Philadelphia Phillies fans, already prone to violent outburst likes the rest of their Philly brethren, were supplied with the perfect storm of motivation yesterday at a Reading Phillies game. The promotional giveaway: snow globes featuring the slumptastic slugger Ryan Howard in a Santa outfit.
The pelting reflex in Philly fans is already known to be triggered by Santa sightings. Coupled with their frustration with Howard, currently batting a robust .165, or about a hundred points under his weight, will probably lead to a higher glass shard content than usual in the Citizens Bank Park outfield. Current ratio: A billion glass parts per billion parts of outfield.
Of course, it's bound to go over at least somewhat better than the planned Kobe Bryant nine-volt battery night at a 76ers game next season.