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Video: The Kid Who Just Wanted a Ryan Howard Homer for His Birthday and Got It Made for Awesome TV

Jun 18, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

source:  Most kids want video games. Or maybe some cold hard cash. The kid shown at the Phillies game last night held up a sign saying that all he wanted for his birthday was a home run from Ryan Howard. A couple of years ago that may have been an easier wish to deliver on. Coming into last night’s contest with the Washington Nationals, the Big Piece hadn’t hit a ball out of the park in the entire month of June.

But little Jimmy was good this year and Ryan Howard crushed a ball into the second deck in the second inning of the game and everyone in Philadelphia was happy to see the kid get his wish.

The fan was quite prepared and even had a “thank you” ready on the flip side of his sign. Impressive.

Not only did the birthday boy get his wish of a Howard homer, but he also got to witness a Dom Brown walkoff winner. Pretty good birthday, kid.

For photos of Dom Brown getting pie’d click here. And for more on the Phillies walkoff victory last night click here.

  1. Hiccup - Jun 18, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Nice cute birthday boy got his wish than was prepared to thank him.
    If I was a kid my reverse sign would is said, thanks for nothing you big peice of cr&p” when he struck out

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  2. Von9 - Jun 19, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Hope it was worth the 125 million, kid.

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