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And the worst outfield fans in baseball are …

Aug 20, 2012, 5:37 PM EDT

Phillies-Fans

… OK, that’s not fair. It was just one man’s opinion in the course of this long and fun article from Jerry Crasnick in which we hear all about the interaction between fans and outfielders across the majors. The good, the bad and the ugly.

As for the ugly, Crasnick asked one guy who has a generally good relationship with outfield fans — Jeff Francoeur — where the worst place to patrol the grass happens to be:

“Philly is the worst — no doubt about it,” Francoeur says. “I thought it was bad when I was with the Braves. Then it got even worse when I played for the Mets and we went there. In New York, people just yell at you. In Philly, they wear you out. Even the little kids can be rough in Philly. It’s way out of bounds.”

Hey, if Jeff Francoeur said it, it has to be true. Right?

  1. amunoz78 - Aug 21, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Can’t be that big of an advantage, given that they’re 27-33 at home.

  2. makeham98 - Aug 21, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Death, taxes, and Craig resorting to warmed over Philly fan “stories” when his web hits are down. . . next week it’ll be the Santa Claus story again.

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