Thursday, July 9, 2009

Vote Today

Today is the last day to vote for a wild-card player in the All-Star Game to be held next week. As a loyal Phillie's fan, I urge you to cast your vote for Shane Victorino, aka "the Flyin' Hawaiian" as the final NL All-Star. If you missed last night's game, Shane drove in a run in the bottom of the ninth for a Phillie win, but that's not all that recommends him as an All-Star. He's a great runner and is hitting over .300 so far this season. He's just an All-Star kind of guy.

I have to admit that last summer when the Phillies first started to show some promise, I thought his name was Shane Victor and "Victorino" was just the nickname Harry Kallas had bestowed on him. I would hear (because the game is always on in our house) in the background, Harry shouting. . ."and that ball is gone. . Victorino chalks up another one." So I was confused for a while why they called him "Victorino" and "the Flyin' Hawaiian." Until Bill set me straight.

Anyway, you can vote for him today here. He deserves it.

1 comment:

Amy said...

I don't understand what any of this means. It's like a foreign language. :)