Originally written on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 11/24/12
I grew up in New England, where I was exposed to the Red Sox growing up. Unfortunately, I could never get excited about the team. One day, back around 2004 or so, I was watching the Phillies on television and instantly fell in love with the team. They showed a great deal of heart and struck me as a team full of true winners, regardless of their win-loss record at the end of the season. Ever since that year, I’ve been following the team religiously. When I started dating my boyfriend (now fiance) five and a half years ago, he began to love the team just as much as I do. Although it’s hard to take trips to Philadelphia, we’ve been to see the Phillies play at home two separate times and have seen them play five times in all (between the two of us). On top of everything, my fiance proposed to me at Citizens Bank Park this past week when he took me to a game for my birthday! It was one of the best moments of my life and made the Phillies and the park that much more special! I don’t think I could ever love any other team as much as the Phillies! - Amber Read more “Why I Love the Phillies” stories from Phillies Nation readers here.
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