The R-Phils are at it again. For the second year in a row they will be giving away a Ryan Howard Garden Gnome at a home game. On Opening Night, April 14th, the first 3,500 fans will receive "The Return of Ryan Howard Garden Gnome- Version #2." Succinctly named, no less.
Of course, you'll remember that some unjustly considered last year's version to be racist. But that's not stopping the R-Phils from trouting out Gnome Howard again.
This year's version will wear a black jersey and is being sponsored by Essig Plumbing & Heating.
But wait, there's more!
One lucky fan will take home a life-sized gnome. That's right, a Ryan Howard Garden Gnome weighing in at an estimated 550 pounds. Good lord.
One subtle change from last year? Howard's bat is no longer on his shoulder. Well, that's certainly news to us.