stay classy, Philadelphia

Although Boston fans engage in their fair share of jeers that balance brutality with brilliance, I stand in awe of Philadelphia fans, who always manage to kick it up to the next level. I first noticed this years ago while watching a televised Flyers playoff game from the old Centrum, when, after each opposing player’s name was announced, the crowd screamed in unison, “sucks!” During this year’s NLCS, I watched with knowing admiration as, with each Manny Ramirez at bat, Phillies fans utilized a Fenway favorite, “you do steroids!” and later, “take a shower!”

Still, I have to hand it to the city of Philadelphia, who, according to philly.com, “took extra precautions this year, going so far as to grease utility and light poles to dissuade would-be climbers.”

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