Philadelphia Phillies: 10 Things We Learned from Opening Weekend

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Philadelphia Phillies: 10 Things We Learned from Opening Weekend
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I had the pleasure and privilege of attending all three games this weekend for the Phillies. The atmosphere was absolutely electric. The weather did not stop more than 45,000 "phanatical" fans from showing up at each game and proving once again that the stigma of the Philadelphia fans that booed Santa more than 50 years ago is indeed history.

I have written previously about how picking against the Phillies has become the sexy thing to do with the national and even local media. Whether it was the injuries, personnel decisions or the Braves being the best team ever built, the most anticipated season in the entire 121-year history of Phillies baseball lost much of its luster leading up to Opening Day.

A few of my colleagues and myself have tried to keep to keep things positive and remind everyone that we still are indeed the team to beat. Philadelphia, we are finally the Yankees (without selling our souls to the devil). Enjoy the moment. Still, many fans had their reservations and needed these three games as insurance that this team that Ruben Amaro has built can be as good on the field as it looks on paper.

I understand that these three games were against the lowly Astros and it has only been three games, but here are 10 things we have learned about the Phillies thus far, besides them being undefeated!

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