Jimmy Rollins takes out full-page ad to thank Philly fans
Since the age of 21, the city of Philadelphia has been the only city of employment for James Calvin “Jimmy” Rollins. The former National League MVP and three-time All-Star will make a new start on the west coast, after he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers a week or so ago. Philadelphia fans are always tough, but fair, and the shortstop appreciated their relationship, which included a World Series title in 2008. So much so, he took out a full page ad in the Philadelphia Enquirer thanking the franchise including his entire family (via CBS Eye on Baseball and Jimmy Rollins’ Twitter)
Rollins also finishes with the most hits (2306) in the long Phillies history (the moment captured in the photo above). The move made sense for both sides, as the Phillies have clearly moved past their core 2009 glory and the Dodgers are in the middle “fire-wagon” change of personnel (including the loss of their SS Hanley Ramirez) for their high-salaried team to make another National League Pennant run.
– David Whitlock
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