Say this about Scott Proefrock: he can take a healthy dose of stone-busting.

The Philllies assistant general manager grinned ruefully a few minutes ago when recounting the details of his ill-fated trip down Interstate-75 yesterday.

Proefrock's rental car ran out of gas on the way to the Phillies' game against the Rays in Port Charlotte. Traveling with him? Club president David Montgomery, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. and Jesse Rendell, son of Daily News columnist (and former PA. governor) Ed Rendell.

Usually, AAA is the place where Scott Proefrock options players. Yesterday, it was the place he was forced to call for assistance.

Today, the Phillies presented Proefrock with a Trophy: an empty metal gas can.

The Phillies included the incident in their game notes today:

"Proefrock had enough gas to make the return trip to Clearwater, however, it should be noted that he asked his passengers for toll money as he does not have a Sun Pass."

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