It’s not the alcohol; it’s a legitimate bromance that has us whipped into a frenzy.
Yes, I read the quotes attributed to you by Ryan Lawrence of the Delco Times. You said, “These fans have a knack for getting a little louder than everyone else. I don’t know if it’s alcohol-induced or what.”
As much as people may want to think we need a little something extra in our morning coffee, or some additional beverages at the ballpark to get us going, it’s just not true. The fact is, we love you.
Oh, and we’re just smarter than everyone else. In fact, you yourself said one reason you elected to return to Philly instead of Texas or moving to New Yawk was the fans. “They don’t need a telemprompter to know when to cheer,” you said at the time.
We’re loud because we appreciate hard work and demand it. You and the Fightins have been delivering that since 2007. After nearly two decades of ineptness by the franchise, we just have a ton of pent up energy we’re now displaying. Oh, and it feels great!!
And, as loud as you think we have been. You ain’t seen nothing yet. Win a World Series and then you can talk about us being loud. Just ask Hamels, Lidge, Howard and JRoll about that!
See you in five days, Cliff!