Friday’s game was Teacher Appreciation Night. A blind student, A.J., nominated his brail teacher. His brail teacher was selected to be honored pre-game and A.J. was able to accompany her. A.J. gave Ryan Howard a wristband with an inspirational phrase in brail. Howard immediately put it on and wore it the entire game. A.J. asked Ryan to hit a home run for him. Howard delivered in his very first at bat of the game. When interviewed after the home run A.J. said “I was like, oh my gosh that’s probably for me!”

ryan howardphilliesi love stories like thisif anyone remembers what the wristband said please let me know!
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  9. colesimmonds said: I think the wristband said “Our vision is clear”.
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    Ryan Howard is such a class act. I love that he hit a homerun and probably made this boy feel like he was on top of the...
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    beautiful story!
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This is to the Philadelphia fan. To laud your passion as best I can. Your loyalty is unsurpassed. Be the Fightins in first or last. We come to the park each day, looking forward to another fray. Because we know you’ll be there, we know you really care. You give the opposing pitcher fits because as one loyalist shouts, everybody hits. To be sure in Philly, there might be some boos. Because you passionate fans, like the manager, hate to lose. Your reaction to the action on the field that you impart, spurs us as broadcasters to call the game with enthusiasm and heart. We feel your passion through and through. Philadelphia fans, I love you.

-Harry Kalas