It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, and former Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. just tweeted out a photo of his drink of choice: Kenwood beer in a 2008 World Series champions glass.
Amaro has been with the Phillies as a player, executive, and now color-commentator for almost half his life. As a member of the 1993 Phillies pennant team, the 1995 Cleveland Indians pennant team, and the Assistant GM of the 2008 championship team (he became the GM the day after the parade), Amaro has some experience popping bottles in the clubhouse.
Some might say Amaro is living in the past by posting photos of this cup, but the Phillies have not had much to celebrate since. They won the pennant again in 2009, and won the division each year between 2007-2011, but have not been back to October since.
The Phillies are 34-35 on the season, four games behind the first-place Mets. Unless they are able to make a drastic improvement, or Dave Dombrowski makes major upgrades before the deadline, this won’t be a postseason year, either.
But win or lose, Amaro is loyal to Philadelphia. Kenwood‘s light beer is brewed locally at Mainstay Independent Brewing Company on Delaware Ave. The brand compares their brew to Miller Lite and Bud Lite, but describes theirs as “a better light beer for the people of Philadelphia.”
Hopefully, Amaro will be drinking beer out of a more recent glass in the next few years…