NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Philadelphia Phillies are officially the biggest losers in U.S. sport.
The National League team lost a 10-2 decision to the St Louis Cardinals on Sunday for the franchise’s 10,000th defeat.
No U.S. professional sports team has ever accrued that many losses, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
But were long-suffering Phillies fans embarrassed or upset?
Not according to a philly.com poll.
Only 10 of the 629 early voters (1.6 per cent) claimed to be upset. Another 80 (12.7 per cent) said they were embarrassed.
A majority of the voters, 340 (54.1 per cent), checked “Glad to be done with it. Enough already.”
The next highest number of respondents?
“Ready to start working on the next 10,000,” 199 voters (31.6 per cent) said.
That could come on Monday when the Phillies, with a record of 8,810-10,000 in 125 years of baseball, play the Dodgers in Los Angeles.