Originally written November 09, 2012 on Phillies Nation:
I love the Phillies because I grew up following the team. My late father was a Phillies’ fan and he was very excited when they were finally having a great season in 1950. He listened to the radio (and later TV) broadcasts of every game that took place when he wasn’t at work. I started rooting along as well, even though I was very young in 1950 (I was in the second grade). Then we got a TV set in our house and they started televising the Saturday and Sunday games. All through the rest of the Fifties my hero was Robin Roberts. Of course I suffered along with other fans when the 1964 Phillies blew that lead. Little did I know that I would have to wait until 1980 for that elusive World Championship! Ah, but how sweet it was !!!! I still root for them today. They are MY TEAM, win or lose! I supported them in their good years and I supported them in their bad years. I grew up in Wilmington Delaware and I now reside in Newark Delaware. I have watched them play games at Connie Mack Stadiu...
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