Phillies: 5 unforgettable things from 2020 home games
By Matt Rappa
1. The Phandemic Krew
Last but not least, who could forget the Phandemic Krew? Fans may have not been allowed inside Citizens Bank Park, but this passionate group of fans still made its presence seen and heard just beyond the center field gates in Ashburn Alley.
Thanks to the efforts of two southern New Jersey residents, Oscar Alvarado, of Audubon, and Brett MacMinn, of Haddon Township, the Philadelphia fan still was represented.
Before this year, I am not quite sure fans even knew there was a gate where the Krew gathered, trying to catch a glimpse of live game action.
The Krew may have started small in the opening Miami Marlins and New York Yankees series — including when Aaron Boone complained to umpires about them making too much noise — but come the final home series against the Toronto Blue Jays, they were anything but. They began selling T-shirts and other gear benefiting Phillies Charities, and will soon have their own bobblehead to go along with it.
The group is the embodiment of the true Philadelphia Phillies fan. Diehards. Being there for the team, through good times and bad. Making sure the other team hears it, and even the Phillies themselves when things are not done the right way. You have to love it.
It will be interesting to see if the Krew gathers for any potential postseason games, even with the Phillies playing in either Houston or Arlington, Texas.
We will never forget the Phandemic Krew, cardboard, cutouts, you name it, about the 2020 Phillies season. And, better yet, the final chapter has yet to be written.