A four-month pause could not stifle Philadelphia fans’ passion for their teams. They don’t need summer camp, training camp or really any warmup to hit their high notes.
The Phillies, 76ers and Flyers are all playing and providing plenty of fodder for Twitter.
Here are three things that bothered Philadelphia fans most this week and the one thing they actually liked.
1. The Phillies Bullpen
It’s a horrible collection of who-the-heck-are-these guys. The Phillies bullpen ERA as of Aug. 14 is 10.29.
The Phillies bullpen cruising into the 9th inning with a comfortable lead (sound on) pic.twitter.com/RVsmg4ZOmi
— Did the Phillies lose? (@DidthePhilslose) August 11, 2020
It’s such a disaster, the government is thinking of stepping in.
I’m introducing legislation in Congress to outlaw the @Phillies bullpen.
— US Rep Brendan Boyle (@RepBrendanBoyle) August 12, 2020
Phillies’ overall awful play
The Phillies World Series odds at FanDuel online sportsbook at the beginning of the season were +2500. Now they’re +3300.
After 70 years of being a fan enough is enough. I am tired of watching this sorry team, we lose every day. Absolutely disgusting performance by the offense and even worse by the pitchers. Life long fan but not anymore. I didn’t fight bushes in Vietnam for this to happen to me
— Bryan (@ArmyVet13R) August 9, 2020
About to be swept by the Orioles. pic.twitter.com/9gvHO2ZhXJ
— Phillies Bullpen: 10.29 ERA (@PhilsFanInNYC) August 13, 2020
I walk into work and my boss says “I trust the guys that guarded Epstein more than I trust this Phillies bullpen.”
— gary bowman (@TheToothGARY) August 12, 2020
The Bubble can’t stop the 76ers’ injury woes or gossip
The NBA bubble didn’t come with individual bubble wrap for Simmons and Embiid.
Sixers fans rn pic.twitter.com/eSQsUCKsqU
— 𝗕𝗥𝗬💫 💜💛 (@BryMontana) August 9, 2020
If I see Kendall Jenner at a sixers playoff game I will fight all of philly wearing flip flops
— CDC Official (@hashtag_chris) August 12, 2020
I really had to watch Embiid and Simmons get injured in the same week… pic.twitter.com/AA8xTaSIJw
— Will🦅 (@simmons_szn) August 9, 2020
And the one that Philadelphia fans were happy about this week
In the first three games since the NHL’s restart, Flyers goalie Carter Hart stopped 84 of 87 shots for a .966 save percentage.
i love a lot of things in this world but one of the best has to be the flyers commitment to fucking up anyone that even breathes near carter hart
— crosscheck carlos – BLM (@francouz666) August 9, 2020
non-flyers coming within a two feet of carter hart:
— little baby sauce pat (@slowestdive) August 9, 2020
But even Hart warming Flyers fans’ hearts could already be on life support. He gave up four goals in a 5-0 playoff loss on Friday.