Thursday, November 26, 2015

Oh, Those Nasty Phillies Fans

Joe Maddon talks about Phillies fans.

Oh, Those Nasty Phillies Fans


From Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon's news conference before Game 4:

Question: The Philly fans were giving it to you guys pretty good last night, particularly Longo (Evan Longoria). First part of the question is, was this the worst that you guys have gotten it from enemy fans all year? And given how you guys have shown your mental toughness in hostile environments all year, did this adversely affect your guys at all or was it for a chuckle?

Joe Maddon: I think it's really humorous, actually. Down by the dugout I had a good time with a bunch of guys sitting up in the stands. I was actually giving a guy a hard time for drinking Coors Light in Philadelphia. We went back and forth with that, and I said where's the Schmidt's? At least some Rolling Rock. Don't be going with Coors Light. It's so unfashionable for a Philly dude. So I was all over him about that, so we had a good time. I mean, the biggest part is my families. If we could do something about that, throwing mustard packs at my granddaughter is not very cool. The other part about it I'm good with. If you want to be vociferous with us, I am fine with that. If you want to have arguments about the Coors Light versus Rolling Rock, I'm good with that, but leave the families alone.

Maddon brings up a great point.

Coors Light? Why not just drink water?

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