Almost Like Old Times: Phillies Win on Ryan Howard Walkoff Homer

Chase Utley and Ryan Howard led the Phillies to victory and Ben Revere high-stepped it to home plate.

The Phillies rallied from a run down in the ninth to beat the Rockies on Wednesday night, and the way they did it was just fantastic: Chase Utley stroked a two-out single to tie the game at 3, and Ryan Howard followed with a three-run game-ending home run.

It was the kind of thing the 23-27 Phillies haven’t done much of this year—they’re only 11-15 at home. But what was great was the way Ben Revere high-stepped it to home plate after Howard’s walkoff.

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This is the kind of fun, football-style high-stepping you almost never see in baseball! I wish the game had more of it. Maybe the players could be required to high-step around the bases to make extra innings more interesting.

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Phillies blogger Zoo with Roy (and others) noticed the curious positioning of Jonathan Papelbon’s hands during the walkoff celebration, and invented a new product accordingly.

And after all that, Howard successfully avoided taking the brunt of a celebratory pie to the face.

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It was a pretty great night for the local baseball nine. Maybe we could get more of it? A man can dream, after all.