As you probably know, one of my favorite people in the whole entire world is Bullhorn Kid. I spotted him during a broadcast earlier this Spring and I instantly knew that this was going to be a special year for the Phils. Because not only is Bullhorn Kid the most balls-out diehard fan you'll ever see (or experience, as you'll soon read) in your entire life, but he's also now a world-renowed motivational speaker and debate champion.
So you can imagine the joy I experienced in receiving the following email:
I bought tickets on
stubhubZWR Tickets a couple hours before the game, because they were dirt cheap. For a while I couldn't find anyone to go to the game with me, so I was going to give away the tickets, good thing I didn't. I arrived in the top of the 2nd inning, greeted with a warning from the person in the seat next to me: "Just a heads up, this kid behind us is really annoying and won't shut up." [Editor's note: In retrospect, you should have punched that guy in the neck--Bullhorn Kid RULES.]
I gotta see who this kid is. I turn around, and lo and behold, armed with his little white bullhorn, it's him. "Hey guy, this isn't just some annoying kid. This kid has more intensity in his little body and you will ever have." [Editor's note: YES!!]
Bottom of the 2nd inning, Kyle Kendrick at bat:
"WOOOOOO! GET A HIT! GET A HIT! SWIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING!"
3 ball count: "WALK HIMMMM! GET A WALLLLLLLLLK!!!!"
Kendrick walks and while on first base, Bullhorn Kid wants Kendrick to get to second more than anyone in the stadium.
"WILD PITCH!!! THROW A WILD PITCH!!!!"
Fans keep turning around to get a glimpse of this kid, but no dirty look is going to stop Bullhorn Kid from rooting on his favorite baseball team. [Editor's note: Seriously? How could anyone not look favorably upon such spirit?!]
But that wasn't the best of our little friend. With Emilio BonerFaceio up to bat in the 3rd inning:
"SWIIIIIIIING! SWING AS HARD AS YOU'VE EVER SWUNG BEFORE! SWIIIIIING...AND MISS!" And he did.
The kid is intense. He doesn't take a batter off, that bullhorn is always in his face. I wish I could have taken a picture, but he was gone by the 5th inning (Bullhorn Kid hates rain).
But those were 3-4 innings of baseball I will never forget.
Oh. My. God. Yes + Please. Bullhorn Kid, you're a legend.
Billy Ocean, wasn't that incredible?