Just when Phillies fans thought they got rid of Ruben Amaro Jr…….
Phillies fans have done everything they can to forget about the man who drove a championship-winning franchise into the ground. Ruben Amaro Jr. worked his way up from bat boy to outfielder to general manager in the Phillies organization, only to be driven out of town. Amaro Jr. last worked as the Boston Red Sox first base coach, but with John Farrell being fired Amaro Jr. is still looking for work.
The Penn Charter graduate made a cameo appearance on the ABC’s The Goldbergs, which shows a family living in the Philadelphia area during the 1980’s. The show has spoofed Philadelphia sports in the past by showing games in the 700 level at The Vet and Flyers games at the Spectrum.
Now the show took a step further by having Amaro Jr. make a brief cameo, as caught by Crossing Broad.
Amaro plays his father, the late Amaro Sr., at a PTA meeting volunteering to chaperone Amaro Jr’s class ski trip.
Just as most interactions with Amaro Jr. probably go, he’s shot down by other parents at the meeting.
The show goes out of its way to identify who they’re talking to, but Philadelphian’s know just who the man behind the round glasses is. He’s the man who traded every prospect in the Phillies farm system for Roy Oswalt, Hunter Pence, Cliff Lee, Ben Revere, Roy Halladay, Ben Francisco, Mike Sweeney, and others while signing Marlon Byrd, Ross Gload, and A.J. Burnett, who went on to lead the league in losses, earned runs, and walks.
Great memories… Just great.