The Philadelphia Phillies fan is loyal, passionate, and unafraid to show his or her undying love for the Fightin’ Phils. Through the good times and bad, the Phillies fan is dedicated to the team.
When the holidays arrive, there are lots of things you can get the Phillies fan in your life:
1) Tickets to a Home Game
The simplest and most obvious thing to get a Phillies fan would be tickets to a game. What better way to enjoy your team than in person? Games can be bought individually, in packages, or you can always go with the season-ticket option.
2) Team Jerseys
Player jerseys are the elite of outerwear clothing, a must-have for any sports fan. Either choose a player’s name to have on the back or leave it blank. The last thing you want to do is get a Phillies jersey for someone and have the player traded before your loved one can put it on.
3) Autographed Memorabilia
Jerseys, baseballs, pictures, bats, and everything else they can slap their John Hancock on is available from your favorite Phillies player. Autographed memorabilia is a perfect display piece and could lead to an addictive hobby collecting them all.
4) Phantasy Camp
Phillies Phantasy Camp is a yearly event held down in Florida for men to live out their fantasy of playing Major League Baseball. Each year, former Phillies are there to coach and play alongside those lucky enough to attend. The camp also gives you the option to go exclusively as a general manager, calling plays and making any team management decisions.
5) Phillies Baseball Academy
Any young Phillies fan would love to attend the Phillies Baseball Academy. A chance to learn from Phillies players and coaches is a once in a lifetime experience, unless they actually make the majors. With local Delaware Valley programs designed for children 6-14 years old, this is the dream holiday gift for any little leaguer.
6) Spring Training Travel
Every baseball fan should experience spring training at some point in his or her life. The intimate setting along with the Florida weather makes this a great travel destination in March away from the Philadelphia area. A trip to Phillies spring training is a chance to see your favorite players closer than you would during a regular season game.
7) Anything Phillie Phanatic Related
The San Diego Chicken may have arrived on this planet first, but the Phillie Phanatic might be even more popular. His silly antics and comedic taunting of the opposing teams since the 1970s has made him a favorite for kids. DVDs, plush dolls, and everything else would be sure to light up the holiday for the youngest Phillies fan you know.
8) MLB.TV Package
Not all Phillies fans live in an area where they can watch the games on television or listen to them on the radio. Major League Baseball offers a package where you can get every game streamed over the Internet all season long. Help keep your favorite far away Phillies fan attached to the team.
9) Game-Used Lineup Cards
A one-of-a-kind item, lineup cards straight from the dugout wall are available for fans to purchase. These lineup cards are a perfect look back at what happened during the game. Lineup cards are a unique gift that all Phillies fans would appreciate. This could be the first step into turning a whole room into looking like a dugout.
10) An Away Game Versus the Washington Nationals
The Washington Nationals have gotten good and now a rivalry with the Phillies has begun. The Nationals play close enough to Philadelphia where you could make it into a day trip, exploring the rest of the city before taking over Nationals Park at night. The disappointment on a Nationals fan in their home ballpark after a Phillies win would make this worth the short drive down I-95.