The Internet Relishes in Phillies Fans’ Misery


Jerks. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Last night’s Phillies/Braves game didn’t quite go according to plan for Phillies fans.

After Roberto Hernandez admirably surrendered only two runs in 6 IP, and Domonic Brown‘s 3-run HR gave the Phillies a 6-5 lead in the 8th, Dan Uggla had to be a nerd and hit a grand slam in the 9th to ostensibly win the game.

Dumb Dan Uggla, and his three true outcomes.

However, the moment that encapsulated the heartbreak of the day for fans was caught by ESPN cameras nationally broadcasting the game. A section of fans taking part in some good-natured Uggla taunting were prominently displayed on the telecast, as well as the expletives, disbelief and sadness that followed as the HR left the yard.

If you haven’t seen the video yet, it’s tough, but a must-watch. It has been running on heavy rotation all day on ESPN, particularly on Around the Horn and Pardon the Interruption.

Credit for that particular edit goes to Deadspin, who hilariously put the slowed footage to an indie rock track as part of their “Deadspin Video” series.

Admit it: I laughed, you laughed, we all laughed. It was a funny moment, and it absolutely should be on Sportscenter. However, there was a curious tone to a lot of the response online. Apparently, people don’t really like Philadelphia fans – and it’s always entertaining.

LOL #Barves. Those are the ones with suitable language. It’s not unexpected, especially when Google’s first suggestion for entering “Phillies fans” is “are the worst.” That’s totally fine, and it’s fun to have a chip on your shoulder – it’s not likely to change anyway.

However, now that it’s out there, the Google “fan suggestions” game is pretty fun.

Nationals fans? It’s actually “Nationals ban Phillies fans.” That’s #Natitude for you. “Braves fans” gets you “throw trash.” Never change, guys.

The Marlins’ instance is about being angry, and Mets’ allude to their inferiority complex being located near the Evil Empire. All pretty representative.

All this being said, everyone is right about one thing. That video is hilarious.

Also, we’re probably the worst.

Yeah, definitely the worst.

If anyone finds any similarly fun Google fan suggestions, send them to me @SpencerBingol and I’ll be happy to send out a retweet.