Paranormal Activity: Guy who caught Trea Turner’s home run is definitely a time-traveler
Oh boy. We are officially through the looking glass, folks. People have credited Trea Turner’s resurgence to “the power of the standing ovation,” which, while a nice idea, is not exactly accurate.
The actual explanation for Trea Turner’s awakening goes far deeper than charity donations and standing ovations. In fact, it involves concepts our minds can hardly comprehend.
You got that right. I’m obviously talking about time travel.
Okay so obviously, you’re probably thinking I’m just making this up because it’s past midnight and the Phillies just lost game 2 of their doubleheader against the Nationals, but not so fast social media, I come with video evidence of a time traveler sitting in the right field stands at Citizens Bank Park over the weekend who just so happened to catch Trea Turner’s go-ahead 3-run home run ball.
My proof? The guy that caught Trea Turner’s home run ball is a time-traveler from 2008:
Get a load of this guy. A quick review of his outfit and beer of choice will tell you everything you need to know about my theory while easily explaining Turner’s series against the Royals.
You can’t tell me this guy doesn’t like look he warped here directly from the 2008 World Series season.
2008 Phillies Fan Starter Pack
- Out of style sunglasses, wearing them at night.
- Baggy, khaki shorts hanging below his knees.
- A Phillies fitted, definitely purchased over a decade ago.
- A Bud Light tall boy pre-Anheuser-Busch bankruptcy.
I mean this guy is living in the glory days of Phillies baseball.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the shirt under the jersey was a classic “ill” Phillies shirt either.
If we have to channel the days of Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley in order to keep Trea Turner trending in the right direction while Bryson Stott continues to play out of his mind this season, then so be it.
We are however, going to need a little more from Turner, who is still batting just .259 with one home run and 6 RBI over his last 27 at-bats (7 Games).
I’m not that far off base here. You have to give me that much.
Now, am I denying the standing ovation helped Trea Turner? Not at all.
It’s clear he and the whole team appreciated it and since baseball’s a mental game as much as it is physical, it stands to reason it did to a degree.
What I’m saying is that it wasn’t just the standing ovation. Mathematically speaking, it’s equally likely that there’s some kind of time-traveler in our midst bringing some 08 magic to 2023.
Hollywood (when not on strike) couldn’t dream of a better script.
It also doesn’t hurt he’s always been a generational talent, and the law of averages dictated he’d get out of his slump at some point. Much like time travel, there’s a thing called “The Law of Averages” but again, what the hell do I know?
In closing, the less you think about it, the more it makes sense. Trust me on that.
The Phillies will send Michael Lorenzen to the mound for game 3 of 4 against the Nationals tonight at Citizens Bank Park. Lorenzen dazzled in his Phillies debut agains the Marlins, throwing eight innings of two-run baseball while allowing six hits and striking out five.