Forgot to post this here yesterday, but the Phillies Winter Tour stop in Lakewood which was supposed to be last night is now Tuesday night, also at Woodlake Country Club.
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. will be joined by Phillies hitting coach Greg Gross and Phillies special assistant Dickie Noles. More guests could be added in the coming days.
Amaro was named General Manager in November of 2008 after serving as Assistant GM for the previous 10 years. A former Phillies batboy, Amaro played with the Phillies and two other teams over a seven-year Major League career. In just two seasons as General Manager, he has traded for All-Stars Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay and Roy Oswalt and then in December brought Lee back to Philadelphia.
Gross, an outfielder, and Noles, a pitcher, were teammates on the 1980 World Champion Phillies.
Gross played for the Phillies from 1979-1988 as part of a 17-year big league career. He was a coach both with the Phillies (2001-2004) and in their minor league system (2005-2010). After two-and-a-half years with Lehigh Valley, Gross was promoted to Phillies hitting coach in July of 2010.
Noles, who pitched four years with the Phillies (1979-1981 and 1990) as part of an 11-year career, will also be at the Winter Tour. He is a member of both th National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors and the New Jersey Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors. He educates Phillies minor leaguers on the dangers of alcohol and other drugs. He has also spoken to thousands of schools.
Here is the full release. You can sign up by calling Amy at 732-901-7000 ext 172.