On Tuesday, shortly after Larry Shenk tweeted out a Happy Birthday to Greg Luzinski — my all-time favorite Phillie — I wondered how close Carlos Ruiz had come to passing him on that list.
Then a couple of other favorites popped into my brain and I realized I could put together a 25-man Boop's All-Time Favorite Phillies team by position. I had 20 guys scribbled on a sheet of paper in 5 minutes and didn't have to think too long to round it out.
No deep criteria, other than players I enjoyed watching (either in person or on tape, film, or grainy highlight reels) or liked the way they carried themselves on and/or off the field. Sure, being good helped, but guys that weren't here long (Coste, Giles) whom I found myself rooting hard for, also made it.
There are probably a handful of players I would have included with more time to think ... But at this point, if I had allowed myself a 26th guy, it would have been Don Money ...