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Luis Castillo must be taking the scenic route to Phillies camp

Mar 22, 2011, 8:50 AM EDT


First thing this morning the lineup for today’s Phillies-Blue Jays game was posted, listing Luis Castillo as the second batter, playing second base. A few moments ago Castillo was scratched from the lineup because Castillo is not yet at Phillies camp in Clearwater.

Personally, I blame the lack of high speed rail in this country for his inability to make the long and arduous journey between Port St. Lucie — where he likely woke up yesterday morning — and Clearwater, in under 24 hours. Or perhaps his journey was impeded by highwaymen or other wicked and treacherous obstacles between the two towns. Either way, it’s a long 180 miles and to expect a man to travel such great distances in so short a time is to expect the impossible.

Auspicious beginning in red pinstripes, eh?

  1. Jonny 5 - Mar 22, 2011 at 8:58 AM

    He “HAD” nine games to prove himself worthy of a job. It looks like he now has only 8. I don’t know man, I hear some talk that he just doesn’t have it in him anymore, like he’s an overpaid minor league quality player.

  2. kellyb9 - Mar 22, 2011 at 9:12 AM

    If I had 10 days to prove that I belong in the majors, I would have taken an F22 to the clearwater.

  3. BC - Mar 22, 2011 at 9:15 AM

    He’s done. Would not be surprised if he retires.

  4. drunkenhooliganism - Mar 22, 2011 at 9:20 AM

    He’s not as fast as he used to be.

  5. mercyflush - Mar 22, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Jon Heyman kidnapped him so he’d have one more negative Castillo story to write.

  6. BC - Mar 22, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Maybe Pascual Perez is his personal driver?

    • Utley's Hair - Mar 22, 2011 at 10:53 AM

      Wrong Perez—Ollie’s taking him in his new cab.

  7. 3511danny - Mar 22, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Maybe he changed his mind. Yes!

  8. macjacmccoy - Mar 22, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    If I told you to pack up all your crap right now and take it 180 miles away un pack it get situated in a new house/appartment/dorm what ever and be ready by 10 in the morning to physically exert yourself you would have a hard time to. You would be comletely drained after doing all that the day before. This guy pretty much is playing for his career. Showing up today after going through all of that and having a horrible showing bc your tired is alot worse then not playing today and getting yourself ready to give it everything you got tommorrow. I find it comletely reasonable for the guy to take a day to get settled in before he gets involved in such a high stakes contest.

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