In a game earlier this month, a fan threw an aluminum beer can at Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard as he was walking to the dugout after a game. Since then, the delinquent who threw the can at Howard turned himself into Philadelphia police last Friday and was given a citation for disorderly conduct and is facing possible fines. I am glad this man got the justice that he deserves. Definitely more exciting then watching a 76ers game right?
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I have to say this might be the best thing that has happened to Philly sports in quite some time. It was reported that the can did not hit Howard, but landed next to him. There is a good chance that this beer can was empty and I'm sure at a frame of 6'4, 240 pounds, Ryan Howard was petrified of an aluminum beer can landing anywhere near him. Ever since winning the World Series with the Phillies in 2008, Howard has been in a slump. He is batting an impressive .150 this season so I'm sure if he tried to swing at the beer can he definitely would've missed anyways. Howard is being paid a whopping $25 million a year, so maybe he could use that money to buy aluminum beer cans to throw back at the fans. Who knows, this incident could be the turning point in Howard's season. I have heard from coaches in the Phillies organization that Howard plans to take throwing lessons from the fan who threw the beer can at him.
If I were Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz I would be aware of this situation. There is a good chance that many aluminum beer cans will be thrown his way in the upcoming NFL season.