Phillies legends are teaming up one last time
With no playoff baseball being played in Philadelphia it was thought unlikely we’d ever see Ryan Howard, Pedro Martinez, or Jimmy Rollins be a part of Red October, let alone at the same time.
While they may not be on the field anymore the three teamed up one last time with TBS for their postseason coverage following the Cubs win over the Dodgers.
Howard and Rollins played a combined 96 playoff games, 92 of which were with the Phillies. Rollins played four games with the Dodgers against the Mets in 2015 but lost the series 3-1.
Now the two are wearing suits behind a desk breaking down the game for fans at home. Coincidentally, their former teammate from the 2009 World Series run and Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez was also at the desk while Chase Utley was on the field for Los Angeles.
Even their former manager Charlie Manuel checked in to the broadcast on Twitter, of all things.
A lot has changed between both the players, neither of whom have played a major league game since last season. Rollins last suited up for the Chicago White Sox in 2016 for just 41 games and played for the San Francisco Giants during spring training.
After failing to make the Giants out of spring training, Philadelphia’s all-time hits leader has unofficially retired.
Howard has only played for the Phillies in his 13-year career but received multiple minor league opportunities in 2017. Both the Atlanta Braves and Colorado Rockies gave Howard a chance to play, but neither opportunity resulted in major league playing time.
At age of 37, Howard hit just .189 with four home runs in 27 minor league games for Colorado and Atlanta.
Utley’s Dodgers are just one win away from reaching the World Series but fell in game four to the Cubs in Chicago Wednesday night.