

Part III

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 6:47 AM // 0 comments

Megahole 2000: VII

The Carl White, Jr. Invitational

This past Saturday I had the pleasure to golf with three of my oldest friends: Tom Hartman, Brian Dugan, and Steve Murray. I've know these three guys since the first grade and off and on we've been part of each other's lives for 35 years. We've played baseball as kids and then gone to Phillies games as adults. We discovered music together and then saw our bands in concert. We've been in each other's weddings and celebrated the birth of our children. And sadly we've been there to comfort when a loved one has passed.

There's a song by the Who called "How Many Friends" that asks:

How many friends have I really got?
You can count 'em on one hand
How many friends have I really got?
How many friends have I really got?
That love me, that want me, that'll take me as I am?

Well, I can honestly say that Tom Hartman, Brian Dugan, and Steve Murray are three friends I can count on my hand that love me, that want me, that'll take me as I am.

Listen / Download:
The Who - How Many Friends

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Thursday, May 10, 2007, 7:06 AM // 1 comments

Really Old People Singing "My Generation"

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Blink It

Monday, May 07, 2007, 8:58 PM // 0 comments

Remembering Don Altobell - One Year Later

Don AltobellI started my new job today with Harte-Hanks. Harte-Hanks is a global direct and targeted marketing solutions provider. I was hired as a Search Engine Marketing Manager. Its a great position with an respected global and public company. Sadly, my hire date also marks the first anniversary of my father's passing.

I still vividly recall the chain of events one year ago today. Around 6:30am I woke up and immediately looked for my cell phone. Dad had take a turn and we knew it was only a matter of time. When I picked up my phone I noticed that I had a message. I knew before I heard the message that Dad had died.

The night before I took my family, Lisa, Rachel, Michael, and Joe, over to say our goodbye. I saw Dad smile. His smile is how I remember him. Thankfully, I can't remember what he looked like when I raced over to his home after listening to the phone message. I miss Dad's smile.

I miss a lot of things about Dad. I miss how he would laugh so hard he'd cry. I miss how he would tell me how much he loved me. I miss talking to him about baseball and boxing. I miss listing to music with him. What I miss most about Dad on this day - the day I start a my new job - is him asking me "How's your job?" He'd always ask me that question - even when I wasn't working. I know that if he were alive today he ask me "How's your job?".

Listen / Download:
Frank Sinatra - Oh, How I Miss You Tonight

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Paul Altobelli is a veteran Internet, marketing and technology professional with considerable expertise in search engine marketing, web site development, design, implementation and project management. [more]

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