Ban the fan! Ban the fan! Ban the fan!
Yes, ban the fan. Specifically, the Philadelphia Philly fan.
I purposely waited to address this issue until the World Series finished. I am a die-hard Yankee fan. I attended game two at the stadium and Jay Z and Alicia Keys got the New York mood going that night too.
With that, I made the trek up to Philadelphia for game 3. The fans in Philadelphia were the worst fans I have ever encountered. Not in the cheering so loudly without a pause but in the class-less, angry hater way.
MLB should ban this kind-of fan, as it kills the spirit of baseball. Just keep reading on.
The difference between passion and anger is what can take sports fan-ships from fun to scary. If you come to cheer on your team in Philly-land, beware that your life is in danger! Gender, age make no difference to the fanatics, as you are the enemy #1, with a bull-zie on your forehead.
Looks of disgust would be getting by easy, as threats, screaming to get the f-out of Philly and my favorite the questions that the Philly fan has no intention of letting you answer.
For example, from a personal experience a Philly fanatic stopped me and yelled, “HOW DOES IT FELL TO HAVE TO BUY A TEAM?”
Before my mouth even opens this person continued, even louder with, “THAT TEAM THAT SUCKS AND HOPE YOU LIKE TO LOSE. WELL, BETTER GET USED TO IT A-HOLE!!”
This can be followed by spitting on you or even pushing. It is not fun and doesn’t represent Philadelphia as a city very well. Uneducated, classless and unruly is how I would describe inmates in prison or fans of the Phillies.
The Phillies Mascot is the strangest creature I have ever seen.
Wikipedia defines 'the Phanatic' as, a fat furry green creature that somewhat resembles a bird from the rear view with a cylindrical beak containing a tongue that sticks out.
As a native New Yorker, the Phanatic boggles my mind. This thing runs up and down the top of the Phillies dugout, shaking its fat tummy in an attempt to get fans into the game.
Shockley, just a google search away was the history of this Phanatic. Apparently, the Phillies fans in the last 70's were so unruly that other teams were complaining and the amount of fights fans caused was overwhelming. This was happening regardless of the Phillies success as a team.
So, the solution to this problem was the Phanatic. This mascot's job came with the hopes into attracting families to the games. The Phanatic’s presence has not changed a thing for the Phillies; except maybe the astro-turf of Veteran’s Stadium to a now the grass at the new Citizens Bank Park.
The Phanatic has been around for a long time but that is about all he will go down in history for, as not for any change in the spirit of his fans.
1.A continuation of the above banter or bullshit, whatever you want to call it.
We cannot forget about the towel spinning. The team’s color is red and it screams on it’s on. The need to freak out by spinning the red and white towels like your having a seizure is just annoying.
This is distracting to everyone who is involved, even the other fanatics involved in this routine. It’s like looking at someone wearing one of those dizzy t-shirts that you can only handle looking at for five seconds. There is no way this can help anyone, except the people who have the job of handing these out for free as you walk into the ballpark.
Other teams (aka Mets) are guilty of this act of god-knows- what and this fully applies to them too.
Yankees had Jay Z perform, John Legend and Mary J singing the National Anthem during the world series games in New York.
The Phillies had the Phanatic doing ‘The Monster Mash’; needn’t say much more. I had the lovely opportunity to witness this personally
I had the pleasure of being at both these games and Jay Z was incrdiable.
In Game 3, so to say I was embarrassed for the Phillies is an understatement.
The National Anthem featured singer was GLEE, a supposed-ed show I have never heard of, ever! It was poor showing for Philadelphia, considering across the street, that same rainy night Pearl Jam, The Boss and Neil Diamond were doing a show together.
Hey, I would not want to sing for a bunch of unappreciative fans either.
During the games there are fans everywhere that will heckle a player from time to time. Every baseball game has the fan that is head to toe in the home teams apparel but spends the entire nine innings, winning or losing just heckling the other team.
In Citizens Bank Park that is the majority of the fans. The negative energy is exhausting to listen too. Please note that every ballpark has this fan but no one like them anywhere.
Well, try thousands of “GOOD JOB AROD, GO AND F(*# MANDONNA! YOU F’n HOMO; DID YOU REMEMBER TO JUICE-UP BEFORE THE GAME?”
The chanting of “YANKEES SUCK” is the Philly fans definition of cheering on their team. Understand that is going to happen but when its all that happens, thats when it is a problem. The problem being the team who is on your jersey, hat and underwear is losing.
As the saying goes, “Press is Press” and can’t feel so good if your playing on the field at home.