Snakes Gould wrote:http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/homepage/20100418_Gonzo___Philly_unfairly_catching_flak_for_ballpark_incident.html
fairly decent article about defending philadelphia and its fans.
I guess I'd expect an article from "philly.com" to be unbiased.
Of course there's going to be an overreaction in the media, but at the same time perceptions exist for a reason. Are they overblown? Yes, but you can't completely ignore them. Philly fans have always been among the worst in sports, whether it be black-eye (no pun intended) type incidents like this, or their treatment of players ie McNabb. I've never been to a game in Philly, but I know people who have and said it was not an enjoyable experience. This could be coincidence (being serious), but when stories like this pop up it gives initial impressions like the one I had more merit.