Chad Durbin keeps acting like he’s still on Phillies
Updated: February 18, 2011

By Zaki,

Without a contract, an invitation or any sort of media credentials, free agent reliever Chad Durbin reported to Phillies Spring Training anyway and continues to act like he is still part of the team.

Durbin, who was one of the Phillies’ most reliable relievers over the past three seasons, has been showing up to press conferences and asking if anyone wants to throw since the first day of Spring Training.

“At first, we thought he was just stopping by to say what’s up,” said Ryan Madson. “But this is Friday and he’s still here. We’re all pretty freaked out and don’t know what to do, actually.”

The Phillies dealt with a similar situation in 1995 when Gregg Jefferies showed up uninvited to Spring Training and hung around for the next three years.

Zaki is the Chief Rocka and senior writer for

One Response to “Chad Durbin keeps acting like he’s still on Phillies”

  1. Best Phillies Blogs on February 18th, 2011 3:10 pm

    This is hilarious! Brilliant!

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