Eagles and Phillies fans rally together

    Sunday in South Philadelphia saw thousands of Eagles and Phillies fans converging for a rare sportsfest. Both teams took on rivals from New York City, with the Eagles dominating the Giants 40-to-17 and the Phillies.

    Sunday in South Philadelphia saw thousands of Eagles and Phillies fans converging for a rare sportsfest. Both teams took on rivals from New York City, with the Eagles dominating the Giants 40-to-17 and the Phillies.

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    This was the scene at the Pattison Avenue subway station Sunday afternoon as Eagles fans ran into their baseball brethren.

    “….lets go Phillies….woooohh….”

    By the time Phillies fans began to show up, a full moon shone down on the parking lots of Lincoln Financial Field and Citizen’s Bank Park.

    Muldoon: We have our TV set up, our generator, plenty of food, plenty of drinks….

    Carolyn Muldoon and Alicia Shrado had been tailgating since noon in the shadow of the Spectrum. Shrado says a lack of tickets couldn’t keep her away from the game.

    Shrado: I grew up, my grandma was a Phillies fan and I used to run over next door when Mike Schmidt played, Steve Carlton, back in the ’80’s and we used to watch the Phillies games together, she may have fallen asleep now and then but I grew up liking them because she did.

    I asked the two what makes a true sports fan.

    Muldoon: Like as corny as it may sound, you have to believe that at the end of the day you’re gonna be there in the standings, you’re gonna make the playoffs and you gotta stand behind your team good or bad…

    Shrado: Ya gotta keep the P-H-aith…the faith…laughter…yeah.

    Phillies fans will be back at Citizen’s Bank Park tonight for game five of the World Series.

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