In between their ass-whoopings at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers while barely clinging on to first place, Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard paid a visit to those hoodlums on The Best Damn Sports Show. Instead of talking about who the zaniest guy in the locker room is, or whatever the hell they talk about on that show, Young James thought it was the appropriate time to express his opinion on Philly (more specifically, Phillies) fans. The outcome makes me wanna punch a certain MVP-winning shortstop in the throat:
“There are times, ya know it’s like, one of those cities they, ya know… I might catch some flak for this — they’re front-runners. When you’re doing good, they’re on your side, When you’re doing bad, they’re completely against you”
Frontrunners, Jimmy? You mean, for the past 25 years we’ve only supported all those winning teams we had? All fucking zero of them? That’s the only time we support our teams?
Oh, okay. So when like, our defending MVP shortstop is having a shitty season and is on pace to score about 70 less runs than he did last year — we should just unconditionally support him? Is that what you mean? Or when that same defending MVP gets benched for not running out fly balls or gets stuck in traffic on his way to a game vs. the Mets — we should just brush it off and cheer you on anyway? Got it. Thanks for the tip, J-Roll.
I gotta be honest though, the following quote is the one that really shouldn’t have been made:
“For example, Ryan [Howard]‘s from St. Louis. Ya know, St. Louis, it seems like, they support their team. They’re out there… and they’re encouraging. In Philly, you can’t be no punk.”
No disrespect to Cardinals fans, but these are the same guys that gave a standing ovation — twice — to So Taguchi upon his return this year. I’m sorry, Jimmy, but we don’t get down like that.
We, as Philadelphians, are mostly annoyed when the players we cheer for don’t give a concerted effort. When they look like they’re not trying, or making stupid mental errors, we let them know. But for the most part, our anger is focused towards the inept management of the franchises here. Players who do their job and try usually get a pass.
And if that annoys you, Jimmy, go to fucking St. Louis and play.
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