Washington Nationals Determined to Prevent Philadelphia Phillies Fans From Entering Their Stadium

In what is becoming known as the “Take Back the Park” campaign, the Washington Nationals have decided they are intent on preventing Philadelphia Phillies fans from entering their ballpark.

If you haven’t noticed, the Nationals ballpark has essentially become a second home for Phillies fans in recent years considering several factors:

1) The Nationals don’t really have any fans
2) The Phillies have the most passionate fanbase in the world
3) Washington is close to Philadelphia

A home game for the Nationals might consist of 75 percent or more Phillies fans with the occasional Ryan Zimmerman or maybe Stephen Strasburg shirt. This has led the Nationals management to open ticket sales for the May 4-6 series against the Phillies, but only to fans whose credit card is from the following states: Maryland, the District of Columbia, or Virginia.

Nationals season ticket holders are encouraged to prevent Phillies fans from getting into their ballpark.

“Frankly, I was tired of seeing it,” Nationals COO Andy Feffer said. “Forget you, Philly. This is our park, this is our town, these are our fans, and it’s our time right now.”

Feffer has got to be kidding.

Does he really think this will stop Philly fans from getting into his ballpark? This only fuels the intensity. Sorry, Washington, that no one cares about your team.

The Nationals have long been a little sister to the team that has won five straight NL East division titles, and moves like acquiring Jayson Werth for an outrageous contract or Brad Lidge won’t make them a contender again.

Phillies fans pride themselves on being loud, outrageous, and passionate. This series will get ugly. You’ll hear about it in the weeks and days leading up to the game. Remember the rivalry between the New York Mets and the Phillies in 2007? If the Nationals get good, they become public enemy No. 1.

And they started it.

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  • You’re an Idiot.

    The Nats have no fans? You obviously don’t live in D.C., and you’re a fucking moron. You know what the Phillies have? Most losses in MLB history, so gtfo bitch. Have fun getting smacked in the upcoming decade by the soon to be best team in baseball. HI HATER!

  • Lou

    Cody, you couldn’t be more wrong. Do you even watch sports? Your comment that Philly has the most passionate fan base in the world couldn’t be more off the mark.
    Anyone who has watched even the smallest amount of baseball would know the Red Sox and Cubs have baseball’s largest fan base. These fans will travel anywhere regardless of how their team is performing to see them play.
    I worked in Philly from 1997 – 2004 and this crazy fan base that you talk about was no where to be found. When this team goes through lean times nobody shows up at their own ball park. I would go to games at the Vet and there would be around 5000 max showing up at these games.
    Trust me when this team goes through hard times again (whenever that may be) the new ball park will be empty and they will all go back being Eagle fans (whose stadium is always packed regardless of how that team is playing).

  • Chris

    You’re speaking as if “Philly fans” love Philly. Actually, they don’t. The town is so sh*tty, they’ve all moved to VA, DC or MD. That’s why they’ll invade Camden (if they get a chance) or National Park… No different than Steelers fans. None of them actually live in PA because the entire state is sh*t… But thanks for your very bias and bs article. Guess a mans gotta do something for work in that state…..