Baseball is a business.
As much as we would like to think that baseball is truly "America's pastime" and a game that we can know and love, it is important to understand that at the professional level, the game of baseball is considered "professional" for a reason. It's a business.
There are millions of dollars on the line and reputations to be made and lost every day. As is the case with any business like the sport of baseball, there are bound to be a few controversies that pop up and the Philadelphia Phillies have seen quite a few.
So what's the best way to avoid a baseball controversy?
Well, you're not going to be. But the one thing that you can do to prepare yourself is to look back over the franchise history and learn to avoid the mistakes.
Here, let me give you a hand. These are the top 20 controversies in the history of the Phillies.