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Click here to read my interview for the Baseball Bloggers Alliance. Stay tuned for more interviews of the other various members as well.
Here’s my favorite question from the set:
Question 7: How much of the “Philly fan” reputation is deserved?
None. You can’t make rash generalizations about groups of people. There are bad apples in every bushel. For instance, several years ago, a couple fans in Oakland threw cherry bombs and injured a young boy. The Royals’ first base coach, Tom Gamboa, was stabbed during a baseball game in Chicago against the White Sox. There is nothing inherent to living in Philadelphia that makes one significantly more vicious at sporting events.
At every Phillies game I’ve gone to, the fans have been very civil.