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RHYS! RHYS! RHYS! RHYS!

Philadelphia Phillies v San Diego Padres Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

The Phillies lost last night but WHO CARES RHYS HOSKINS HIT TWO DINGERS!

Did you know that Rhys Hoskins hit his first home run last night?

He did! It was in the third inning of the Phillies’ game against the Padres, AND IT WAS AWESOME.

NO DOUBTER, AND I AM SO EXCITED! God, that’s just beautiful. Look at that swing. Look at how the ball flies away. Look at how the ball then hits off of the front of the second deck. Rhys is strong, Rhys is powerful, Rhys is my first baseman. Tommy who? That’s right.

And look at how happy his family is! Oh man, baseball is the best, guys.

The silent treatment didn’t faze Rhys Hoskins

Per usual, Phillies players gave Rhys the silent treatment upon his return to the dugout. But Rhys didn’t care at all. In the video I posted above, you can see a few players getting excited in the dugout, and then Freddy Galvis actually shushes them. It was very “Quiet down! You know the drill!” So Rhys decided to have his own celebration.

I AM DYING, HOW ADORABLE IS THAT!?

Let’s break it down. So first he does a jumping thing, which is obviously him celebrating with Nick Williams or Jorge Alfaro. Then he gives all the invisible players high fives, or ghost high fives. Then he takes off his helmet at one end of the dugout, and Larry Bowa can’t contain himself and gives Rhys a high five. (Bowa is also smiling from ear-to-ear in a way I’m not sure I’ve seen, which is exciting and scary at the same time.) Then Odubel Herrera, who might have been in the bathroom or something, has no idea that the silent treatment is going on and actually celebrates with Rhys. God I love baseball, guys.

And then the actual celebration happens

CELEBRATION TIME, COME ON!

(I’m sorry.)

YAAAAAAY!

But wait! There’s more!

RHYS HOSKINS HITS HIS SECOND DINGER IN THE SAME GAME!!

Is this real life?

Yes it is.

Other news probably happened yesterday but I honestly don’t care. I could talk about what an absolute moron of a manager Pete Mackanin is, but I’ll save that for another time. Because Rhys Hoskins is the most exciting thing to happen to the Phillies in ages, and we deserve a chance to luxuriate in all this awesomeness.