MLB Playoffs: Philadelphia Phillies fans excited for home playoff game

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Phillies fans are excited after the team advanced to the playoffs on Saturday night. The win means Philadelphia will host a postseason baseball game for the first time in a decade.

“We made it. We made it. You know we won again. The Phillies are number one, you see, you’ll always win. Go Phillies!” chanted Philadelphia sports superfan Monty G after the win.

He joined a tightly packed crowd watching the game at Chickie’s and Pete’s on Saturday night. The Phillies defeated the Cardinals in the wild card round. Some fans called it revenge for 2011 when the same club knocked the Phillies out of the postseason.

“It’s a bad weekend to be a cardinal! a fair cheered.

Now that the Phillies have taken care of business in St. Louis, they must take on their divisional enemy in Atlanta.

“We’re 8-11 against them this year. We’ve only lost by 3 runs in all 19 games, so I think we have a chance,” said Joseph Ross of South Philadelphia.

Games one and two of the National League Divisional Series will be played.

“The Phillies are hot right now; they sit nicely. Now we have to go to Atlanta and beat them,” said West Oak Lane’s Ernie Cooper.

On Friday, the Phillies come home to Citizens Bank Park, where the team can expect a sold-out crowd. Fans who want to leave have to pay; Tickets currently online start at around $200.

“I’m so glad they’re in the playoffs. It’s great. I hope they go far and who knows, maybe we’ll have a parade on Broad Street,” said South Philadelphia’s Sally Pooler.

If you ask Phillies fans, watching this team is priceless.

“They’re going to the World Series, what do you think?” said Marcus Boone of South Philadelphia.

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