Tweet of the day: Matt Stairs, Phillies postseason hero
Five years ago Sunday, Matt Stairs hit a huge home run for the Phillies. Check it out -- also check out his immortal quote afterward.
Matt Stairs, professional hitter, would like to remind you what happened on this day five years ago:
5 years ago today is when I started drinking free in Philly. Love homeruns !!!!— mstairs12 (@mstairs12) October 13, 2013
And here is what Stairs is referencing:
That blast would be the one that won Game 4 of the NLCS for the Phillies over the Dodgers in 2008. The Phillies would go on to win the World Series, so Stairs' place in Philly lore is safe for generations.
Also, Stairs provided one of the most wonderful quotes in major-league history for those who have even the slightest bit of dirty-mindedness inside their heads. To wit:
Ell oh ell. Well done all around, Mr. Stairs.
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