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Braves Vs. Phillies: Matt Ryan, Native Philadelphian, Rooting For Correct Team

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is from a town half an hour outside of Philadelphia. He grew up a Phillies and Eagles fan, and now lives and works in a city that's developed multiple sporting conflicts with his former hometown. And he's smart enough to make his rooting interests very clear regarding Wednesday night's do-or-die game between his two favorite baseball teams:

I've got the hat on for a reason. We've got to win tonight. (Braves pitcher Tim Hudson) Huddy needs a win. I got to know Tim a little bit since I've been down here. I wish those guys the best of luck tonight. My fingers are crossed and hopefully we get a win and a Cards loss and then the Phillies and Braves can play sometime later in the playoffs.    

He said "we," y'all.

For more on this game, head to Braves blog Talking Chop and Phillies blog The Good Phight.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.