There are times when I’ve been a little ashamed to be from Philly. The time fans booed Michael Irvin when he was lying motionless on the turf. That was ugly.
But the above photo makes me proud to be a Philadelphian. Remember that scene from City Slickers, when Jack Palance holds up his index finger and tells Billy Crystal that that’s the secret of life? That one thing — Billy’s just got to figure out what his “one thing” is and embrace it?
Well, in Philadelphia, we know the one thing that we do better than anybody else. We boo. No city’s fans offer criticism as relentlessly, genuinely, and effectively as we do. The above photo of the fans in the right field bleachers as Citizens Bank Park as exhit 1A.