Speaking of which, some highlights from the media’s coverage of the invasion. The Philly Inquirer was impressed:

When Hunter Pence blasted a solo home run to left, the reaction was louder than some actual Phillies home games. Seconds before Mike Stutes induced a Danny Espinosa ground ball for the game’s final out, nearly 90 percent of a still-full stadium stood and clapped.

The visiting fans held signs that read “Welcome to Citizens Bank Park South,” taunted Jayson Werth, and departed with a bunch of Ian Desmond bobbleheads.


During the Nats’ winning rally Sunday, even with the bases loaded and none out, only a few small groups stood and cheered openly. Out of perhaps 25,000 fans left in the park (a 71-minute delay for a thunderstorm thinned the crowd), it seemed maybe a hundred were Nats fans. Yet the instant the winning run was waved home, half the park stood and cheered. Who are they, these secret, ashamed or cerebral Nat fans?

And Nats Enquirer captured the indelible image of the invasion: Phillies fans and a massive group sign fail.



(John McDonnell/THE WASHINGTON POST)