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I think no matter where you go in baseball nowadays, there is always going to be a strong Philadelphia following.
But facing the Phillies at home in the NLDS, after what has seemingly been another magical year, is just about THE single most difficult thing to have to deal with in baseball.
The Philadelphia faithful are the true X-factor here.
The droves upon droves of elite baseball fans that pack in Citizen's Bank Park—in a playoff setting mind you—is just simply too much to bear for many, and with that incredible strength behind them, the Phillies are just unstoppable.
But what does this mean? Most Phillies' fans already know this.
It's about precedent.
It's about setting the tone and sending the message loud and clear for every competitor in the National League to hear which simply says: get ready because here we, and our 60,000-plus, come...are you ready?
Setting the tone now and allowing the fans to have three out of five at home provides a catalyst that no pep talk can even hold a candle to.
This fanbase is NOTHING to take lightly!
The setting is there for the taking. A potential home-stint for three out of five, in a favorable situation with 60,000-plus screaming their you know whats off.
Yeah, a definite X-factor that the Brewers—an already bad road team—will have no answer for.