Rollins' energy driving Phillies

During his 33-game hitting streak, Jimmy Rollins has played a huge role in keeping the Phillies in playoff contention.

Originally Published: September 28, 2005
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN Insider

PHILADELPHIA -- Jimmy Rollins might be the late-season scourge of the National League, but he's still just Gigi's little boy. When Rollins took a Danny Graves pitch off the helmet and went sprawling in the batter's box earlier this week, the impact resonated all the way back home to Alameda, Calif.

"My mom was watching the game and she didn't like it when I got hit,'' Rollins said. "She told me she felt it all the way to her bones. When I got up and started smiling, she knew I was OK.''

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