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David Wells: Phillies have worst fans in baseball

October 31, 2009 |  1:44 pm


David Wells, the former New York Yankees pitcher, told the New York Post that the Philadelphia Phillies have the worst fans in baseball.

He even listed a top three -- the three clubs with the worst fans in baseball. Bet you can't guess No. 2 and No. 3.

So here is the story that Wells told about Philly fans:

"I went to the NFC championship game several years ago between the Buccaneers and Eagles. I was sitting in a luxury box with a buddy of mine and a friend of his who owned the box. I was rooting for Tampa Bay, and the owner of the box got really mad at me and told me to get the hell out of his box. He was serious.

"Tampa Bay won the game and advanced to the Super Bowl and we were walking to the car, and people were throwing bottles, breaking car windows and kicking car doors. So all the Tampa Bay fans were getting Eagles jerseys and putting them over their Buccaneers jerseys so they wouldn’t get beat up. It is unbelievable. That is how bad the fans are in Philadelphia. It’s not Brotherly Love in that town — it’s Brotherly Hate."

And Wells' list of the teams with the worst fans in MLB?

1. Phillies

2. Indians

3. A's

The Oakland fans? Both of them?

-- Bill Shaikin

Photo: Phillies fans let some Yankees fans hear it after Philadelphia won Game 1 of the World Series. Credit: Elise Amendola / Associated Press