go to MSN.com
Found May 04, 2013 on Next Impulse Sports:

Via Next Impulse Sports:

In a scene right out of a movie, Ryan Howard delivered on a young fan’s request for him to hit a home run. Prior to Friday night's game between the Phillies and the Marlins, Ryan met a young blind fan on the field named A.J., who has Leber’s congential amaurosis. During their meeting A.J. handed Howard a bracelet for him to wear and asked him if he could hit a home run for him. Not only did Howard wear the bracelet throughout the game, but he also roped a solo home run to right field in the second inning. You can check out their meeting as well as Howard’s solo shot in the video above.

The Phillies would go on to beat the Marlins by a score of 4-1.

3 Comments:
  • comment below viewing threshold

    show comment

  • "Homering for a blind kid". Isn't that a bit like singing for a deaf one?
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

CSN Report: Phillies Continue to Puruse Stanton

According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, the Phillies are still at it. They’ve made a few calls to Miami in an attempt to nab Giancarlo Stanton and will continue to pursue the 23-year-old rightfielder. Now, this should come as no surprise. Twenty-nine other teams should be doing the same thing, as he’s clearly the best young power hitter in baseball, when healthy. Ruben Amaro...

Phillies rumors: Will Philadelphia trade Cliff Lee?

If the Philadelphia Phillies fall out of contention in the National League East as the summer approaches, left-handed starting pitcher Cliff Lee could find himself as a prime trade target of teams with playoff aspirations. Beyond Lee, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly notes that the Phillies could also make veterans including Jonathan Papelbon, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Ryan Howard...

Rumors: Phillies' Chase Utley could be a trade chip in July

Not surprising to most, the Phillies may look to start trading some of the players they can get the most value for in return this season.  Some of those players that stand out as trade candidates are the ones with contracts expiring at the end of this season - like Chase Utley.  If Utley can continue performing well, he will make for a nice trade target come July. Anthony Castrovince...

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee calls out teammates

Credit: Tony Dejak/AP Philadelphia Phillies ace Cliff Lee if fed up, and he’s not taking it anymore.  The Phillies are one of the more disappointing teams in baseball thus far, sitting at 13-16 and only ahead of 4 teams in the National League (Cubs, Padres, Mets, and Marlins, who they defeated today).  For a veteran team that has won a World Series within the last 5 years, it’s...

Philadelphia Phillies: 2013 ERA for the MLB 5 at game 30

Most staffs have mixed results from replacements for healing starters, but the Philadelphia Phillies with Jonathan Pettibone have been fortunate so far. How have the top west coast teams fared with temporary arms in their rotation? TAL’S HANDY STATS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I will publish the 2013 ERA for both the NL East and the MLB 5 periodically. The number of games played...

Jimmy Rollins - on legacy and leading off

Jimmy Rollins is a legacy player for the Philadelphia Phillies. In a game where few stars play at a premium position such as shortstop and play it as well as he has, Rollins has had a great thirteen seasons. Baseball-reference.com has given him a total of 41.8 WAR for his career. Fangraphs.com has given him 44.8 WAR. So both agree that Rollins has been a terrific player in his career...

Marlins drop second straight to Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) --Ryan Howard and Domonic Brown hit solo homers to back Kyle Kendrick and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 7-2 Thursday night. Kendrick (3-1) allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings to earn his ninth straight win against the Marlins, dating to May 28, 2010. Justin Ruggiano hit a solo shot for Miami. Alex Sanabia (2-4) gave up four runs ...

Former Phillies Pitcher, MLB Network Analyst Mitch Williams Wants Rich Dubee Fired

Rich Dubee (left) with mustache-less former Phillies star Mike Schmidt. Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee has been with the Phillies since Charlie Manuel took the helm as manager in 2005. From Terry Adams to Mike Adams Dubee has led the Phillies pitching staff. During his tenture the Phillies have won...

Halladay to have tests on shoulder

Roy Halladay has discomfort in his right shoulder and the struggling Philadelphia Phillies pitcher is headed to Los Angeles for tests. Halladay was roughed up Sunday by the Miami Marlins in a 14-2 defeat, his second poor outing in a row. After the game, the two-time Cy Young Award winner acknowledged he has been pitching with a sore shoulder. He said he will be examined this week...

Halladay Admits The Truth

(via MLB) After allowing 9 runs in just two innings, the Phillies ace has finally come clean. Roy Halladay told the media about his shoulder discomfort after the loss on Sunday. “I woke up, didn't really think anything of it, just regular soreness, it just kind of progressed over the last two weeks or so. It's right shoulder discomfort. I’m going to have it looked at...

Phillies Look To Give Pettibone Another Win Against Marlins In Game Two

Last night was an imrovement from the series from Hell in Cleveland. Kyle Kendrick was yet again solid in a seven-inning bout against the Marlins. KK registered his second win of the year last night as he allowed two earned on seven hits while striking out five. Bringing his ERA...

