The Philadelphia Phillies closed out their home season yesterday afternoon. They played with the news that Ryne Sandberg signed a contract to remain manger, as the Phillies had a news conference about two hours before the game. It is believed that many players were happy that Sandberg was offered a contract, and many thought the team would have been filled with energy. Think again.
The Phillies were trying not be swept by the New York Mets. It was embarrassing to see it happen, especially on fan appreciation day, and it just continued to show how the team disappointed the city of Philadelphia this season.
The attendance at Phillies games this has gone down significantly. It has been hard to watch as the Phillies used to lead all of Major League Baseball in attendance. Yesterday the attendance was over 40,000 for the first time in a while, but the reason it was over 40,000 was prizes were given out each half inning. It wasn’t to cheer on the team that brought them a World Series in 2008, because fans were not going to cheer on a team that wasn’t there for them all season.
The Phillies let everyone down this season as they missed the playoffs for a second year in a row and seemed as if they had given up. They could have put up one last effort to show the fans that they care about playing the game, and they could have won one last time to leave a good impression on the fans.
The Phillies are going to finish with a losing record for the first time since 2002. They have a lot of work to do during the offseason, but the most important thing is to focus on the fans and try and not disappoint them in 2014.