Kelly Dugan and Jeremy Slayden

The Phillies drafted, and signed, Kelly Dugan with their first pick on Tuesday in the MLB Entry Draft, 75th overall. But Dugan’s story goes a lot deeper than that. Dugan is the son of Dennis Dugan, Hollywood Director, and Kelly signed his contract with Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Salma Hayek, David Spade and Kevin James on hand. They’re currently filming Grown Ups in Boston.

“It has been pretty crazy,” Dugan said. “I really hadn’t received a lot of attention, and then the last month or two of the season, I had maybe 15 to 20 scouts at each game. It was a mad rush at the end.

“I feel like maybe I was one of those people to have popped up late.” Read the full story in the Philadelphia Daily News.

Neat story…Former BlueClaws OF Jeremy Slayden hit a walk-off grand slam last night for Reading in a win over Trenton. From the Reading Eagle

Jeremy Slayden stirred a few ghosts late Thursday night.

He lofted a fly ball to the same part of FirstEnergy Stadium that Carmine Cappuccio did some nine years ago.

And, ironically, he hit it over the head of the same left fielder – Noah Hall, who was patrolling that very same spot for the Harrisburg Senators when Cappuccio’s pinch-hit, walkoff grand slam sent the Reading Phillies to an Eastern League playoff victory.



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