My Fondest Shane Victorino Moment, Not 2008 NLDS Grand Slam [VIDEO]
The Philadelphia Phillies who in pure "firesale" mode unloaded two of their outfielders before the MLB non-waiver trade deadline Tuesday afternoon.
After 8 years, 2 All-Star game appearances and 3 Gold Gloves, he is now heading back to the organization that drafted him, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He also won a World Series in 2008.
Victorino, an always fiery competitor, known for his adoration of UFC did create some memorable moments with the Phillies and certainly left his mark in Philadelphia.
It could be the bench clearing brawl in San Francisco where he was right in the middle of with Giants P Sergio Romo.
That was okay.
Or, it could be the grand slam he hit in Game 2 of the 2008 NLDS off then Brewers SP C.C. Sabathia, it was the first grand slam in Phillies postseason history.
A close second.
For me, it was a reaction that Victorino had in a meaningless Phillies vs. (Florida) Marlins game where Victorino is ejected by the home plate umpire for showing his displeasure with the strike-zone some 300 feet away. It describes his personality and competitiveness perfectly.
Paul Bako and Pedro Feliz were in the lineup that day.
Walk down memory lane below:
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