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

NBA ref Violet Palmer to marry longtime partner Tanya Stine

Violet Palmer made her biggest call yet: The NBA referee will marry her partner of 20 years on Friday. In an interview with The Associated Press, Palmer says she came out to her fellow NBA referees in 2007. She has not tried to keep her sexuality a secret from the league since that time. “This is actually the big formal coming out,” Palmer said. “We are saying to the world...
Via NESN.com
58 minutes ago

Cavs reportedly the only team engaged in Love trade talks

Since the return of LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been talking to the Minnesota Timberwolves about Kevin Love. The Cavs have been in discussion to land Kevin Love to pair with James and Kyrie Irving. Over the past several weeks, there have been talk of the Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors engaging in the trade talk for Kevin Love. But, ESPN is reporting that...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 hours ago

Jon Lester reportedly traded to A's for Yoenis Cespedes

What will likely be the biggest deal of MLB’s trade deadline, the Boston Red Sox have traded staff ace Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics. Lester, who is set to become a free agent following this season, couldn’t agree to a long-term extension with the team. What was an innevitability leading up to deadline day is now a reality.  #RedSox just traded Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes...
Via Sportsnaut
1 hour ago

Dodgers won’t trade Matt Kemp before deadline

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been extremely active in trade talks as the trade deadline draws closer to passing, but they will not be trading star outfielder Matt Kemp prior to the deadline. According to a report from Mark Saxon, Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti has said that he will not trade Kemp. This is a very big piece of news after the rumors that have been circulating...
Via Sports-Glory
6 hours ago

Did Dustin Johnson pull out of tourney to hang with Paulina?

Dustin Johnson, the No. 16-ranked player in the world, pulled out of this week’s Bridgestone Invitational, a $9 million World Golf Championships event held at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Johnson reportedly cited the reason for his withdrawal as “personal,” according to Ohio.com, but a photograph posted by fiancée Paulina Gretzky to her Instagram […] The post Did...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago

New study reveals which NFL teams have best fan bases

The Pittsburgh Steelers have the best fan base in the National Football League. That’s not me saying it—it’s science. Or at least analytics. The Sports Marketing Analytics project, conducted out of Emory University, has published the results of their latest study, which finds that the Steelers topped the list in 2014 in terms of what […] New Study Confirms The Best Fan Base...
Via Steelers Depot
1 day ago

Dez Bryant upset over teammate's new deal?

Dez’s wants to get paid. Dez’s numbers dictate that he should be paid like a Top 5 wide receiver in the NFL. Cowboys give a teammate almost $100 million extension. Dez is happy for his teammate. Congrats 77 well deserved #CowboysNation — Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) July 30, 2014 Dez’s allegedly isn’t happy though his deal isn’t getting done any time soon and his frustrations...
Via BlackSportsOnline
19 hours ago

Browns actually impressed by Manziel's work ethic?

The Cleveland Browns are reportedly impressed by Johnny Manziel’s work ethic. No, seriously. Despite his offseason partying, the Browns’ first round pick (No. 22 overall) has brought a “first-in, last-out mentality” to training camp, according to NFL Network’s Charley Casserly. Photo Credit: ClevelandBrowns.com Casserly was told by multiple team sources that Manziel is...
Via Gridiron Grit
16 hours ago

Oklahoma 5-star RB suspended during assault investigation

While we still aren’t quite sure what happened between Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon and a student named Amelia Rae Molitor last Friday morning, we do now know that the Sooner football player has been suspended from team activities while the police continue to investigate the matter. According to numerous sources, the school is expected to officially announce the news...
Via College Spun
16 hours ago

Tigers pitcher charged with sexual assault

Evan Reed’s ERA and WHIP are now the least of his worries as a lengthy jail sentence is now looming over his head. Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy announced Wednesday that Tigers/Mud Hens pitcher Evan Reed will face two counts of criminal sexual conduct stemming from an incident this past March at the Motor City Casino Hotel. According to reports originating from the Detroit...
Via The Majors Detroit
23 hours 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.