I grew up in a blue-collar town called Upper Darby, which is located right next to Philadelphia. Having three older brothers, developing an interest in sports was easy. Actually, it wasn't even an option. They were always vying for who the "better brother" was, but as natural order would have it, the oldest always came out on top.
Sports tie in with my very first memories as a child. I remember going to a Von Hayes Bat Day at the Vet and when the game culminated in a Phils' loss, I heaved my souvenir bat about 9 rows down, luckily, not hitting anyone. Thus, my life as a Philadelphia sports fan was born.