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Took my Steeler fan wife to a game a few years back. Less than 20 feet away from me, I watched two Steeler fans hold a Packers fan while a third Steeler fan punched him about 5 times. This happened in the middle of the game and not one person stopped it. Let's not pretend that Philadelphia fans are the only ones that do this crap. Every city has its fair share of idiot fans.
I'm so freakinh tired of people bringing this up it's ridiculous. Do you even know the Santa story? No you don't, you're just an ignorant moron. The Santa who was supposed to come that day didn't show up and so they pulled some guy out of the crowd who was wearing a Santa suit. He was by all accounts drunk and just acting like an idiot so they booed him. Nice original joke though. I'm sure whatever team you root for I could find some random incident to throw on you too.
So far this season, the Nationals have put on the DL: two C, 3B, RF, CF, utility man, 5th starter, set up man, and closer. Also, their LF/cleanup hitter and primary closer haven't played a game and aren't coming back until the all star break. Yes, the injury bug has obviously hit the Phillies, but it's hit the Nats just as hard, if not harder. Also, Ryan Howard and Chase Utley are well past their prime. Even when they come back, I hope you're not expecting them to be in '08 form. With busted knees and a rehabbing achilles, they will not be this teams saviors.
I never claimed the Nats are the beast of the east. However, it is very clear that they are a team on the rise, while the Phillies are a team in decline. Any objective viewer can see that. And while you know the names of the two "phenoms", our years of piss poor baseball and willingness to draft any talented prospect regardless of cost/signability issues has stacked our farm system. That will pay dividends for years.
Yes, it's only May. But these games count towards the final standings just as much now as they do in September. There's really nothing about this Phillies team that jumps out as a reason they'll be able to turn it around, either. The Nats have beat the Phillies in 7 of the last 8 meetings, going to keep it rolling next week.
What in the world makes you think the nationals farm system is stacked? Last I saw they were ranked in the mid-to-high teens in terms of farm systems, right in front of the phillies?
So much fail in this thread. The nats took the 4th or 5th best hitter in the phils lineup and paid him 60 million dollars more than ANYONE in baseball offered. Please dont talk about poor contracts.
To be honest, it's mostly my blind homerism that thinks the system is stacked. It definitely is compared to where it was 5 years ago..But in all fairness, they were ranked #1 before the Gio trade, and had a hell of a draft last year.
And while the Werth contract was excessive, it was more of a statement. Before that, big name players wouldnt even consider the Natinals. Him coming on board, as well as some players developing, has turned the Nats into a legit destination. It's a little different than paying an aging 1st baseman power hitter over 100 mil.
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Question: How big of a news story would this have been in Philly?
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