Found March 29, 2013 on The Phillies Blunt:
A few years ago, before I had a child and could afford to live a more raucous lifestyle, I worked in a well known Philadelphia music studio that had ties to all the Philadelphia sports franchises.  One afternoon we got a call from a member of the Phillies front office, looking to arrange a day of fun at the Martin Guitar factory for the once beloved, now despised, Raul Ibanez.  1 phone call, 2 emails, and a handshake later and it was all arranged; Mr. Ibanez was all set to tour the Martin plant. I’d like to tell you that Raul called me, personally, on my cell and said, “yo KA – I’m off this weekend, lets kick it.”  I’d like to nonchalantly mention that he swung through the hood, we shredded for an hour or so (with J-Roll on the mic & Victorino on drums), before driving out to Martin for the tour, but it didn’t happen that way.  That’s not how it works. Baseball franchises are multi-million dollar businesses that take very good care of their products.  They have teams of people w...
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