Originally Posted by pwp
Also, I heard Ben Francisco from the Phils lives in 10 Ritt. There was a discussion here several weeks ago about a lack of athletes living in the city. Ross Gload was looking in the city as well but settled for the suburbs. Maybe some of the new Eagles draft picks will choose the city
A number of Phillies players live in the city (Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Cole Hamels, etc). I'm sure there are more. I used to see Cole out walking his foofy little dog on a regular basis.
Historically, your statement is correct. But, for whatever reason, Center City seems to be the new locale of choice, at least for the Phillies players without children.
The Flyers and Eagles players have always gravitated toward South Jersey. In the case of the Flyers, it is obvious why, as their practice facility is over there. In the case of the Eagles, I'm sort of befuddled by it, especially because the income taxes are so much lower in PA, but to each his own.
There are so many fewer 76ers, but every single one I know of lives in Lower Merion. Perhaps because they practice at PCOM on City Avenue, if I'm not mistaken.