WATCH: Philadelphia Phillies Ryan Howard crushes a ball to upper deck

  • David Whitlock

Rumors of Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard’s power demise may have been greatly exaggerated.  He’s only yanked one home run since May 7.  By all counts his recovery from an Achilles heel injury has sapped some of his power as he struggles in his lower half.  But not on this jack.  Ryan Howard treats both fans in the upper deck and a kid holding up a sign saying “ALL I WANT FOR MY BIRTHDAY IS A HOMERUN FROM HOWARD”.

Credit: MLB.com

Credit: MLB.com & Comcast Sports Network

Howard shows he can still get a hold of one off of Washington Nationals Dan Haren.  Watch via MLB.com:

The kid even had the foresight to paint “Thank You” on the other side of the sign:

Credit: MLB.com & Comcast Sports Network

Credit: MLB.com & Comcast Sports Network

– David Whitlock (@lhd_on_sports)

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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