2009/06/30

The Flyin' Hawiian

Maui's Shane Victorino was a Hawaii State track and field champion during his high school years, and earned the nicknames "the Flyin' Hawaiian" and "Pineapple Express" for his speed. He was drafted after high school to play baseball for the Los Angeles Dodgers and now is an outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Both of my daughters went to junior/senior high school with Shane, especially my youngest, Laura, who was just a year behind him.

Laura, Shane, and Chris

May 4th and 5th, the Phillies played the St. Louis Cardinals so Laura and another Notre Dame alum, Chris, who is from Philadelphia, got front row seats and cheered Shane as he played center field. Laura says they “harassed" Shane so much that in the last inning, he threw them a ball. As they say in Hawaii, "good fun".

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Oh by the way, on Cinco de Mayo, the Phillies won 10 to 7. Shane batted 4 for 5 with one home run and three runs batted in.

6 comments:

ladybug said...

What fun! It's always nice to
"meet up" with folks from back home, especially in an exciting venue like that! I'm sure all the "young'uns" enjoyed themselves quite a bit....

Anonymous said...

Aren't you the lucky one to have daughters like that ;)

Pandabonium said...

Ladybug - you can take the kids out of Hawaii, but you can't take the Hawaii out of the kids...

Anonymous - yes I am. They're the best.

K and S said...

have you voted for him on the MLB all-star voting site? you should check it out and vote if you haven't :)

Pandabonium said...

Kat- I wasn't aware of that. I have now voted at http://mlb.mlb.com/index.jsp Thanks for letting me know.

K and S said...

cool! you can vote as many times, so click on it several times :)