Ben Revere hits first career home run, gets silent treatment (Video)

Ben Revere home runBen Revere on Tuesday finally hit his first career home run, and his Phillies teammates marked the occasion by giving him the silent treatment.

Revere had gone 1,465 career at-bats without ever hitting a home run — this is his fifth season in the bigs — until he took Boone Logan deep in the 7th inning of a 6-2 loss to the Rockies. Revere did a trot like he hits 20 dingers per season and acted like it was no big deal. His teammates gave him the silent treatment like teams usually do when a player hits his first career home run or hits one to break a big drought, and he knew what was going on.

Per MLB.com, Revere’s home run drought marked the longest stretch to start a big league career since Frank Taveras went 1,594 at-bats from 1972-77. That’s kind of crazy.

“Definitely good getting that monkey off your back,” Revere said via MLB.com’s Erik Bacharach. “My game is mainly hit line drives and hit the ball on the ground. I get in a lot of trouble when I hit the ball in the air. We were hoping we would win the game, but it was a good feeling.”

You’re dang right it was a good feeling. At that point, it’s almost like you want to hit the home run just to prove that you can do it.

Ben Revere pays tribute to Boston bombing with glove, makes incredible catch (Video)

Ben-Revere-catchPhiladelphia Phillies outfielder Ben Revere had a very memorable night on Monday. For starters, he made one of the most spectacular catches we will see all season in the second inning of a loss to the Cincinnati Reds. As you can see from the video above, Revere went full extension on a line drive to center field to rob extra bases and double off a runner at first base. It was an incredible play, as the 24-year-old’s body was completely horizontal to the ground.

In addition to the catch, Revere also made a heartwarming gesture by paying tribute to the Boston Marathon bombing with a message on his glove. As I’m sure you have heard, tragic explosions left at least three people dead and more than 100 injured near the finish line of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday. Revere placed a pace of tape across the side of his glove with the words “pray for Boston” written across it.

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Ben Revere celebrates Black History Month with chicken and waffles chips

Ben Revere chicken and waffles

Ben Revere decided to celebrate Black History Month the way any reasonable person would: by buying some chicken and waffles flavored chips.

The Philadelphia Phillies outfielder appeared to be shopping at a store Tuesday when he tweeted a picture of the new flavor of Lay’s chips. He asked if he should try them and, in his next tweet, he suggested fellow African-American ballplayer Denard Span grab a bag.

There’s nothing quite like celebrating February’s Black History Month with a stereotype about African-American eating preferences. At least this wasn’t as bad as Michael and Martellus Bennett’s Black Olympics video.

Revere better give his Twitter followers a review of the chips. They’re one of three finalists for the newest Lay’s flavor, competing with cheesy garlic bread and sriracha.

Ben Revere Makes Amazing Catch (Video)

Ben Revere is developing a reputation as a center fielder who makes spectacular catches on a regular basis. Last week he burned former teammate Delmon Young with two sweet grabs in the same game. He went over his shoulder to rob Delmon in the first inning last Wednesday. That catch was nice, but it had nothing on this spectacular grab made against the Orioles Monday night. Check out the video:

You know it’s not Vladimir Guerrero’s season when he gets robbed on a catch like that. We’ve posted some pretty amazing plays here at LBS, and that’s up there with some of the best catches of the season. But when it comes to awesome baseball catches, nothing will top this sweet Spiderman grab. Nothing.