Fans got into the action at Citizens Bank Park Saturday afternoon for the Phillies' last exhibition game against the Toronto Blue Jays before the regular season begins Monday.
In the stands and in the tailgating lots outside Lincoln Financial Field, buoyed by the sunny weather and the promise of a new season, fans said they were optimistic about the season to come.
"I'm kind of upbeat -- I really am," said Doug Henningar, 56, of Northeast Philadelphia, who was at the game with his nephew Gary. It was the fourth inning and the Phillies were down 5-0, but Henningar wasn't worried. "I think we'll do much better than the Flyers, at least," he said, laughing.