Phillies: 5 unforgettable things from 2020 home games

The Phillie Phanatic celebrates a win (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Ahead of the Phillies’ likely final home game of the season, we look back at some of the unique things we will never forget from 2020

The 2020 Philadelphia Phillies season, which began with the hire of well-respected manager Joe Girardi and the unpopular costume change to the beloved Phillie Phanatic mascot, had its headlines quickly shift to doubt and uncertainty amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Yet, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association worked together to come up with a way to play some semblance of a season — all the while keeping the health and safety of players, coaches, and staff the top priority. For the most part, their efforts were successful.

Barring an Atlanta Braves collapse and a tremendous finish for the Girardi-led Phillies over their final eight games, Sunday’s series finale — behind rookie RHP Adonis Medina for his MLB debut — will likely mark their final 2020 home game.

Only the top four teams in the National League would host the three-game Wild Card Series, before those who advance to the NLDS then report to Texas for the remainder of postseason play. Given the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres seemingly have the Nos. 1 and 4 seeds all but clinched, they would have to be the National League East championships to host their first postseason game since the tragic ending to the 2011 NLDS.

We will never forget 2020 for a lot of reasons. For baseball fans, in particular, some will mark it down with an asterisk in the record books; but for all, there will be memories that will carry with them for a lifetime.

Read through for five things we will never forget about the Phillies’ 2020 home slate.