The Philadelphia Phillies have fallen on hard times the last few years. With an aging roster and a minor league system lacking a bit, the 2015 season does not look to be any better. Despite the struggles, Philadelphia still has some of the most passionate fans in the game. They might not always be supportive with cheering, but they still care quite a bit.
Throughout the history of sports in the city of Philadelphia, fans have been glued to all 4 major pro teams. The Philadelphia Phillies were in the middle of the pack as far as attendance is concerned in 2014. That might not seem all that impressive, but considering that they only won a total of 73 games, fan support was pretty good
Not only are fans still paying attention during this tough time, but they are known as one of the smartest fan bases in baseball as well. Fans don’t cheer or boo for no reason at all. Instead, they understand the game, and they don’t go necessarily for a social event.
When Philadelphia gets back as a World Series contender, fans will once again packed the ballpark. The last time they were among the best teams in the league was in 2011. They won a league-best 102 games, and they were actually over-capacity for the season. It instantly becomes one of the toughest places to play in the game, as fans are fully invested in how the Phillies end up doing.
There might not be a lot to pay attention to in fantasy baseball money leagues this regular season, but Philadelphia has the financial flexibility to turn things around in a hurry. As long as they show that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, the fans will be invested.