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Shane Victorino says “Mahalo Philadelphia” in full-page ad

Aug 2, 2012, 1:27 PM EDT

Via David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News: Shane Victorino took out a full-page newspaper ad saying goodbye to Phillies fans after being traded to the Dodgers.

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And as Murphy notes, if nothing else Victorino is doing his part to keep the newspaper industry afloat.

  1. illcomm - Aug 2, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    True class gentlemen. He did a lot of great things for the city. please come back n continue them. just not on the field.

    • beavertonsteve - Aug 2, 2012 at 6:50 PM

      On his return to Philly he’ll get their traditional returning hero’s welcome – one standing ovation, and then booed from there on out.

  2. stealing3rd - Aug 2, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    Who knew Victorino is Hawaiian?

    • CJ - Aug 2, 2012 at 1:53 PM

      He actually thought he was traded to the other LA and was showing off “My Halo”. Those papers are so incompetent around here, they thought he meant to say goodbye.

    • js20011041 - Aug 2, 2012 at 2:29 PM

      I thought he was Italian.

      • deathmonkey41 - Aug 2, 2012 at 3:20 PM

        Yeah, so weird that he didn’t go with “Grazzi Philadelphia!”

      • js20011041 - Aug 2, 2012 at 5:36 PM

        C’mon. Nobody got that one? The Italian national team asked Victorino a few years ago about playing in the WBC. Apparently they think everyone with a last name ending in a vowel is a greaseball.

      • protius - Aug 3, 2012 at 12:49 AM

        Hey js20011041, I got your greaseball right here, jerk off.

      • protius - Aug 3, 2012 at 12:56 AM

        Gleeman, using the word “greaseball” is offensive and insulting to Italians. In the same way the the “N” word is offensive to African Americans, and the “K” word to Jews.

        I demand that you remove both js20011041original post and my hasty reply, or I will instruct my attorney to file a formal complaint against you with NBC Sports.

        Ethnic and racial slurs should not be tolerated.

      • badassleroybrown - Aug 3, 2012 at 5:07 AM

        Hey protius,

        Take it easy Greaser while it might be offensive to you it isnt against the law.

        Ever heard of……………FREEDOM OF SPEECH!

        Means he’s free to say what he wants whether it offends you or not just like you’re free to call him a jerk….

        And now your threatening to sick a lawyer on Author of the article whom has nothing to do with the comment lol….WOW!!! I could only Imagine if he said Wop, Guinea or Dago!?!?!? o_O

      • js20011041 - Aug 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM

        Good lord protius. Are you fucking serious? It was a simple joke and I’m half greaseball myself, you over sensitive twat. Go find some hole to crawl in so your delicate sensibilities won’t ever be offended again.

    • surefooted1 - Aug 2, 2012 at 3:33 PM

      Most actual sports fans.

      • stealing3rd - Aug 2, 2012 at 3:55 PM

        I was being sarcastic as it’s apparently illegal to broadcast a Phillie’s game without mentioning it at least twice….

  3. zaro11 - Aug 2, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Very classy thing to do and thats coming from a Met fan.

  4. hisgirlgotburrelled - Aug 2, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    Between him hitting the grand slam in the ’08 NLDS off CC Sabathia and the game-tying 8th-inning HR in game 4 of the NLCS, those certainly were “GREAT memories.” Unforgettable.

    • prionogenic - Aug 2, 2012 at 3:05 PM

      I was the ’08 NLDS game where Brett Myers walked and Shane hit the slam. I went with my GF and her son, we still talk about that game regularly as the most entertaining game we’ve ever been to. This includes game(s) 5 of the ’08 WS that I went to and the Roy Halladay near-perfect game in ’10 that they went to.

      • skerney - Aug 2, 2012 at 4:02 PM

        So your point is you go to baseball games?

      • biasedhomer - Aug 2, 2012 at 4:07 PM

        I remember that Myers at bat, it was like a 10 pitch at bat. Phillies fans forget, Myers was the second best pitcher (behind CC) in the NL in the 2nd half of 2008.

      • prionogenic - Aug 2, 2012 at 4:13 PM

        @skerney: just that he provided one of the best moments in Phillies history

        @biasedhomer: I agree, he had a great second half of the 2008 season.

    • OchentaYcinco - Aug 3, 2012 at 8:45 AM

      Another one I always think of was the game in Atlanta in ’08 where he threw an absolute laser from center to nail a runner at the plate in the 9th, preserving not only the win but Brad Lidge’s perfect season.

  5. jaybyrd99 - Aug 2, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    Class act – will always be remembered in Philly for his great play and being an intregal part of 5 terrific seasons and the 2008 WS championship

  6. jsto9 - Aug 2, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    @stealing3rd…..just about….everybody?

  7. phillydano - Aug 2, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Thank YOU, Shane.

    My favorite memory was when you slayed CC the Giant in the 2008 NLDS. Incredible moment!!

  8. dexterismyhero - Aug 2, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    Mahalo Shane………………………..Tell Vin we said hello.

  9. phillyphan93 - Aug 2, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Love this dude, much respect

  10. phillyphan83 - Aug 2, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    yeah who would’ve thunk his nickname being “the flyin’ Hawaiian” had ANYTHING to do with his lineage??? hmmmm

    • realgone2 - Aug 2, 2012 at 4:40 PM

      I though it was because he liked pineapple on his pizza.

      • cleverbob - Aug 2, 2012 at 4:58 PM

        I thought he just like the shirts.

  11. funnyman549 - Aug 2, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    Thank you Shane for everything you did for the team but even more so for your tremendous contributions and your time spent in the community!

  12. Jonny 5 - Aug 2, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    No, Mahalo to you Shane.

  13. dimiandmac1 - Aug 3, 2012 at 1:13 AM

    Protius shut the f@#k up..this is why I hate america its called sarcasm grow up…and no calling an italian a greaseball is nothing like calling an african american an n word or a jewish person a k word.grow up anyone can be a greaseball not just itilians!

  14. nickynick04 - Aug 3, 2012 at 3:19 AM

    protius – Aug 3, 2012 at 12:56 AM
    Gleeman, using the word “greaseball” is offensive and insulting to Italians. In the same way the the “N” word is offensive to African Americans, and the “K” word to Jews.

    I demand that you remove both js20011041original post and my hasty reply, or I will instruct my attorney to file a formal complaint against you with NBC Sports.

    Ethnic and racial slurs should not be tolerated.

    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    HEY GREASWBALL Shut it , you are a moran go ahead and call your lawyer, you probably cannot afford one….besides , you are wrong comparing N word to GREASEBALL
    what an greaseball idiot you are

    • OchentaYcinco - Aug 3, 2012 at 8:48 AM

      In internet speak, “you are a moran” translates to “irony”.

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