John Kruk thrived on Dollar Dog Night despite possible concussion during the broadcast
John Kruk is a legend. The Philadelphia Phillies beat the crap out of the Colorado Rockies, winning 10-3 on a rainy night at Citizens Bank Park. Tonight was also the first Dollar Dog Night of the season and like usual, it didn’t disappoint.
Unfortunately, we did NOT get the Phillie Phanatic on his four wheeler with his hot dog cannon tonight. Due to the weather conditions, the Phanatic was unable to ride his four wheeler? I hope that’s because they don’t want the field to get torn to shreds and not because the Phanatic is a big old baby these days, but we’ll give him the benefit of the doubt tonight.
Instead, the world’s best mascot joined T-Mac and John Kruk in the broadcast booth to toss out hot dogs to fans down below. To note, I’m not sure why people like a hot dog toss, even more so on Dollar Dog Nights when hot dogs are only a $1.00 a piece, but whatever. I guess for Phillies fans it’s all about how you got the hot dog and after paying $13 for a beer, $20 for parking, and another $40 (minimum) for a ticket, you’ll take any chance available to save as much cash as possible.
Anyways, Kruk was on fire in the booth tonight, but almost got sent to the Injured List after getting nailed in the head by what appears to be an NBC Sports sign.
John Kruk Hot Dog Toss Injury
“Oh God, I think I might have gashed my head…that thing’s sharp”
Damn. Losing Kruk would sting just as bad as losing Mickey Moniak in his final at-bat of Spring Training but it looks like he recovered quite nicely by tossing on a nice silky smooth hot dog hat to take the pain away. Kruk was on point throughout the game, firing out tweets and even doing a little car shopping while everyone in the Phillies lineup was hitting the baseball.
John Kruk is what baseball broadcast booths desperately need. Sure, it helps when the Phillies are winning baseball games too but just having a down to earth, former ball player in the booth shooting the shit like he’s sitting in your living room having a beer with you while the Fightins’ are on TV makes watching games much better.
It was a legendary night in the booth for Kruk, proving he’s already in mid-season form. Looking forward to more throughout the summer.