BREAKING: Shane Victorino Traded to Dodgers

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Shane Victorino has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to several reports.

The Phillies will get reliever Josh Lindblom and minor league pitcher Ethan Martin in return. Lindblom has pitched in 48 games this year and has a 3.02 ERA. 

Dom Brown has been scratched from the Iron Pigs lineup and is on his way to D.C. to take Victo’s place.

As much guff as we give Victorino, it’s sad to see the first true member of the Phillies’ core go. Victorino played a big part in each and every playoff run, was always entertaining to watch, and did a lot of good in the local community. For most Phillies fans, his face, along with those of Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins and Cole Hamels, comes to mind at the mere mention of the year 2008. 

For many, the moment that signaled the Phillies were going to do something special in 2008 was when Victorino hit a grand slam off C.C. Sabathia in Game 2 of the NLDS. The Phillies, and Shane, never looked back en route to becoming the World Fucking Champions.

Aloha, Shane.

If you want to indulge that little lump in your throat, listen to this 2008 audio retrospective put together in 2010 by reader (@TheOCCN). Dare you to not lose it at the 1:48 mark.


16 Responses

  1. maybe working with a true hitting coach Shane can be a real star at the plate and not a first-pitch pop-up specialist
    good luck – it’s been fun – but they weren’t going to pay him – wish they were sending the other dumb ass too (HP)

  2. I remember alot of things that Shane did, freakin guy was an animal at one point. Seems everybody forgets Shanes homer before Stairs’ homer in LA, that was probably the thing that gotus over the hump in 08′.

  3. Thank you, Shane. Phillies fans will never forget your part in the best era of baseball of our lives.

  4. Kyle i want you to know…Youre such a cock for posting that 2008 clip. that is literally the last thing i wanted to hear.

  5. Shane!!! Come Back!!!

    Hahahahaha though one of the best parts of Shane’s tenyer with the Phils is that Laddie Boy dicked-him around enough to piss him off:
    Originull tweet:
    There’s also the “Slappy the Clown” that Vic directed at the Boyo (may be from the same episode):
    Originull tweet:
    As a matter of fact, I think maybe Victorino never got back into 2009-and-earlier-form after these insidents with Boyo’s bloggering. That’s right Laddie, you’re dipshytyness grounded the Flyin’ Hawaiian in Philly for good, and thus eventually brought on this trade. “For realsies.” Hahahahahaha
    Bye for now. (But I’m still not missing anything.)

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