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Darren Daulton Looks Pretty Good for a Guy Who Had Brain Surgery

Aug 3, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT


Even though they got spanked again 6-4 by the Atlanta Braves on Friday night, it must have been a cool game to attend. The Phillies held their annual alumni night and welcomed Curt Schilling into the Wall of Fame, but the man who stole the show was Darren Daulton.

It was Daulton’s first major public appearance since undergoing brain surgery roughly one month ago, and it was very uplifting to see him walk out of that dugout, wave to the fans, even just hearing him speak to the media. Dutch talked a bit about how Philadelphia is home, which is good, but he could’ve been praising Mr. Met while wearing a Ryan Braun jersey and doing the tomahawk chop and we still would have been happy to see him.

As for the actual game, Ethan Martin was effectively wild for the first few innings of his Major League debut, but the Braves quickly caught up to the 24-year-old right-hander. Martin was only able to last 4.1 innings, surrendering all six runs on eight hits, earning the loss in the process. Better luck next time, kid.

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  1. Jason R. - Aug 3, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    I love that guy. First phillies game I ever went to we had box seats my dad got through his company (Hatfield Meats) and Mariano Duncan got HBP early in the game and when they buzzed his tower later, Dutch came screaming outta the dugout in his leg guards (mullet flowing behind him) to start a good old-fashioned brawl and my dad said, “Sometimes you have to protect your teammates, he’s the leader of his team because he’s the catcher”. I remember it like it was yesterday, I never wanted to be anything but a major league catcher from that day till I realized I was terrible at baseball in high school.

    Love you, Dutch, be well.

  2. Hiccup - Aug 4, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Peace out Mr. Daulton;
    Philadelphia loves you. To all other fellow survivors, Peace out!
    Hiccup with a burp.


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