Maybe Ryan Howard should go to famished countries in Africa during the off season. He could hit baseballs into the troposphere and bring much needed rain to drought laden regions.
No one on Earth can say ‘I told you so’ when it comes to this guy. It’s crazy to think that 2 years ago a large percentage of the fan base wanted to trade this guy when he was slugging 46 minor league home runs between AA and AAA ball for the hopes of acquiring top flight pitching. I’m just as guilty as you are.
As of now, Howard is on track to have a statue created in his honor outside the 1st base entrance at The Ballpark.
Tonight, he looks to eclipse the greatest player of any Phillies generation (no offense to Mariano Duncan) as the single season home run leader. Currently, Howard sits on a measly 48 home runs going into tonight’s action. The Kid has 5 home runs in his last 6 games and is 1 for 2 against projected starter Ramon Ortiz. Coincidentally, Howard’s only hit is a home run against him back on August 19. That night, the Phillies chased Ortiz off the mound after one and two-thirds innings in a 11-2 rout.
News on the home front: Coming up in September, Phillies Nation will be chronicling the day-by-day chase for the Phillies hopes of a playoff berth. We will be going around the league highlighting what pieces need to fall in place for the Phils to either glide into the Wild Card lead or crash land into the off season.