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Former Phillies’ Skipper Dallas Green Delights Fans at a Delco Senior Home

(Dallas Green signs autographs for greying Phillies fans.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

(Dallas Green signs autographs for greying Phillies fans. Credit: Paul Kurtz)

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By Paul Kurtz

GLEN MILLS, Pa. (CBS) — Former Phillies’ manager Dallas Green visited a senior living facility in Glen Mills (Delaware County) today to help residents get pumped up for the 2013 baseball season.

For about an hour, age took a back seat to springtime and baseball, as  Dallas Green waded into the sea of red at Maris Grove.

The Phillies’ senior advisor to the general manager shook hands, signed autographs, and answered an assortment of questions from the crowd.

One of the first involved Roy Halladay’s own struggle with age.  Green says we should expect “Halladay Light” from now on.

“I don’t see him as a 20-game guy anymore,” Green said.  “If we can get 12 to 15 out of him we’re gonna be very lucky and very fortunate. His stuff has backed off a little bit, but more than his stuff is command.  That arm problem he had last year really took its toll, I think.”

For old-timers like Al Holcombe, Green’s appearance got the juices flowing again.

“This is great to do for the people who are fanatical Phillies fans.  It’s just an amazing ride that we’ve been on for these last seven or eight years — the best era for the Phillies that I’ve  ever remembered,” he said.

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