Phillies Fans Boo Robot After it Bounces First Pitch (Video)

There was a big stir caused when it was announced a robot would be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a Phillies game this week. I don’t get the fuss; how is this much different from an old school pitching machine like the one Jimmy Dugan hit off of in A League of Their Own? But I digress. The robot was wheeled out to throw the first pitch at Wednesday’s Phillies game and it did not go well. Like Jimmy Traina said, the robot didn’t quite Baba Booey the throw, but you could hear the boos after the robot bounces the pitch:

Honestly, I would have been disappointed and worried that Phillies fans were losing it had they not booed the robot. This is Phillies fan we’re talking about — perpetrator of the lewd, crude, and rude. Way to live up to your reputation, Phillies fans. Nicely done.

Ryan Madson’s Wife Sarah Madson Says She Hates Phillies Fans

Ryan Madson just became the most wanted man in Philly, and his wife is the female counterpart. During a recent charity event in support of Manna, the organization that provides meals to aids and cancer patients, Sarah Madson made some extremely negative comments about Phillies fans. Oh yeah, did we mention that her husband is a relief pitcher for the Phillies? From Deadspin via Naked Philadelphian:

Sarah Madson declared, “I hate the fans. It is bad enough that they bother us during the season, but they will not leave us alone in December when we go out to eat. We stayed here during the off season last year, but we will be going to California this year. There must be something particularly bad about Phillies fans because all the players leave in the off season.”

I understand the Madsons may be upset that Jose Contreras became the Phillies’ closer with Brad Lidge out instead of Ryan, but that doesn’t mean they had to concoct a plan to get him traded out of town. I mean seriously, there are other ways to go about this than by ensuring you’ll get J.D. Drewd by Philly fans every time you play them in the future. Just a bad, bad idea for Sarah. What are they going to do with their green-efficient mansion now too?

But honestly, I understand where she’s coming from here. In fact, Phillies fans have their own dedicated section here at LBS for all their mind-numbing antics such as …

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Phillies Fans Bust Out the Pat Burrell Hate

A day after giving pitcher Tim Lincecum the poster treatment, Phillies fans decided to break out with some Pat Burrell hate. Burrell of course was drafted by the Phillies and played there from 2000-2008. He left the off-season after they won the World Series in 2008 and signed with the Rays who cut him. The Giants picked him up mid-season and he’s played well for them. Now that he’s back in Philly for the NLCS, they wasted little time in welcoming him back in a way only Philly fans can:

By the way, the guy on the left is not calling Burrell a wife cheat; the “S” was covered up, implying that Burrell’s wife is the one who cheats. I’m sure that’s gotta be comforting to see on a sign.

When it comes to Phillies fans, that’s nothing. Check this, this, this, and this out to see what I mean.

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Matt Diaz Living Lighter After Tripping Fan

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Phillies fans have been quite the topic here at LBS over the past few months. Things started with a Phillies fan getting Tased after running onto the field. After his example, another streaker tried the same move the very next night hoping to get Tazed but he came away disappointed.

On a more disgusting note, we had a Phillies fan barf on a child at a game, and then we saw a toddler drinking a beer at a game too.

Two weeks ago a Phillies fan celebrated by grabbing his girlfriend in a notorious body part.

The latest antic may have been the most humorous of all. In the middle of the Phillies/Braves game on Monday night, a fan wearing a Spiderman-style bodysuit ran onto the field. Atlanta left fielder Matt Diaz got himself involved by subtly taking out the fan. Here’s the Phillies Redman fan video in case you missed it:

Maybe the Redman fan would have lasted longer had he been living lighter with some sweet Lacoste clothes instead of the bodysuit. Just a thought.

Phillies Fan Celebrates the Way We’d Expect A Phillies Fan to Celebrate

It would be unfair to say that Phillies fans have not been well-behaved lately.  Some have been snagging foul balls with one hand while others are giving foul balls away to young children.  However, they were back to their usual antics on Tuesday night — this time Brian Urlacher style —  as Philadelphia reclaimed first place in the N.L. East with a win over the Florida Marlins.  As the Phillies were on their way to victory, their fans were grabbing chests.  Check out the Phillies fan boob grab video, courtesy of Awful Announcing:

Either that young lady is that tool’s girlfriend, or she’s one of the friendliest fans I’ve ever seen.

Phillies Fans Celebrate 1st Place With A Boob Grab [Awful Announcing]
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Phillies Fan Redemption (Cont.)

I must admit, Phillies fans have come a long way this season since the days of getting Tased, puking on people intentionally, falling on their faces, and allowing their children to drink at the games.  Since we were forced to inform you about those incidents (fine, no one was twisting our arms), we’ve seen a Phillies fan generously give a foul ball to a kid and now this.  Check out the video of a Phillies fan catching a foul ball one-handed with snacks in his hands, courtesy of YouTube user staffwhore:

Get me this guy and the guy who caught the ball in his beer cup for an arm wrestling match for the ages.  Why arm wrestling?  Because it’s an excellent indicator of manliness, that’s why.

Video Credit: YouTube user badinc1969

Phillies Fan Gives Kid a Foul Ball…That’s Right, I Said Phillies Fan

Here at LBS, we’ve spent a decent amount of time over the past month or two ragging on Philadelphia Phillies Fans.  It’s not that we have anything against them, their team, or their city for that matter, they just tend to get bagged doing more bonehead things than other fans.  If you run onto the field and security Tasers you, you’re going to get made fun of.  If you throw up on a little girl on purpose, you’re a scumbag and you’re also going to get made fun of.  If you allow your young child to drink a beer and get caught on camera doing it, you’re going to be called out.  And if you fall directly on your face on national televsion, you’re probably going to be humiliated by the entire sports blog universe.

However, if you make a nice gesture and happen to be caught on national television doing it, we aren’t afraid to give you a pat on the back.  This fan deserves one.  Check out the video of a Phillies fan giving a little kid a foul ball, courtesy of Bob’s Blitz via Out of Bounds:

This guy made a pretty strong effort to get to that ball and I don’t think anyone would have blamed him for keeping it.  Instead, he decided to make some young kid’s day.  Good for him.  There’s hope for Phillies fans after all.

Phillies Fan Foul Ball To Kid Move [Bob's Blitz]
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