Shane Victorino Takes Out Full-Page Ad in Inquirer and Daily News to Thank Phillies Fans

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Shane Victorino and his wife, Melissa, took out this full-page ad today's Daily News and Inquirer. 

Based on the Inquirer and Daily News' rate card, and assuming the Philadelphia Media Network folks gave an aggressive rate usually reserved for large advertisers, the two full-page ads, with color, probably cost Victo (or his foundation…) somewhere around $35,000. To which I say: What the hell, Shane? This slappy would have given you a site-takeover ad for, like, $1,000… for the week. Let's talk.

Oh wells, classy move either way.

via Bob Vetrone Jr., of the Daily News


  1. Don't be fooled

    August 2, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Yeah, I’m sure the Phillies PR dept had NOTHING to do with this. Athletes nowadays couldn’t care less about the cities in which they play. The obligatory full-page ad has become cliche.

  2. Cynical much???

  3. Say what you want about the guy, but he was a vital part of this team in the ‘glory days’ and is/was a pretty damn good ball player. I’ll never forget the salami he cranked off of Sabathia in game 2 of the NLDS in ’08. He’ll always be a Phillie in my book. Aloha brah..

  4. @Don’t be fooled
    so…. what gets your approval now? 2 page ad? full catalogue?

  5. Candy from the Oak

    August 2, 2012 at 8:11 am

    What a joke. Of course he doesn’t thank the countless girls he cheated on his wife with. Have fun in La where your accent is normal

  6. He should have also took a full page out in the DN, to thank all the countless mistresses he’s had over the years. Beat It Shane!!
    MAHALO you POS

  7. Classy move Shane. Thanks.

  8. Candy from the Oak

    August 2, 2012 at 8:36 am

    I bet he drops the kids foundation

  9. I feel like Pat Burrell was the first person to do the full page ad thing, and like EVERYONE has done it in every city since then. Pat is still the best, everyone else is a fraud.

  10. Huge class act and I will always appreciate what he did. However… how bout the next time an athlete leaves they throw a huge party and spend that 35,000 on booze and food for all to enjoy.

  11. Chance- The Vice President in Command of the GnA Falcons

    August 2, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Shane- Remember the 7th Commandment out in LA:
    Thall shall not commit adultery.
    -I’ve had to have a heart to heart about this commandment with my home boy Charlie Reese. He kept running around on his old lady & I had enough

  12. Thank you Shane.

  13. Lil Jimmy Norton

    August 2, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I’m loving all the people calling shane a “class act”
    Great baseball player, but not so classy.
    …The dude slept with so many girls while married to this lady – yet he’s parading his poor wife around acting like everything is perfect. How is that a class act?

  14. The Pickle Man

    August 2, 2012 at 9:14 am

    I know at least 4 girls that shane has fooled around with the last couple years & saw pics/screen shot texts, etc. He’s was Philly’s Tiger Woods

  15. Wow, where’s Pence’s ad? What an outrageous slap in the face.

  16. World Fucking Champions

    August 2, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Grow up idiots.
    Shane was an integral part in giving this city/area a championship that we waited 25 years to see.
    There’s a good chance many of us will die before we experience another title.
    Thank you Shane and good luck.
    I appreciate what you helped bring us.

  17. So long as they never trade Chooch…

  18. Chooch should go next.
    He’ll never more tradeable.

  19. Wow athletes cheat on thier wives? Give it a rest retards. Shane was a helluva ballplayer for this club for alot of years. He came through in a ton of clutch situations probably more so then any other “core” guy. He will always be a Phil and he will be missed. He’s also a free agent in the offseason.

  20. I know a professional athlete. Fooling around with other girls – while on the road – is part of the baseball culture for many wives. Messed up? Probably, but the bottom line is you don’t know what type of understanding Shane and his wife have, so back off.

  21. @MM- seriously who cares that he cheats on his wife, she probably doesn’t suck his dick so he cheats. Big woop de dooo.
    I can only imaging all the fine pussy Shane, Carts & Richards will be eating out there in LA. Philly Style!!!!!!!

  22. A classy exit from a helluva player. You’ll always be welcome in Philly, Shane!

  23. Good riddance to the least fundamentally sound player I have ever seen. No more dumb baserunning, no more missed cut off men, no more pop outs to SS on the first pitch with runners in scoring position.

  24. Very nice for real fan’s. leaving the rest of his life style choices out of it. Thank you from a baseball fan!

  25. LOL … this is “Classy”
    How gay are you people, really?
    NO LOVE,
    Beez Nutz

  26. back in the kitchen Debby. Lunch is coming up

  27. Big Dick Daddy from Cincinnatti

    August 2, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Debby how ’bout you trot your lil’ coochie lips back to the kitchen and fix a couple sandwiches.

  28. Candy from the Oak

    August 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    His wife is fat. Now I see why he bangs girl that work in the bar industry

  29. Father Sullivan

    August 2, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    I sincerely hope that while in LA, Shane gets help for his sex addiction. This is no laughing matter before you know it he will be sexually assaulting females & masterbating in public. Shane I will pray for you!

  30. 3 Finger Lenny

    August 2, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    use spell-check father

  31. 3 Finger Lenny: Get back in the kitchen, dinner’s coming up. And shine my shoes bitch.

  32. Why pay you $1000 ?? you just gave it to him for fee!!

  33. Past experience, if not forgotten, is a guide for the future.

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