May 9, 2011
Phillies centerfielder Shane Victorino says that excerpts of the newly-released book, Shane Victorino: The Flyin' Hawaiian , won't be fodder for the supermarket tabloids. Victorino, who did a book signing on Saturday morning at the Majestic Clubhouse Store at Citizens Bank Park along with the author Alan Maimon, says he agreed to be part of the project with one stipulation. "I didn't want any controversy," he said. "I didn't want to throw anybody under the bus. I don't hate anybody around the game.
August 3, 2012 |
It looks like Shane Victorino wants Philadelphia to know there are no hard feelings over his trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers. In full-page ads in the Inquirer and the Daily News, the suddenly former Phillies outfielder offers his thanks in Hawaiian. "Mahalo Philadelphia and to the Amazing Phillies fans for all the GREAT memories!" says the ad, signed by Victorino and his wife, Melissa. Besides a photo of the couple and their two daughters, the ad has pictures of the Shane Victorino Nicetown Boys and Girls Club building and of the slugger with some club members at Citizens Bank Park.
October 31, 2008
World Series MVP Cole Hamels, rightfielder Shane Victorino and Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt will be on QVC tonight to sell baseball collectibles. All three will be on at 11 p.m. to sell a Hamels-autographed World Series baseball; a Victorino-autographed World Series baseball; a framed Phillies team collage; a "1980 to 2008" Phillies framed picture; and a World Series leather jacket. Victorino and Schmidt will be on at 1 a.m. as well.
May 12, 2013 |
SURE, HINDSIGHT is 20/20 (which is also what Roy Halladay's ERA would have been after a couple more starts), but we really could have done without Hunter Pence ripping three extra-base hits, including two homers, in the Giants' recent series against the Phillies in San Francisco. Look, we know that the business of baseball, more than anything, made the trades of rightfielder Pence and centerfielder Shane Victorino pretty much the only plays Ruben Amaro Jr. had as last season's trade deadline was approaching . . . and the Phillies' sixth consecutive playoff berth wasn't.
February 10, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Book 'em, Shane-O. Phillies centerfielder Shane Victorino, nicknamed the "Flyin' Hawaiian," will be a guest star on the Feb. 20 episode of Hawaii Five-0 . Victorino, 31, plays a business executive on a company retreat during an episode involving the murder of a man dressed as a Hawaiian NaKoa warrior, CBS said Thursday. "Mahalo to everyone at Hawaii Five-O for having me on episode that airs Feb 20. Amazing experience!" Victorino tweeted Thursday.
April 1, 2011
Here is who plays where for the Phillies: ROTATION Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt, Cole Hamels, Joe Blanton CATCHER Carlos Ruiz, Brian Schneider FIRST BASE Ryan Howard, Ross Gload SECOND BASE Wilson Valdez, Michael Martinez, Pete Orr THIRD BASE Placido Polanco, Wilson Valdez, Michael Martinez, Pete Orr SHORTSTOP Jimmy Rollins, Wilson Valdez, Michael Martinez LEFT FIELD ...
May 9, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - If it wasn't for Hunter Pence, Cliff Lee may have very well shut out the San Francisco Giants on Monday night. In his first game against his former team, Pence tried to be a one-man wrecking ball in the Giants' lineup. He homered in his first at-bat and attempted to start a rally with an eighth-inning, leadoff double in his last at-bat. He went 3-for-3 and scored the only two runs San Francisco scored in a 6-2 defeat to the Phillies. "He looked good," manager Charlie Manuel said yesterday afternoon at AT&T Park.
August 30, 2010 |
Pride of Hawaii SAN DIEGO - Last week, Shane Victorino was so excited that his native Hawaiian team was representing the West Region at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., that he had a stadium employee put one of Hawaii's games on the big-screen scoreboard during Phillies batting practice. On Sunday, Hawaii's run came to an end with a 4-1 loss to Japan in the championship game. "I'm very proud of them," Victorino said. The Phillies centerfielder had traded text messages with Hawaii's coach during the tournament.
February 17, 2012 |
This was was no Phanatic puppet, even if it did have green fur and a face. Including mini-megaphone beak and tongue. It's a Phanatic Dangle Hat, explained Francis Winkey, holding the new novelty item aloft inside the Majestic Clubhouse Store he manages at Citizens Bank Park. The "dangle" part refers to blue-tassled green thingies that hang over the wearer's ears. "I really believe this will be our No. 1 seller this year," Winkey said. It's "OSFM" - one size fits most - and will sell for $24 when it hits the shelves there, sometime around the first home exhibition game, April, 1, Winkey said.
April 22, 2013 |
Watching the Phillies through the first three weeks of the season was a challenging exercise. The parts put together by general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. did not work in unison much of the time. A couple of four-run leads disappeared during the first homestand and the offense disappeared shortly after that, scoring a Marlin-esque 13 runs in a recent seven-game stretch. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Braves sprinted out of the starting gate and placed the Phillies more than a week's worth of games behind them with school still in session for another two months.