08/31/2005: Congrats to Jeremy Hermida of the Florida Marlins....
who hit a grand slam in his first major league at bat. This is a feat that hasn't been accomplished since Bill Duggleby did it in 1898 (when he was pitching for the Phillies; the grand slam was Duggleby's only homer for that season).
The pity: there are so few fans at the Marlins' ballpark that poor Hermida didn't get much of an ovation, and the crowd (such as it was) didn't demand a curtain call from him.
That's a shame; the ESPN announcers were just pointing out that if this game were being played in St. Louis, the crowd would have undoubtedly given him a standing ovation, and probably demanded a curtain call. Just because St. Louis fans are like that.
Len on 08.31.05 @ 09:27 PM CST