Found April 07, 2013 on The Phillies Blunt:
Just when you thought that Philly sports were going to lead us all to the drink, the Phillies come through with a nostalgic win. Nostalgic referring to roughly five years ago. Kevin “Still Needs a Nickname” Frandsen came up in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded and two outs, but forwent the full count of childhood-backyard-dreams, to served a ball into the right field gap. It went for a double in the books and cleared the bases to give the Phillies a 4-3 walk-off win over the Royals. It was a win the tingled the spine and reminded you why you bleed Phillies red to begin with. Here’s what was awesome about the walk-off double by Frandsen: 1.) The Phillies won. 2) The Phillies didn’t lose to the Royals. 3.) The hit was very reminiscent of Jimmy Rollins’ walk-off double in that playoff game where Manny Ramirez was already lathered up with Irish Spring. 4.) It’s Frandsen’s first ever walk-off hit in a career which has ups and downs.   5.) Frandsen’s family was in from California to see it. Here’s what wasn’t awesome about Frandsen’s walk-off: 1.) Tom McCarthy called the play. “Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy,” said McCarthy. Really Tommy boy? Really? He’s a baseball player. I think it if it happened to the Dali Lama that would be a case of a nicer guy, you putz. Do you have to ruin everything with your asinine voice. Worse than that, “Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy” is nothing but a trite cliche that has lost all meaning because dill-weeds like you use it describe baseball plays instead of scraping the recesses of their limitedly used minds for an original thought… What happened? I blacked out there for a second. Hey, speaking of terrible, Domonic Brown. Royals closer, Greg Holland, had come in in the ninth and promptly walked the bases loaded. In the olden days of Phillies baseball (again, read five years ago) we at home, and those at the park, would have known that the Phillies were winning one way or another. But let’s be honest, we weren’t thinking that. The Phillies had the bases loaded with no outs in the ninth, and we were wondering how the Phillies would ruin it. That’s where we are now as a fan base. And then Domonic Brown struck himself on 4 pitches. Much like the original cast of SNL, Domonic ain’t ready for primetime. JMJ then came up and struck on 4 pitches. It wasn’t pretty, but compared to Domo, he really battled up there. (Can we trade Brown? He ain’t doing **** for me.) So it’s two outs, bases still loaded, and in steps Kevin Frandsen cold off the bench, and I’m left wondering what Matt Stairs is up to now. And then Kevin Frandsen totally delivers on a first pitch fastball. And it couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.   SW-Ian Anderson  

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