"MAHALO PHILADELPHIA. Thanks for 8 amazing years!"
That's the message on a new billboard from "Shane Victorino & Family."
As fans might guess, "Mahalo" means "thank you" in Hawaiian. After all, the Maui-born outfielder, recently traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, was nicknamed the "Flyin' Hawaiian."
The electronic image, part of a rotating set, is visible to westbound travelers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike just west of Exit 343, near Willow Grove, according to Interstate Outdoor Advertising.
The tribute to fans was suggested by Drew Katz, the billboard company's CEO, who explained that the two became friends through Victorino's involvement with the Nicetown Boys & Girls Club.