Long ride home

Inquirer staff writer Kristen A. Graham reports from Yankee Stadium:
    It's going to be a long ride home for die-hard Phillies fan Lyron Deputy.
    Deputy, of Lewes, Del., left home at 3 p.m. but didn't arrive at Yankee Stadium until 9 p.m., just in time to see the Phillies night take a turn in a losing direction.
    "We got a lot of wrong directions from a lot of Yankees fans," said Deputy, 33.
    To add insult to injury, once inside the ballpark, Deputy took a lot of flak for his Phillies gear.
    He traveled to Denver for one of the division series games against the Rockies, and let's just say his reception there was a lot different than his reception in the Bronx.
    "Nobody said a word to us," said Deputy.  "This is way different."
    Still, Deputy is choosing to believe the Phillies' 3-1 loss is just a temporary setback.
    "Phillies will win in 6," he said.  "No doubt."
    Just then, a red-clad Phillies fan he'd never met walked by and slapped his hand.
    "We're going back to Philly!" she shouted.
    "We're going to get the Yankees!" Deputy answered.  

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