Thanks to Carlos Ruiz’s trip to the DL and the fact that Brian Schneider played last night and is old, the Phillies will start catcher Dane Sardinha behind the plate today as they go for a sweep against the Indians. As The 700 Level points out, this makes the Phils lineup maybe more Hawaiian than ever.
Sardinha will be making his Phillies debut this afternoon but has played a handful of MLB games in the past with Detroit and Cincinnati. Dane was born in Honolulu, making the Phillies lineup this afternoon 22% Hawaiian.
Shane and Dane. If Vic is the “Flyin Hawaiian” then Dane could be the “Squatting Hawaiian?” Meh, he probably won’t be around long enough for it to matter anyway.