Solano hits a homer, Marlins lose three in a row

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- JJonathan Pettibone pitched neatly into the seventh, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Domonic Brown hit solo homers and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 4-1 Friday night. Pettibone (2-0) allowed one run and five hits in 6 1-3 innings in his third start filling in for injured lefty John Lannan. Donovan Solano hit a solo homer for the Marlins, who...

Notes From The Phillies’ 7-2 Win Over Miami

Read more...)

Fernandez dominant to beat Phillies for first win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jose Fernandez pitched one-hit ball and struck out nine in seven dominant innings, leading the Miami Marlins over the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 Saturday night for his first win in the majors. Marcell Ozuna hit his first career homer and Chris Valaika connected for the first time in three years to stop Cole Hamels (1-4). The 20-year-old Fernandez (1-2) allowed...

Cole Hamels takes the mound for third game vs. Miami

The Phillies try for their third straight win Saturday as they send Cole Hamels to the mound against Jose Fernandez and the struggling Miami Marlins. Hamels (1-3, 4.78 ERA) will get a rematch with Fernandez a few weeks after tossing six innings of one-run ball with five strikeouts in a...
Phillies News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

NFL suspends Aldon Smith for nine games

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has reportedly been suspended for the first nine games of the 2014 season by the National Football League. A suspension of this magnitude has long been expected and it will impact San Francisco’s early-season success a great deal.  49ers Aldon Smith suspended 9 games. Full NFL statement here: pic.twitter.com/cvZfABog45 — Randall Liu...
Via Sportsnaut
3 hours ago

Eli Manning does reddit AMA, says he likes Bud Light, 'N Sync

There’s an ongoing debate as to whether New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is an elite quarterback. What’s becoming harder and harder to argue, however, is that the younger Manning QB has a great sense of humor. The Giants signal-caller showcased his unique personality Friday afternoon when he took some time out of his presumably busy schedule to take some questions on Reddit...
Via NESN.com
4 hours ago

Tony Stewart: Kevin Ward Jr.'s death will 'affect my life forever'

HAMPTON, Ga. — Speaking quietly and with a trembling voice, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said Friday that the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will “affect my life forever” as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York three weeks ago. “I’ve taken the last couple of weeks off out of respect...
Via NESN.com
5 hours ago

Jerome Simpson reportedly suspended three games

In a move that was suspected earlier this month, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended three games by the NFL. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the news on Friday, which was speculated to have happened when Simpson missed practice earlier this month. Vikings WR Jerome Simpson is being suspended 3 games, per […]
Via Full Scale Sports
8 hours ago

Bo Pelini: Marijuana use is ‘out of control’ in society

Bo Pelini spoke at the annual Big Red Breakfast on Friday morning and provided more than just his thoughts on the upcoming season. According to Rich Kaipust of the Omaha World-Herald, the Nebraska coach somehow went off on a tangent about weed. His basic message was that drugs are very, very bad, mmkay. “It is […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago

Athletics play game under protest over controversial call

This is utterly ridiculous in every possible way. Umpire Greg Gibson may have even misunderstood the rules here in order to help the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-3 win over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday evening. A win that gave them a two-game lead in the division.  Without getting too much into MLB’s Oxford-sized rulebook, check out the video below. Your browser does not support...
Via Sportsnaut
11 hours ago

Pettine on Manziel seeing Week 1 action: Something we'll discuss

After both Brian Hoyer  and rookie Johnny Manziel impressed during the Browns' 33-13 victory over the Bears Thursday night, the fluid QB situation just got a little more intriguing. In light of Manziel's performance (6 of 17 for 83 yards, 1 TD, 55 rushing) in the team's first preseason win, head coach Mike Pettine seems open to a change of plans to start off the regular...
Via 60 Max Power O
13 hours ago

Mariners prospect goes after scout over ice cream treat taunt

Remember Jesus Montero, the former Yankees prospect that was dealt for Michael Pineda a couple of offseasons ago? Well, he’s back in the news, and it’s not because he’s playing well. Via MiLB.com… Montero was coaching first base, and at the end of an inning, the unidentified cross-checker yelled at him to hustle off the field, according to Boise official scorer Liza Safford...
Via The Outside Corner
11 hours ago

Revis makes 'Space Jam' reference about playing the Jets

Darrelle Revis would play a collection of aliens with the ability to steal All-Pro talent if that team was on the New England Patriots’ schedule this year. The Patriots cornerback referenced “Space Jam” when asked about playing against his former team, the New York Jets, in 2014. Revis returned to MetLife Stadium, home of the Jets, on Thursday night, but didn’t play in the...
Via NESN.com
19 hours ago

Bob Arum: Mayweather vs. Pacquiao coming in 2015

I am not going to fall for the banana in the tailpipe. This has been going on for five years now and until I see Mayweather and Pacquiao in the ring I simply won’t believe it is happening. With that being said it is my job to report, so here is what Bob Arum is saying about a potential Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight in 2015 via SFGate.com. Boxing promoter Bob Arum told The San Francisco...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.