Us Can't Wait for World Series

Fan unintentionally coins rallying cry for first Series berth since '93
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 17, 2008 11:07 AM CDT
Put down that shirt, Philadelphia Phillies fan Danny Carpino! It doesn't have any grammatical errors on it.   (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
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(Newser) – When a delirious Phillies fan called in to a radio show after Philadelphia's NLCS win, he inadvertently coined the team's new rallying cry. "Boston did it. The White Sox did it. Why can't us?," he asked. While waiting to see which AL team they'll face, Phillies fans have joyously embraced the grammatically challenged slogan, Deadspin reports.

"Why Can't Us" merchandise, sporting the Liberty Bell and available in a dizzying array of styles and colors, quickly went on sale online. Proceeds will go to the team's favorite charity, the ALS Association, and not to the English departments at local schools. Meanwhile, the man who started it all remains anonymous, prompting the question: who is him?