Aug 17, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; The Phillie Phanatic entertains the crowd with help from a young Philadelphia Phillies fan in between innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park. The Dodgers defeated the Phillies, 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
In the realm of television characters, you cannot undergo quite as drastic a transformation as Walter White did in Breaking Bad. From a dying, family man trying to do what he can to provide for his family to a egocentric megalomaniac bent on ruling the drug trade, Walter quickly did a complete heal turn.
According to one of the show’s writers, whose tweet we’ve embedded below, the show’s creators axed a scene showing Walter wearing a Philadelphia Phillies jersey.
Why was the scene cut? Well, according to Thomas Schnauz, they felt that would “make him too unlikable”.
Well, there is certainly a clouded view of Phillies fan in general, but would I go as far as to insinuate that it would make a character unlikable? Probably not. Still, it’s kind of a neat piece of pop culture that could have been. That would have put him right up there in the pantheon of other famous Phillies fans in Bill Cosby, Will Smith, Tina Fey, Tim McGraw, and Kevin Bacon.
Now, if maybe Walter was a right-handed hitter with some pop in his bat, the Phillies might hand him a jersey anyway. Well, once they looked past his shady reputation maybe.