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Old 06-07-2006, 05:02 PM   #1
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This thread is about asking me, the average Philadelphia sports fan, a question. Why are we like we are? What do I think about this upcoming season or this Phillies team? Anything.

(BTW, I have no idea whether people care or not. Just throwing it out there)
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Old 06-07-2006, 06:20 PM   #2
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As a Mets fan, I often went to the Vet when the Phillies played the Mets and always got out alive. Of course, that might be because there were always lots more Mets fans than Phillie fans there. It was kind of the Mets fan's home away from home.

Actually for the horrible reputation Philly fans have, I only had nice experiences there--except when the Phillies always beat the Mets in like the ninth inning like all the time. But that wasn't the Philly fans' fault. But did you have to gloat SO much? Really, the fans couldn't have been nicer and I immensely enjoyed the very creative heckling.

So why do you guys get your reputation besides for booing Mike Schmidt and cheering opposition injuries?

By the way, do the locals call the new stadium Citizens Bank Park or something less corporaty.
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can i take back the lenny dykstra for juan samuel trade on behalf of the mets? just as like an honorary thing?
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Old 06-07-2006, 06:35 PM   #4
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Oh, please!!!
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As a Mets fan, I often went to the Vet when the Phillies played the Mets and always got out alive. Of course, that might be because there were always lots more Mets fans than Phillie fans there. It was kind of the Mets fan's home away from home.

Actually for the horrible reputation Philly fans have, I only had nice experiences there--except when the Phillies always beat the Mets in like the ninth inning like all the time. But that wasn't the Philly fans' fault. But did you have to gloat SO much? Really, the fans couldn't have been nicer and I immensely enjoyed the very creative heckling.

So why do you guys get your reputation besides for booing Mike Schmidt and cheering opposition injuries?

By the way, do the locals call the new stadium Citizens Bank Park or something less corporaty.
We gloat because we rarely get that opportunity. Trust me, it wasn't just a win. It was a win against New York, and people in Philadelphia hate all things New York.

The reputation? It's about as exxagerated as can get. We booed Mike Schmidt for trying to be private in a public business. He was changing something that was already pretty set. He was a jerk. Did I agree with it? No - the guy played hard and was as successful as can be. And he stayed in Philly. And we cheered ONE opposition injury: Michael Irvin. C'mon, it's Michael Irvin. Did we know his neck was broken? No. We thought he'd just gotten shaken up by a hard hit. After that few cheers were heard.

The reputation is misleading. We're not nearly as violent as it's portrayed. We don't fight out-of-town fans. We're not punks. We know the game. All we expect is hustle and a moderate amount of success from a player.

The only truth is that we DO boo all the time. Guys get in the doghouse and that's it for them.

And for CBP, we tried. The Linc was found for Lincoln Financial Field, but we couldn't get anything for CBP. It is rarely called by name. You just say you were at a Phils game, not the stadium. No one liked the name, and some local stations tried pathetic names like "The Bank" and "The Vault" that never stuck.
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can i take back the lenny dykstra for juan samuel trade on behalf of the mets? just as like an honorary thing?
No.

Any trades that we could make successfully have to stand. After the Ed Wade Era, we deserve to keep the thing.
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This thread is about asking me, the average Philadelphia sports fan, a question. Why are we like we are? What do I think about this upcoming season or this Phillies team? Anything.

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I've got a question. I used to live in the area. Why do you guys whine so much? Seriously. It was depressing listening to 610 WIP all day, genuinely depressing.

And Howard Eskin was a douche to boot.
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We were the Phillies' Triple A affilliate for the past 18 years. How do you guys feel about taking in a Triple A home game in Ottawa next year until Allentown is ready? Beautiful city, but if your farm team was bitching about having to play in Scranton in April....
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What about throwing batteries at JD Drew the first time he came to Philly?


I love the fact that you guys had a courthouse inside the Vet for Eagles' games.


What about the Southwest commercial where the guy says Philly is just like a baby New York? do you want to mangle him?
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Is it true you guys booed Santa Claus?

Be honest
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What about throwing batteries at JD Drew the first time he came to Philly?
Oh, yeah. And death threats against Mitch Williams? OK, he did give up the home run that blew the Series for you, but still....

And is it my imagination that the Phillies choose to trade or release an inordinate amount of pitchers just as they are about to mature into really great pitchers?
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Have any of your still living relatives ever actually witnessed a Philadelphia major sports championship?
(The Iggles winning the NFC title doesn't count although most Phillyians acted like it did, but remember you vomited the Superbowl away).
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