PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jayme Hoskins is put to work for sports fans in Philadelphia.
The wife of Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins let fans smash World Series beers on her tab. Jayme Hoskins turned into a baseball barfly and let the free beers fly at the Phillies’ recent postseason games.
The beer runs are almost as popular as the ones the Phillies poured against the Astros in Game 3, a 7-0 beating that included a home run from Rhys.
Wearing a red Phillies blazer with ‘Hoskins’ printed on the back, Jayme had her name chanted by fans on Wednesday night as she slipped to the bar closest to right field in the lobby ahead of Game 4 .
She had previously tweeted Section 104 as her corner bar of choice at Citizens Bank Park and hinted she might be found there around 30 minutes before the first pitch – and her husband was about to take the field at first base.
“If you know anything about baseball and its quirks, then you know where the beers are about to be,” she tweeted.
One bartender painted Hoskins “No. 17” red on his cheek and wore the first baseman’s “Ring the Bell” T-shirt. Another exclaimed, “She want 50 more?” when Jayme ordered another round.
Yes, from 50. At $17 a pop.
Hoskins might as well have been Rhys as fans harassed her for selfies, and she knelt down for a group photo with dozens of World Series foam suckers. She was polite — she’s a Phillies fan, after all — and asked drinkers to have their IDs ready and to say “please” and “thank you” to servers who take out the buds at a faster pace than her husband crushes the post-season circuits. .
She sent her first “beer here!” tweet when the Phillies clinched the NL pennant in Game 5 of their Championship Series against San Diego. She joked on Twitter that someone should buy her a beer.
Hoskins said she then decided, “No, I’m buying you all a beer.”
She maintained the alcoholic tradition – the couple hosted a charity event this year at Philly’s Yards Brewery – and have no plans to stop for Game 5 on Thursday night
“I’ve been hearing about Red October for about seven years,” she says. “He didn’t disappoint in any way. It was amazing.
“And I know it’s not over!”
South Philly’s Joseph Connolly, wearing a Bryce Harper jersey, sipped his first free Hoskins beer in the first World Series game of his life. The 28-year-old Phillies fan read Hoskins’ tweets and, uh, just lingered in the area along with his tweets of previous beer giveaways.
“It’s one of the most generous things you can do,” he said.
Rhys Hoskins was on board with his wife playing baseball bartender.
“All right now, really,” he said ahead of Game 4. “She’s having a lot of fun with it. Obviously the fans are enjoying it too.”
Hoskins, however, might just pass on one of those Budweiser big boys. The favorite beer of sluggers: Yuengling.
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