The Philadelphia Phillies were eliminated from the playoffs by the San Francisco Giants over the weekend. It would have been the Phillies third consecutive trip to the World Series. Many Phillies fans are disappointed in the team’s poor performance and especially of their star player Ryan Howard. Howard struck out in the last out to end the Phillies’ season and even tied a LCS (League Championship Series) record of 12 strikeouts. Now, an angry fan has taken to Craigslist to post Ryan Howard’s Bat for $1.00 with the guarantee that your kid will strike out.
Philadelphia Phillies Ryan Howard was on David Letterman last night doing the Top 10 List. The Phillies swept the Cincinnati Reds in the first round of the playoffs and open the second round tonight against the San Francisco Giants. No.2 is my favorite… but I do not like No.9
Ryan James Howard (born November 19, 1979, in St. Louis, Missouri) is a Major League Baseball first baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies.Howard is 6′ 4″ and 260 lbs. He bats and throws left-handed.
Howard was the 2006 National League MVP. Howard is the fastest player to reach both the 100 and 200 home run milestones in Major League Baseball history, passing the marks in 2007 and 2009, respectively.
Due to Howard’s reputation as an extreme pull hitter, opposing managers often utilize an unusual infield shift with him at the plate, with the third baseman playing shortstop, the shortstop playing second base, and the second baseman playing in shallow right field.