Four days ago, Phillies fan Damon Miller Jr., made a silly bet on Twitter.
You see, Rhys Hoskins had been hitting a ton of home runs lately and everyone was giddy about it. So before the series finale against the Miami Marlins last week, Miller tweeted out a promise.
If Hoskins goes yard tonight I'll buy everyone chicken nuggets— Damon Miller Jr. (@Damon_Miller_Jr) September 14, 2017
You can guess what happened next.
Enjoy. ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/N1k3wujGjv— Phillies (@Phillies) September 15, 2017
Rip my wallet— Damon Miller Jr. (@Damon_Miller_Jr) September 15, 2017
The Phillies noticed.
1 Citizens Bank Way— Phillies (@Phillies) September 15, 2017
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Feel free to deliver those nuggets whenever you get a chance. https://t.co/sK24nX5UEC
Fast forward to Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park, when Miller lived up to his word.
We weren’t kidding. @Damon_Miller_Jr is here to make good on his wager.— Phillies (@Phillies) September 19, 2017
First Base Gate. Come get ‘em. pic.twitter.com/Hzwvg3xaFS
What a guy. pic.twitter.com/s3Oi2xwr2P— Phillies (@Phillies) September 19, 2017
Miller told me he gave away 300 McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets (from 50 boxes) before Tuesday night’s game against L.A. He’s lucky attendance has been sparser during this rebuilding season.
Citizens Bank Park seats 43,647 people. If everyone who entered the park got a 4-piece chicken McNugget pack, that would equate to 174,588 chicken nuggets. Luckily, they’re $1.99 on the Dollar Menu, which would have cost him potentially just $86,857.53 (before tax). However, in the end, it didn’t cost him anything.
“[The Phillies] set up the entire thing, which I’m extremely grateful for!”
Very cool, Phillies. Very cool.
Although he didn’t get to meet Hoskins, the man whose dinger prowess led to Nuggetpalooza, Miller said he was shocked when he realized he was now potentially responsible for feeding an entire stadium.
Miller said, “I was actually at the game when he hit and my first reaction was I looked at my dad and said DID THAT JUST HAPPEN!? I OWE EVERYONE NUGGETS NOW!”
He also said he’s been a Phillies fan as long as he can remember.
“I played baseball my entire life and always loved the Phillies. My dream was to play for them!”
Unfortunately, Miller’s dreams of manning the field for the Phils never materialized. But he can at least say he gave away a bunch of chicken nuggets at a Phillies game one time.
How many of us can say the same?
It turns out, Miller did have a moment with Hoskins, even if it was ever-so-brief.
CAUGHT A BALL FROM @RhysHoskins22 @Phillies THIS IS CRAZY pic.twitter.com/IXgGdzebZV— Damon Miller Jr. (@Damon_Miller_Jr) September 20, 2017
I love happy endings.