Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
feel free to call him “Sully.”
I'm a Cubs fan, born and bred, exiled in Philadelphia for the last 12 years. And while I can grumble and fume about how horrible Phillies *fans* are, the team seems to be made up of a bunch of stand-up guys who are really easy to cheer for. Ryan Howard is the pinnacle of this kind of player.As a Cubs fan he kind of reminds me Ryne Sandberg, to whom his career numbers and impact-on-fans compare favorably, and who is a particularly delicious comparison because he started his career with Philly.
How do you know others can't give the memories that Ryan Howard has given?