Philadelphia fans of any sport are very passionate about their teams. I grew up around the area, so you can always find me screaming for the Eagles, Phillies, Flyers, etc. Baseball is probably my favorite sport to watch, however, the past few years the Philadelphia Phillies have been struggling. From 2012 on, they had lost more games then they had won each season, which is not that great. But this year, we are holding out hope for a great season, and maybe even a repeat of the 2008 World Series against the New York Yankees.
The Phillies opened their season on March 28th, with a 10-4 win over the Atlanta Braves. In past years, opening day tickets were about a little over $100. This season, with the addition of star player Bryce Harper, tickets skyrocketed to over $400; everyone in Philadelphia knew we were about to have a really good team.
And that holds true, as the Phillies are the only team in the entire league that is undefeated right now. They hold a 4-0 record, winning all three of their games against the Braves, and just recently beat the Washington Nationals. Bryce Harper, the right fielder, used to play for the Nationals before he signed with the Phillies, so he was greeted with lots of boos and banter. He greeted them back with a home run towards the end of the game.
Besides Harper, key players include Maikel Franco, Andrew McCutchen, and Jake Arrieta. In my opinion, our offense is stronger than our defense, but if we continue to hit as we have been, we should be okay. Overall, I think this is our season. The season to come back and prove who we are, that we are not a "bad team".
We are Philadelphia, and hopefully our beloved baseball team can continue to show people that.