|Phillies BP pitcher becomes hitting guru|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
CHERRY HILL, N.J. — Tossing batting practice to Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins and the rest of the Philadelphia Phillies has turned into a busy, post-retirement career for Rob Potts.
The 55-year-old former postmaster starts his seventh season as a batting practice pitcher for the Phillies in April. His first year in 2008 ended with a World Series title.
“I’m very blessed to be able to do what I do,” Potts said. “It’s been an unbelievable run. It’s a fun thing to throw batting practice to some of the greatest players in baseball.”
It’s nerve-racking, too.
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