The Philadelphia spirit is strong with this one.
A young Phillies fan sent a message to Padres supporters with a middle finger salute for Fox 5 San Diego anchor Julian Del Gaudio Sunday night outside Citizens Bank Park.
“Well Philly, thanks for the memories,” Del Gaudio wrote on Twitter.
He added, “I will miss Philly” on Instagram.
The NLCS reached Philadelphia even at 1-1 on Friday, but the Phillies picked up three straight wins to clinch their ticket to the 2022 World Series. They sealed the series with a spectacular comeback on Sunday afternoon.
Trailing 3-2 in the eighth inning, Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer to left field that gave the Phillies the lead for good.
“Pure chaos,” first baseman Rhys Hoskins told reporters. “I don’t think anyone was surprised. This guy has a knack for appearing in the biggest moments. That’s just what he’s done his entire career, and we’ve seen it many times. … This guy is amazing.”
Phillies fans took to the streets to celebrate their team’s achievements with revelers topping greased poles to enjoy the evening. The Phillies will face the Astros in the World Series after Houston swept the Yankees in the ALCS.
“I hit the ball, and I just looked at my dugout and it’s kind of for all of them,” Harper said of the outburst after being named NLCS MVP. “It’s for this whole team. It’s for this whole organization.
With both championship series ending quickly, both teams will have four days off before the World Series begins Friday night in Houston.
New York Post