Rob Dibble once threw a ball at a lady in the stands and all he got for
it was a couple of decades of well-deserved scorn. Mariners’ bullpen catcher Jason Phillips does
it and he gets married:
“If we go extra innings, I’m gonna make a move,” Phillips said. “If
we go to extra innings, that’s gotta be a sign.”
The game with the Oakland A’s went into extra innings. Phillips
grabbed a baseball, scribbled his number on it, got the woman’s
attention and tossed it to her. And for the rest of the game, he was
left to wonder how she’d respond. He couldn’t wait to return to the
clubhouse and check his messages. Naturally, the game would drag for 15
But by then, she had sent him a text message: “My name is Molly. Nice
to meet you.”
Now Molly and Phillips are getting married.
Four years ago Craig Burley of The Hardball Times determined that Phillips was the slowest player in baseball. But while his feet are
slow, his moves are are pretty fast, no?