Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Who's Cheering for Philly?: An Exhaustive List

With the 2008 World Series right around the corner, you might be wondering "who, exactly, is actually cheering for the Phillies?"

It's a valid question. I didn't know the answer either, until I did a little research*.

So, here is my exhaustive list of the sorts of people who might be cheering for the Phillies:

  • Oakland fans who find a certain comfort-zone with the Phillies' take on the "Just stepped off the prison bus" style.
  • Eric Karabell
  • People who live in Philadelphia
  • The Phillies' mothers. (At least until they see how adorable Jason Bartlett is.)
  • Someone at my work, because they anonymously scrawled "Go Phillies" on a whiteboard. I wanted to take a picture to document it, but my workplace is shrouded in secrecy, so I'm pretty sure if I pulled out a camera, the security guard would tackle me. And I'm fragile.
  • Kevin Eubanks
  • Obsessive-compulsives who only like the color red.
  • My old college arch-nemesis, who moved to the East Coast and decided to jump on the Red Sox bandwagon when they started winning. Plus, she's evil. Like a demon.
  • Demons
  • Nick Swisher
  • The Yankees

And that's it. Everyone else should be cheering for the adorable-and-good-at-baseball Rays.

*And by "did a little research," I obviously mean "wasted time at work making things up in my head."


caryn said...

You forgot the hootchie who was sitting behind home plate at Fenway for Game 5 wearing full Phillies gear. She probably had on a Phillies thong.

Katie said...

She's probably a demon.

PatGLex said...

Probably my brother in law, because he lives in DC and normally roots for the NL Nationals (and the Phila. Eagles in football). But how anyone could root for a team in a city where the fans are known as the meanest in sports is beond my comprehension.

Anonymous said...

I had to explain to a coworker yesterday that my boyfriend has decided he will cheer for the Phillies (tho he knows I am cheering for the Rays.)

"Is he just trying to be difficult?"

"Yeah, probably."


claudia said...

everyone at the nursing home i work at is cheering for the rays. just to be on the safe side, though, i told them that if they don't, they don't get any food.

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