Originally written March 27, 2012 on Phillies Nation:
If you missed it on the site recently, I’ve been bringing exclusive updates on cuts from Phillies minor league camp. Among the individuals that Philadelphia was parted ways with over the past week or so was outfielder Brian Gump,  a 26th round draft selection in 2009 out of UC Santa Barbara.I had the opportunity to speak with Brian last week and he agreed to allow a glance inside the process of getting released, his time with the Phillies and other things. Read ahead for that insider content  you can only find right here on PhilliesNation.com .What is the process of getting released like? The process is what the players refer to as “the walk of death”. In the early (morning), when we are all arriving at the complex, there is usually a coach or two waiting outside the front office to pluck players away and send them to the office to sign their release papers and talk with the brass. It is an unsettling feeling for almost all the players as you approach the front and have to w...
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