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Barthelemy Finds Success By Being Himself

The movie "Brian's Song" was based on a book called "I Am Third". That title could apply to Ryan Barthelemy, who despite his breakout season in 2004, has Jim Thome and Ryan Howard sitting ahead of him at first base in the Phillies organization. For now though, Barthelemy's focus is on winning and just being himself.

Looking back at the dugout, first baseman Ryan Barthelemy laughingly states "This team's a bunch of characters." Barthelemy, twenty five years old and very athletic in appearance, has just arrived in AA and is already feeling comfortable at Reading and with his teammates. "It's a fun atmosphere to be around." Barthelemy may have played on a team that did not fare well last season (The Clearwater...

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