Last night was a pretty wonderful night to be Matt Stairs. As Lackey went over earlier, Stairs has always been a productive player in the bigs -- you don't get so many jobs with so many different teams if you suck -- but due to his limitations on defense, he's generally toiled in the shadows.
So you know when Matt sent that moonshot into the right field bleachers on Monday night, it had to be one of the greatest moments of his life. Still, he does choose an odd way to celebrate.
"You've been here for a month and you want to get that one big hit where you really feel like you're part of the team," Stairs said.Um...uh....hmmmm.
"Not that I don't feel like I'm part of the team, but when you get that nice celebration coming in the dugout and you're getting your ass hammered by guys, there's no better feeling than to have that done."
Yeah, I think I'm just going to have to take your word on that Matt. Not that there's anything wrong with that, mind you, it's just not my preferred method of celebration. I'm more of a high fiver, or even a fist bumper, but to each his own.
Oh, and I'm pretty sure this means John McCain or Sarah Palin won't be throwing their support behind the Phillies anytime soon.