We all thought the Philadelphia Phillies were the “team of destiny” this year, but we were all wrong. As it turns out, the Arizona Diamondbacks might hold that title after barely sneaking into the MLB’s postseason (worst regular season record of all the teams in the postseason), and are now making an unlikely run to the World Series.
Even if you aren’t a baseball fan, you probably saw some social media clips from some of the electric moments from the Phillies postseason. They literally couldn’t stop hitting home runs, that is until they did stop hitting home runs. The Philadelphia Phillies had a 3 to 2 game series lead heading to their home stadium of Citizens Bank Park, needing to win just one of the final two games to move on to the World Series.
Bryce Harper and the rest of the Phillies had looked unstoppable at home for much of the postseason, so everyone wrote off the Diamondbacks (they didn’t write back) and everyone was putting their money on Philly heading to the Fall Classic.
However, to the surprise of everyone but the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Phillies dropped two straight games at home, and the “Snakes” slithered out of Philadelphia with the NLCS pennant. Everyone liked watching the raucous Phillies fans as their team was doing well, but everyone has LOVED seeing all of the cocky Philadelphia faithful moping and angry following their two straight losses at home to choke away the NLCS.
One man knew he could capitalize on the opportunity to capture all of the grief and despair of Phillies fans, and walked around outside of the ballpark after the loss and asked people questions “man-on-the-street” style.
Needless to say, the video of Phillies fans telling their team to… well you’ll see what they were saying, was absolutely hilarious:
I love the one woman that just let out a drive-by “F**K,” which was then recognized as a “good point.” Now the World Series consists of two teams that won’t exactly be bringing droves of people to their televisions to watch: the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Texas Rangers.
To be honest, I don’t even know if I’d tune in if the series went to a winner-take-all Game 7….