This is what Phillies baseball does these days – willingly make other MLB player’s dreams come true.
As was of course the case when Cincinnati Reds’ outfielder Billy Hamilton successfully stole 2nd base, 3rd base, and home plate in quick succession versus Phillies’ ace, Cole Hamels, during Monday night’s game at Great American Ballpark. All the stolen bases occurred during a Brandon Phillips at-bat in the 2nd inning.
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Wheels, wheels, and even more wheels. Not in the same splendid fashion as The Sandlot legend, but still. Wow.
Here’s the broadcast call from when Hamilton stole home, for your baseball-loving pleasure. Thrown out stealing 25 times? Psshhh not against this abysmal Phils franchise.
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Sure, Hamels gave Hamilton the easy pass to first with a hittable pitch for a single, and again, to home on an errant pitch…but Hamilton’s speed to even get himself in position to put a Reds’ run on the board is commendable, regardless.
As a Phillies fan, on one hand, I love this because it only more-so affirms to RAJ just how low we’ve sunk as a franchise. On the other, I’m asking myself, “How high is the Ben Franklin bridge?”