Sports Illustrated Profiles Cliff Lee, Philly, and Our Boo-Bird Roots

In-depth look at how the city—and our attitude toward the Phils—have evolved

The fact that Phillies fans are loving life right now isn’t exactly a state-guarded secret Nicholas Cage’s Ben Gates would have to break into the Constitution Center to discover. But, how has the change in the team’s win column affected the boo-bird culture Phils fans are handcuffed to? Sports Illustrated‘s Gary Smith delves into “baseball heaven” in Philadelphia and seeks to find what it’s like when the boos are rarer than NLCS appearances in a city commonly known for chucking inanimate objects at people. [Sports Illustrated]