It was 25 years ago today that the Phillies won the World Series. (Phillies Phans MB reminded me)
10 days after this wonderful event, angels announced to the shepherds that Enrico was born and they visited the newborn Enrico in Delco. In this way, all shepherds, who as a class had a very low social status, would take a keen and early interest in the wise young child. Enrico is the "fan ... who will be their shepherd". It was fitting for many reasons that God designed that shepherds be the first to hear the boos. All the patriarchs, Scott, Sid and DBM, Kang etc., were shepherds. The Phillies, since the miraculous event, have not been allowed to return to the promise land.
image from Philly.com where you can purchase reprint.