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Phillies Fans 'Aggressive, Demanding,' New Study Finds

According to a study by Emory Sports Marketing Analysis, Phillies fans are the most demanding MLB fans in the country.

Phillies fans have a low tolerance for losing, a new study finds. 

According to a study by Emory Sports Marketing Analysis, Phillies fans are the most demanding MLB fans in the country.

“This fits the stereotype of Philadelphia fans as aggressive, demanding fans that are willing to cheer injuries and boo Santa,” the study summary said. “The numbers say that Philadelphia fans require their team to perform or they won’t show up.” 

The analysis used a statistical model of attendance to winning percentages.

“This can be thought of as a measure of how demanding fans are of their teams. In other words, we are looking at the tolerances fan bases have for losing,” the study summary said.

Fans of the Baltimore Orioles, Oakland Athletics, Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers were also found to have a low tolerance for losing. 

Fans who are least sensitive to winning percentages are those of the New York Yankees, the study found. 

tom reese June 14, 2014 at 12:15 PM
What idiot pays for these studies?
MPorchik June 15, 2014 at 03:33 PM
“This fits the stereotype of Philadelphia fans as aggressive, demanding fans that are willing to cheer injuries and boo Santa,” For the love of pete, hasn't the statute of limitations run out on the booing Santa thing. I am 43, and this did not occur in my lifetime, please stop bringing it up every time you want to demonstrate that Philly fans are bad people. I'm willing to bet the writer knows nothing about why Santa was booed.
Phillyboy June 16, 2014 at 08:48 AM
The study doesnt measure passion and knowledge which is a more accurate statement about Phillies fans. Fans Boo when their Teams or certain players are not giving 100% effort. Regarding the "Throwing snowballs at Santa story" Truth be told. That Santa Claus was a Living " Bad Santa ". He was an alcoholic acting lewdly at the game. Fans were calling him out for his bad behaviour and others pelted him with snowballs for acting like an ass. I met Bad Santas son at a Phillies game several years ago who told me his Father was a drunk and deserved the public flogging that he received. I hope this report gets back to the National Media but that will never happen. I have been too many sporting events in other cities and have seen many indiscretions committed by their fans...Cursing, intimidating or starting fights with fans rooting for the opposition, public drunkeness, throwing stuff on the field.There is no better city in this country to attend a game than Philadelphia with its knowledable, passionate fans.
Harold M. Goldner June 16, 2014 at 11:41 AM
Boy, I'd really like to slug the guy who came up with this..... (Seriously though, for $189M, if you had a team that can't beat the Cubs in a series --- or anybody else for that matter --- wouldn't *you* be a little "aggressive and demanding?")

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