It's February 14, so happy Valentine's Day to all of you baseball lovers out there. While men will scramble all over at the last minute for jewelry, chocolates, flowers and cards, Ruben Amaro Jr. was busy this morning dropping off the ultimate Valentine's Day gift to a couple loyal Phillies fans.
Amaro stopped by the home of Ray Dicrescenzo, 91, this morning with the gang from FOX 29 to deliver a pair of season tickets for the 2012 season. The World War II veteran, you may remember, was hit by a car outside Citizens Bank Park last season following a game against the Washington Nationals. A couple cuts and some immediate treatment at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital allowed the senior citizen to leave the next morning, and he made a quick return to Citizens Bank Park to watch his beloved Phillies.
Dicrescenzo has never missed a Phillies game, according to a report filed by the Philadelphia Inquirer last September. So what if he was clipped by a reckless driver? Nothing is going to keep Ray form watching his Phillies.
Dicrescenzo actually has season tickets, so Amaro was not actually giving a gift, but to see the general manager at your front door with your ticket package has to be a delight nonetheless.