Tribute To Phillies Fans

Written by Kent on February 15, 2010 – 7:05 pm

During a recent conversation (via Twitter) with Phillies fans about the apparent fact – according to them – that Roy Halladay is indeed the second coming of Christ, I was reminded of just how wonderfully spirited Phillies fans can be. While I realize that trading one ace for another (Cliff Lee for Roy Halladay) makes the Phillies completely bulletproof and utterly unbeatable, I’m still clinging to faint hopes that perhaps somehow the Braves can prevent the Phils from going 162-0 this season. As Andy Dufresne once said… “Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”

Let’s see, where were we? Oh, yes, Phillies fans.

It is out of my fondest care and affection for these most lovable of all fans that I bring you the following tribute to Phillies fanatics everywhere. Enjoy.

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32 Responses to “Tribute To Phillies Fans”

  1. By Angry_Boonie on Feb 16, 2010 | Reply

    Nice. Keep in mind, the Braves won 14 straight division titles, yet won just 1 WS championship, and repeatedly failed to sell out playoff games.

    Use whatever adjectives you like, but we are fans. Take notes, Atlanta.

  2. By Jonathan on Feb 16, 2010 | Reply

    Hard to argue that one. Atlanta sports fans are some of the most fair-weather fans there are….ESPN even told us so.

    At least some of us are fans win or lose.

  3. By Kent C. on Feb 16, 2010 | Reply

    All in good fun. I wish Braves fans were a little more spirited, even if that did mean more obnoxious. =)

  4. By southernersaresmart on Feb 16, 2010 | Reply

    that's about as lame as it gets.

  5. By Guest on Feb 16, 2010 | Reply

    Wow, that was horrible. Last time I checked, the Phillies have as many championships since 1991 as the Braves do.

  6. By Kent C. on Feb 16, 2010 | Reply

    Aaah… Phillies fans not enjoying the tribute? Come on, you've got to have thicker skin than that!

  7. By guest on Feb 16, 2010 | Reply

    fair weather fans to say the least. get ready for another mediocre season ATL.

  8. By General Sherman on Feb 16, 2010 | Reply

    kent, good call because most of us do have thicker skin. not too many sappy replies coming from phils fans.. just thought i'd point out that the attempt was lame. How many times do you think out-of-towners believe we're offended by "you, you.. you food eaters!"

    it happens at an alarming level, aka, lame.

  9. By doug on Feb 17, 2010 | Reply

    the phillies sure have some big home run numbers playing in those little league dimensions. they need some shut em down pitchers. don't they.

  10. By maxL on Feb 17, 2010 | Reply

    We may be cheesesteak-eating, beer-drinking, shitty-team-booing phillies fans, but at least we sell out home games.

  11. By Chris on Feb 17, 2010 | Reply

    Hey, that was nice but rather than post something obnoxious, why don't you just root for your team, the Phillies fans will root for their team and we'll see where each is in October?

  12. By Jonathan on Feb 17, 2010 | Reply

    Don't worry . . . we'll move on to a favorite pasttime of making fun of the Mets soon.

  13. By doug on Feb 17, 2010 | Reply

    if is a big word in any language, but if every thing works out with the new additions. i think the braves are the team to beat in the NL. the 2010 NL east banner will fly high at Turner field.

  14. By Fuqua on Feb 18, 2010 | Reply

    even if that 2010 NL East flag was flying at Turner Field, there would only be like 350 people in attendance to see it. Seriously, Braves fans are pathetic.

  15. By fuck the braves on Feb 18, 2010 | Reply

    over/under on number of games chipper jones plays this year: 65
    over/under on number of runs/game scored without him in the lineup: 2.5

  16. By fuck the braves on Feb 18, 2010 | Reply

    o wait shoot, i forgot they got MELKY CABRERA WOOOOO

  17. By doug on Feb 18, 2010 | Reply

    is the season over already the stats i am reading suggest that the braves won the NL East with 350 in attendance. The thing that gets the Philly and Met fans is there are millions of Braves fans all over the world. 14 banners in a row will do that!!!!!! and a world championship to go with that. Speaks for itself doesn't it.

