Phandemic Krew becomes first Phillies fan group to get own bobblehead

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Friday, September 25, 2020
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Dedicated Phillies fans are finding ways to support their team in person even if they can't get in the ballpark.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- For the first time ever, a Phillies fan group will be honored with its own bobblehead.

You may have seen this particular group on the news or heard them while watching a Phillies game on TV.

The Phandemic Krew has been watching every Philadelphia Phillies game from outside the locked gates of Citizens Bank Park since the shortened 2020 Major League Baseball season began.

The group was named after the pandemic and the son of right fielder Bryce Harper.

Now, they are being celebrated.

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The limited-edition bobbleheads will be available through a pre-sale beginning on Friday, September 25, at the New Era Phillies Team Store at Citizens Bank Park, and will be available for $60 each, with net proceeds benefitting Phillies Charities, Inc. The bobblehead will also be available for purchase at

The Phillies said the bobbleheads feature the founders of the Phandemic Krew, Oscar Alvarado and Brett MacMinn in their signature stance: perched on a ladder and with an air horn, cheering on the Phillies outside the ballpark gates.

Phandemic Krew Bobblehead

The Phandemic Krew bobblehead is limited to two per customer.

It was commissioned and paid for by Francie and Michael Fields, daughter and son-in-law of Phillies Managing Partner John Middleton.

"The Phandemic Krew proudly showed up at Citizens Bank Park for every game, whether the team was home or away, to represent all Phillies fans who couldn't be in the stands this season," said Michael Fields. "Francie and I wanted to pay tribute to their loyalty and enthusiasm, as well as their generosity in raising money for Phillies Charities. This is the first time that a fan group has had a bobblehead created for them, and we can't think of anyone better than the Phandemic Krew to bestow this honor upon."

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MacMinn said he and Alvarado are truly honored to be recognized.

And their plans for next season?

"As long as the Phillies are playing, we'll be out here at Citizens Bank Park - and next year we'll keep the 'Krew' going inside the ballpark," MacMinn said.