Review: Marsh’s Marshmallows, a Brandon Marsh Phillies Fan Group at Citizens Bank Park last night
The Philadelphia Phillies won their third straight game last night, beating the Detroit Tigers 8-3 thanks to a masterclass from Aaron Nola and a four-hit night from Trea Turner that included two home runs.
During the game, the broadcast featured a new fan group in the upper level of Citizens Bank Park.
Introducing the Brandon Marsh Fan Group: Marsh’s Marshmallows.
Our friends over at Absolutely Hammered are correct. We can do better, but this is a start.
Quick Note to the AH Pod: If you’re reading this, I’m sorry about the Sohei Ohtani post from a few weeks ago. It wasn’t right to prey on the already fragile minds of Phillies fans. Luke will (probably not) be better.
While the group was met with some pushback on social media, I honestly don’t hate the Marsh’s Marshmallows, but much like everything in life, there’s always room for improvement.
First things first, I would suggest checking the lineup while you’re outside tailgating before heading into Citizens Bank Park.
Brandon Marsh wasn’t in the lineup, which caused a few easy jabs on social media. That’s just poor planning and could have easily been saved for another night when Brandon Marsh was in center.
Again, I’m not criticizing. At the very least, we have something going on in the stands and while it may not be a polished product, new ideas rarely are so this is definitely a step in the right direction.
Are we ready to compete with the Bird Bath at Camden Yards?
Not yet. Not even close.
The closest we came was the Dollar Dog Wave, which was met with harsh criticism after I praised it on The Liberty Line last month. To think people had a problem with flying hot dogs is beyond me but apparently that’s not well-liked by Phillies fans? Whatever.
Focusing on Marsh’s Marshmallows, we definitely need a stronger contingent of Marshmallows in the stands if this is what we’re going to build on over the next few months at CBP. Also, the signs could be closer together.
I know it was a hot, humid night at the ballpark last night but those signs need to be a clear read for the broadcast and anyone else in attendance that happened to look up at what was happening.
Maybe throw a beard and some long, wet hair on the Marshmallow heads too?
Just thinking of improvements. This is constructive criticism people. We must evolve.
The Marshland…? Anyone?!
I still go back to my idea of creating the Marsh-land out in right center. Get some waterworks like the Bird Bath, a couple lily pads, the Phanatic and all his pals from the Galapogos Islands, and a bunch of other marsh animals and toss a beard and some long wet hair of them to create the “Marsh-Land”.
I have written about this idea a million times and have tweeted it even more.
There’s nearly ONE MILLION people that visit The Liberty Line per month and no one has even attempted to do this. I will help any way possible but I refuse to be the one to organize it. I’m an ideas guy people, you are responsible for bringing them to life.
The Marshmallows definitely can’t compete with my Top 3 Phillies fan groups but I’m optimistic that The Marshland could at least make an attempt to stand with groups like The Padilla Flotilla, The Wolfpack, and Sal’s Pals.
As long as the Phillies keep winning baseball games, I will happily welcome any and all fan group ideas. The Marshmallows have made their case but unfortunately, at this point, they have fallen short of pretty much every recent effort to create some buzz in the stands.
I mean hell, even Jean’s Jeans last season had a very strong outing.
As long as the Philadelphia Phillies keep winning baseball games, I will happily welcome any and all fan groups to the friendly confines of Citizens Bank Park so let’s keep the ideas flowing.
The Phillies have now won three straight games and pulled themselves out of the bottom of the NL East standings at 28-32. They are 15-10 at home and have two more against the Tigers before welcoming the Los Angeles Dodgers to Citizens Bank Park.
The Miami Marlins sit in second in the NL East standings at 33-28 and have won eight out of their last 10 games. The Atlanta Braves are just 5-5 over their last 10, while the New York Mets are .500 and 5-5 in their last 10 games.
Work to be done. Still 7.5 games out of first place and 4 games out of a Wild Card spot in the National League standings. Cheers.