Shane Victorino will forever be a member of the 2008 WFC Philadelphia Phillies. There's still a soft spot in all of our hearts for the hyper outfielder who now plays for the Boston Red Sox.
His departure wasn't something many Philly fans got overly upset about -- though some did -- mostly because the Phillies were unlikely to re-sign him this past offseason so they dealt him to the Dodgers at the Deadline to help them compete for a title and because teams like the Sox were willing to pony up the kind of money Ruben Amaro Jr. simply wasn't going to fork over for the Flyin' Hawaiian.
That's fine. But that doesn't mean we have to totally dislike the guy simply because he plays for a different city now. Plus, he was a tremendous guy in the Philadelphia community with all of the work he's done with the Boys and Girls Club among other places.
[From the Archives: Victorino's thank you in the Daily News]
And Shane feels similarly, noting yesterday that he made the trip to Philadelphia with his current team this week partly because he wanted to see us Philly fans.
Comcast SportsNet's Jim Salisbury spoke with Victorino in Boston:
"I want to see the fans,” Victorino said in Boston on Tuesday. “I want to acknowledge them, show them that I appreciated playing in Philly all those years.” [...]
“I miss Philly, no question,” he said. “My teammates, we we’re like brothers. That never goes away. It was a great place to play, very special to me, and a great organization with great people top to bottom. Now I’m fortunate to be in another great baseball city with another great team. I’m blessed.”
So close to a "No Questions Asked!"
Welcome back to Philly, Shane. Hopefully you get a little better welcome than Papelbon in Boston.
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# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours
Deadline: November 20
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Have you ever been invited to a friend’s birthday party but you weren’t able to go? Once they heard you couldn’t go, they would then say, “you weren’t invited anyway?”
President Donald Trump withdrew his invitation to the Golden State Warriors and guard Steph Curry to visit the White House after winning the 2017 NBA Championship. Trump said Curry was “hesitating.”
Curry told reporters Friday that he would vote against the Warriors visiting the White House and President Trump.
Curry received support from fellow NBA players including 4-time MVP Lebron James, who denounced Trump’s taken-back invitation in his most re-tweeted post ever.
Golden State's statement:
5-time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant:
Golden State power forward and teammate Draymond Green:
Sixers forward James Michael McAdoo, who signed a two-way contract with the team in August:
Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal:
Two-time All-Star Baron Davis:
After Trump's comments about the NFL and NBA in the last 24 hours and North Carolina's Men's Basketball team not visiting the White House (because of a scheduling conflict), it is hard to believe any championship-winning teams will be making the trip to the Nation’s capital anytime soon. Except the Patriots.