According to Paul Vigna of the Daily News, the Phillies have declined to throw a playoff pep rally. They did this last season before taking on the Colorado Rockies in the National League Division Series.
Vigna writes according to a press release, the Phils cited the funeral of city police officer Patrick McDonald as reason for not holding a rally. That may be true, but I suspect the franchise doesn’t want to celebrate a playoff berth this season, since that isn’t the goal. And frankly, I like this. No need to go crazy for a playoff berth. Go crazy for a World Series win.