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Shane Victorino Receives Standing Ovation from Philly Fans

May 30, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT


Former Philadelphia Phillies and current Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino (18) receives a standing ovation as he is honored during the fourth inning at Citizens Bank Park.  Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Shane Victorino received a very warm welcome during the Phillies win over the Red Sox on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia. Perhaps it helped that Shane was not suited up to play due to his current DL stint, so he was not slapping grandslams against our hometown nine, but the Philly faithful in attendance gave him a standing ovation in the fourth inning .

He deserved it for all of his exciting years as a Phillie and the role he played in bringing that wonderful parade down Broad Street to town.

After the jumbotron played a video set to Victorino-favorite Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds,” The Flyin’ Hawaiian came out of the Sox dugout and acknowledged the crowd for a good fifteen seconds with cap tips, hand waves, and bows.

[watch video of the ovation Victorino received here]

Prior to the game, Shane said one of the reasons he made the trip to Philly despite being on the disabled list is because he wanted to see the Philly fans. More of what Shane had to say about that here.

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  1. Andy Schreiber - May 30, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Very nice. Well-deserved.

  2. Bob Gnarley - May 30, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Class move by the team, fans, and Shane.
    I was glad to be a part of it.

  3. Scott - May 30, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Him over Mayberry any day. Wonder if he woulda taken a pay cut to stay.

  4. BenE. - May 30, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Victorino was all heart. Even though he was drafted by the Dodgers, and we got him from the Padres, it really felt like he was raised by the Phillies. Our team gave him his chance to break out, and he didn’t disappoint. I always included him in that “homegrown” list of players that brought us a title in 2008! Glad he’s having a solid season in Boston. He’s got a lot left.

    • Tony - May 31, 2013 at 10:19 AM

      The Phillies got him from the Padres?

      He was picked up from the Dodgers. Rule 5 Draft.

      • BenE. - Jun 1, 2013 at 12:48 AM

        You are right, I missed a step. Vic was given back to the Dodgers by the Padres, and THEN the Phillies got him.

  5. cruger - May 30, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Class Hawaian

  6. jjislost - May 30, 2013 at 1:46 PM

    Loved this moment.

    Also, that guy that’s applauding with a beer in his mouth is a pro.


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