Making The Best of Bad Baseball: The Phillies Fan’s Perspective

“We love Philly sports, and we love Philadelphia. It’s called The City Of Brotherly Love; regardless of whether we're doing good or not, it's still love.” - Jamel Major, 29, of Conshohocken, PA

The 2017 Philadelphia Phillies aren’t your typical bad baseball team; not only are they the worst iteration of the Phillies in recent memory, but with a predicted end-of-season record of 51-111, they also stand to be one of the worst teams in modern times. How does such a status impact life at Citizens Bank Park, and the views, literal and figurative, of the fans, who stick with the team, for better or worse?

Aidan Devlin, 6, watches the Phillies play the Braves at Citizens Bank Park on July 29th, 2017. Devlin has been going to games since he was born; asked how he deals with the Phillies' recent record, he simply shrugged and said "if they lose, I'll still come."
Aidan Devlin, 6, watches the Phillies play the Braves at Citizens Bank Park on July 29th, 2017. Devlin has been going to games since he was born; asked how he deals with the Phillies' recent record, he simply shrugged and said "if they lose, I'll still come."
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