I wrote briefly about the crowd in DC last night in my game recap, but it's a topic worth mentioning again (with added video). The rain may have kept casual Nationals fans away from the ball park, but it certainly didn't keep Phillies fans from watching their team clinch their fourth straight NL East title. [video of the final out below]
From moments after the game ended:
The Citizens Bank Park faithful who missed a clinch on Sunday were bummed, and rightfully so, but if the Phils are going to clinch on the road, there aren't a whole lot of better places than in DC where Phillies fans outnumbered Nats fans by a ridiculous proportion on this evening. Before the game, someone in the press box joked it was 10,000 Fightins' fans to about 40 Nats' fans, but seriously, it had to be in the vicinity of 4 to 1.
Perhaps best illustrating the awesome nature of the Phillies fans who made the trip to Nationals Park on Monday night was the fact that hundreds of them brought their own rally towels. The "Let's Go Phillies" chants were not just minor annoyances in isolated sections, but rather a full-on stadium chant.
I actually blew up a high resolution image of the above photo to see how many Nationals fans there are in the shot, and by my count, there are three people wearing a visible article of Nationals' gear. You can click it to enlarge a bit.
I can't think of a more unique absolute takeover of another team's ball park with such a great end result. Well done, Phillies fans.
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BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Karekin Brooks rushed for 268 yards with three touchdowns on 29 carries and Pennsylvania outlasted Lehigh 65-47 on Saturday in the 60th meeting between the defending champions of the Patriot and Ivy leagues.
Brooks became the 12th Quaker to rush for 200-plus yards in a game and moved into second on Penn's single-game rushing record, behind Terrance Stokes' 272 yards against Princeton in 1993. Brooks also threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to David Ryslik early in the fourth quarter, which made it 56-35.
Penn (2-0) scored consecutive touchdowns 1-minute, 9 seconds apart late in the second quarter to establish a two-touchdown lead it maintained during a second half that saw the teams trade scores on virtually every possession.
Will Fischer-Colbrie finished 13 of 20 for 235 yards and three touchdowns, connecting with Christian Pearson on a 43-yard scoring strike, Logan Sharp from 26 yards and Nicholas Bokun late in the fourth from 21 yards out.
Lehigh (0-4) was led by Brad Mayes, who went 26 of 40 for 444 yards with four touchdowns, but also suffered two interceptions.