Found August 15, 2012 on Philliedelphia:
Photo: Philliedelphia/Lindsey Crew Ever since the Phillies won the World Series a lot of people have become Phillies fans. For some hardcore Phillies fans this has caused some problems. As a lifelong Phillies fan I have mixed feelings about this issue. So let’s take a minute to put down our Schmitters and $7 dollar beers and look at the pros and cons.Pros: Well the most obvious is that all these new fans means the Phillies are winning. This is still a fairly new experience for me. This is the 34th season the Phillies have played in my lifetime and they’ve only made the playoffs 10 times. The first 4 times came before I was in kindergarten and the last 5 have come the last 5 years. So for those of you not good at math that’s only 1 appearance that I was really able to e old enough to know what was going on before 2007. The next pro is that they are filling the stadium and selling merchandise which means they have money to keep signing players. I’m not missing the days of players lea...
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