Sunday, April 23, 2006

Phanatic turns 28; Ryan Howard delivers presents

Today is the Phillie Phanatic’s birthday. It’s cool that the Phanatic is so respected in the league that mascots from across the league came to the game today to help him celebrate, including Lou Seal, Mr. Met, Billy Marlin and the Green Monster. The Zooperstars are in town as well. Roger Clamens just devoured an umpire, probably in retaliation for tossing Chase Utley and Charlie Manuel in the first inning.

Anyway, the Phil’s are currently up 4-2 in the seventh, as Brett Myers put in six strong to follow up last week’s shutout.

And Ryan Howard is a one man wrecking crew. His donger in the bottom of the second was an absolute badonkadonk. It cleared the batter’s eye wall in dead center and went into Ashburn Alley. We’re pretty sure no one has ever hit it over the wall like that at CBP before. 496 feet. Ridiculous.

In his next at bat, he slapped one into the left field seats for donger number five of the year. The marlins appear to have learned their lesson: they intentionally walked him in his third at bat.

Related:
The Phillie Phanatic has a ton of friends [MySpace]
The Phanatic grinds on some grandma [PhiladelphiaWillDo]
Ryan Howards kills baseballs [espen]

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