Dodgers must improve crowd control in Philly
PHILADELPHIA -- Sports fans in Philadelphia are known to be rude, crude and not very polite. They are also known to be loud. In Game 1 of the National League Championship Series at Citizens Bank Park, they were so loud, Dodgers pitcher Derek Lowe admitted they got to him.No, the raucous Phillies fans didn't cause Lowe to melt down the way fellow Dodgers right-hander Burt Hooton melted down at Veterans Stadium some 31 years ago, when Hooton literally couldn't throw a strike and had to be pulled in the second inning of Game 3 of the NLCS. It was more a case of the Phillies fans firing Lowe up and getting him away from the game plan that he had worked to perfection through five innings.