September 01, 2006

Ryan Howard: Stud

Congrats to Philadelphia Phillies 1st baseman Ryan Howard, who last night broke the 26-year old franchise home-run record set by Mike Schmidt. Howard hit #49. Us older Phillies fans know this is indeed quite a feat. And best of all, Howard is most probably steroid-free!

Unfortunately for the Phils, though, they blew a two-run lead in the 9th inning last night against the Washington Nationals, and lost the game in the 10th, 6-5.

Posted by Hube at September 1, 2006 08:17 AM | TrackBack

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He'll haunt my Rotisserie league nightmares for years. In early '05, when Howard was toiling in the minors and blocked at first base by Jim Thome, I traded him to a buddy of mine for the useful but unspectacular Geoff Jenkins of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Seemed like a good gamble at the time... *sigh*!

Posted by: dan at September 1, 2006 10:16 AM

...and, of course, he hits three homers in a single game, which the Phillies nearly manage to lose also.

Posted by: The Unabrewer at September 3, 2006 10:09 PM