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Muffin Men Sign Outside Phillies Broadcast Workroom

Sep 16, 2011, 3:16 PM EDT

Hanging on the door to the Phillies Broadcast Workroom is a sign that reads "Muffin Men" in homage to the great Chris Wheeler.

After taking the media elevator up to the press box at Citizens Bank Park this afternoon prior to the game against the Cardinals, I noticed an interesting makeshift sign hanging on the “Broadcast Workroom.”

Yes, that reads “Muffin Men,” obviously referring to the famous nickname for longtime Phillies color commentator Chris Wheeler. You may have heard this mentioned before when Sarge sent it back to “Muffin” in the booth or when Chase Utley got in a “Muff” after a game earlier this season after his inside-the-park home run.

The true origins of the Muffin nickname are unknown, but according to one legend, a fellow member of the Phillies organization once overheard the lady in Wheels’ life refer to him as Muffin way back in the old days, and the Muffin moniker was born.