Dallas Keuchel Thanks Heckler For Paying His Salary On Signed Ball (Photo)


Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel had the day off Thursday night from everything but engaging with hecklers.

Keuchel took a page out of Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips’ playbook, and sent a chatty fan home with a souvenir. With the Astros taking on the Athletics in Oakland on Thursday night, Keuchel had heard enough from one heckler during his team’s 13-1 loss, so he decided to get the last laugh, by thanking the fan for paying his salary. [tweet https://twitter.com/nickw888/statuses/492193188354859008 align=’center’]

While the comeback was solid, it was made all the sweeter with Keuchel opting to sign a heart before his jersey number. That might be a major league first.

Coincidentally, Keuchel actually is having a pretty good season. The left-hander is 9-6 with a 3.29 ERA and is tied for the league lead with three complete games. However, a good season hasn’t really stopped hecklers before.


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