Friday’s Game 3 of the NLDS between the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves was played in front of an electrifying crowd at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Bryce Harper was impressed by the Philadelphia fans.
The park was jam-packed with ecstatic Phillies supporters as the team hosted its first postseason game since 2011.
Rhys Hoskins’ three-run home ball in the third inning, which gave his team a 4-0 lead, caused an uproar in the stadium.
Harper smashed a two-run home run two batters later, sending the crowd into a frenzy.
The crowd was boisterous, jubilant, and noisy. Although the official attendance was 45,538, it felt like the park was at capacity.
Harper referred to the audience as “amazing” and “crazy” after the team’s 9-1 victory. He claimed that just remembering how fantastic it was gave him shivers.
Philadelphians are known for having some of the nation’s hardest supporters. But they are also among the best because of their enthusiasm and commitment.
Few cities are more favorable to winning than Philadelphia. Harper, who joined the Phillies in 2019, has begun to understand this.