Marlins rookie JJ Bleday is from Danville PA, up in Montour County near Bloomsburg. He had a whole group on hand to watch him play against the Phillies, and when he homered Tuesday night, they pulled out the birds (15 seconds in) –
JJ Bleday's family immediately flipped off Philly fans after he homered at Citizens Bank Park pic.twitter.com/KHTHKQTQed
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Bird flipper on the left appears to be working on a Summer Shandy tall boy, just having herself a good time. Maybe the guy in the Harper jersey was ribbing them earlier in the game. We aren’t entirely sure who flipped first.
“It’s no easy at all, but they did it tonight,” Bleday told reporters of his family switching sides.
To make matters better, Bleday actually promised his girlfriend, Emily Mathewson — who grew up in Philadelphia and is in dental school at Temple — a home run to right field before the game.
Mathewson, who met Bleday at Vanderbilt, was actually able to get the ball after a close friend who works for Mathewson’s uncle bargained $200 for it from the fan who caught the ball, according to MLB.com.
The Marlins lost 4-1. They are 49-60 and stink.