Sports Illustrated Profiles Chooch

SI's Gary Smith shows us the hole card to Philly's four aces showing

This month Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The accompanying profile—written by SI‘s Gary Smith—details Chooch’s childhood in Panama, popularity in the Phils clubhouse and the versatility he demonstrates behind the plate. Fresh off an All-Star Game in which we saw why the team’s aces are so highly regarded, the Scoop is glad to see Chooch getting some much-deserved recognition and can’t wait to break out the Señor Octubre chants in just a few months. [Sports Illustrated]