Just like old times, the beautiful sound of CHOOOOOOOOOCH permeated Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday night.
Philadelphia was able to salute its beloved Carlos Ruiz as the catcher returned for the first time since being traded last August. (CSNPhilly.com Phillies Insider Jim Salisbury beautifully captured Ruiz's return here.)
Ruiz did not start for the Mariners but that didn't stop him from getting his much-deserved standing ovation from fans and a video tribute from the Phillies in the middle of the third inning.
Watch the ovation and Ruiz's reaction in the video above and peep the video tribute below these shots (first picture courtesy of AP). Ruiz made an appearance in the eighth inning as a pinch-hitter and received another big applause and plenty more CHOOOOOOCH chants. Watch it here.
(And get ready for a big ovation on Wednesday afternoon when Ruiz starts.)
Those arent booooooos— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) May 10, 2017
Standing 👏🏻 for Carlos Ruiz and video tribute pic.twitter.com/eBLNecWvKq