  18. By Jonathan on Feb 18, 2010 | Reply

    Don't forget about TBS.

  19. By John Smoltz on Feb 18, 2010 | Reply

    Yeah whoever said something about the dimensions at Citzens Bank I agree! It's so unfair!!!!!!

    BRB…gotta go change my tampon

  20. By don on Feb 18, 2010 | Reply

    Phillies home runs on the road last year: 116
    Second in the NL: 94

    In all seriousness the Braves are definitely the Phils biggest threat in the East with a deep pitching staff and an outfield that won't be totally inept this year. It amazes me that they were able to trade Frenchy for someone who knows what the strike zone is, but then again Minaya is an idiot.

  21. By General Sherman on Feb 18, 2010 | Reply

    Oh Doug, you and your extensive baseball knowledge.

    CBP ranked 16th last season in Hr's pe game at 1.005per. 16th out of 30 my man. 2009 was an anomaly? No, in 2008 they ranked 12th in Hr's per game even with one of the most powerful lineups in all of baseball in that time period.

    Plus, with "smaller dimensions" its actually harder to find the gap for extra bases (that's a double or triple, doug). That means it's actually harder to move guys from base to base, you know, those white things set 90 foot apart and shit.

    Also, I want to know more about CBP's little league dimensions. 330' down each line, 409' to not so straight away center with a 24 foot wall. The only power alleys are LC and RC where it doesn't dome out like a traditional ball park.

    Doug, tell me more about what you know.

  22. By Ryan Howard on Feb 18, 2010 | Reply

    @Doug

    i'm glad to you know so much about CBP and the Phillies. i bet you just forgot my career home and away stats are better or equal away versus @ small little league citizen's bank park. I mean, the same BA and similar AB/HR truly shows how small my home park is, right? and the 450' HRs i hit to CF at home would have been flyball outs in every other park.

    thanks for your support

  23. By doug on Feb 19, 2010 | Reply

    lets see the bases are 90 feet apart they are fixed to the ground with a shaft that fits inside a cylinder in the ground and they are square. and home plate is in a different shape right. and Hank Aaron hit 755 home runs in his career. 733 playing for the Braves, and 22 playing for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1975 and 1976. Not to bad a career wouldn't you agree.

  24. By duane on Feb 19, 2010 | Reply

    wow what a BLAST!

  25. By hoyajersey on Feb 19, 2010 | Reply

    prove it.

  26. By General Sherman on Feb 19, 2010 | Reply

    doug, a cylinder that is square? blows my mind, really.

    and Aaron had a great career, thanks for pointing out that irrelevant fact since you can't hang in our previous discussion.

  27. By doug on Feb 20, 2010 | Reply

    does CBP have nothing to hold their bases in place. are they laying loose on the ground like play grounds are. I'm hanging in with a winner the Atlanta Braves. you Philly fans should get used to looking at tail lights. that what you and the Mets are gonna be looking at is the Braves tail lights going out of sight heading for the World Series. General you need to rethink your strategy. The Braves fans will be there to celebrate the victory.

  28. By Jack on Feb 20, 2010 | Reply

    The Braves first baseman is Troy Glaus. Obviously, a World Series winner.

  29. By jersey on Mar 8, 2010 | Reply

    we dont mean to stereotype, but you brave fans are pretty much all alike… you're so miserable in your own existence that you'd even fuck your own sister… you would fuck courtney love… if she was in the family… here's to you, mr. racist redneck braves fan… hopefully you faggots finish in dead last 15 years in a row…

  30. By Jonathan on Mar 8, 2010 | Reply

    We don't mean to stereotype either, but thanks for your visit as a typical Phillies fan. :)

  31. By Castrologist on Mar 13, 2010 | Reply

    Phils are goin' down this year! Transplant USA makes it hard to sell out games sometimes. Half the people here don't even root for the Braves, but rather the team they grew up watching up North or wherever. Enjoy the wildcard.

  32. By Mister Potato Head on Mar 30, 2010 | Reply

    Or maybe you should just go climb the North Tower, since apparently we're all about posting insensitive things here.

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