Former Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard officially retired as a Phillie on Sunday (July 14th) and was honored before the game against the Washington Nationals. The Phils gifted Big Piece with a beautiful painting of Howard after he hit the first of three home run in a single game. There was also a cool tribute video of Howard's playing accomplishments. Many former Phils players and coaches were in attendance to celebrate Howard's amazing career.
After Howard gave his speech he got to throw out the first pitch to his son.
I look forward to the day in a couple years when Ryan get inducted onto the Phillies Wall of Fame. I also hope that a Baseball Hall of Fame induction and retirement of his number 6 by the Phils also occurs.
Congrats on an amazing career, Big Piece!
Talk to you soon,