With the Flyers packing their bags, the Phillies mired in mediocrity (at best), the Sixers
spending their time on the links or perhaps the Taj, and the
Eagles coming off a 6-10 season from hell.. Philly fans don't have a lot to get excited
Philadelphians have been known to take pride in their passionate and often volatile
behavior. They haven't won anything in decades. They've earned a bad reputation
and have become known as the fans who threw snowballs at Santa Claus. (If you read
Glen MacNow's Great
Philadelphia Fan Book he clears all the falsehoods behind the story)
Enter the perfect storm. The unpersonable poster boy villain of
the steroid era, on the brink of passing the most legendary, storied figure in all of
sports, entering the city with those fans. As of end of play Tuesday, Barry
Bonds is sitting on 712 home runs, 2 back from The
Babe. I expect nothing but the best from Philadelphia.
I've heard ideas thrown around. Some bad: telling fans to stop at
CVS on the way to the game and pick up some feminine hygiene products. Some
good: When Barry Bonds comes up to bat, every fan in attendence at
Citizen's Bank Park stand up and head for the concessions stands. This has the
potential to be tremendous if Barry were to hit 715 as the entire park in Philly is walking
up the aisles. However Philly decides to be creative with the Barry Bonds hating, we can
rest assured of one thing.
We will boo.
Feel free to leave suggestions in the comments here or send emails to the700level [at] gmail.com. There are still a few days before Barry arrives and ideas could still be orchestrated.