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The Phillies’ top prospect is struggling. For anyone who is going to catch him in person and wants to offer support, here’s some ideas.

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It’s no secret that top Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford is having a hard time. Through 12 games, the kid’s sporting a .098 BA with one XBH. But we’re not here to analyze Crawford’s clear struggles. We are here to offer support as fans.

For anyone who is going to catch Crawford in action (or inaction, sorry J.P.) in the International League with the IronPigs, here are some things your sign could say to convey a message of support:

SYMPATHY

WE KNOW YOU ARE DOING YOUR BEST

BASEBALL IS HARD

YOU DESERVE TO BE HERE

JUST HAVE A FUN TIME OUT THERE

EVERY MISS WAS A HIT IN ANOTHER DIMENSION

I DON’T KNOW ANYONE WHO THINKS YOU WON’T PULL OUT OF THIS

DISTRACTION

YOU HEAR ABOUT THSI BACON VS. TACO THING THEY’RE DOING, IT’S FINE

I’LL BET YOUR DOG WILL BE HAPPY TO SEE YOU WHEN YOU GET HOME

HERE ARE SOME COOL RESTAURANTS TO CHECK OUT IN [some Triple A city]: [this is where some names of restaurants will go; if said city does not have any cool restaurants, just make some up - the concept of a thriving local agriculture will serve as a momentary thrill]

THE LAST JEDI TEASER WAS UNDERWHELMING, BUT AT LEAST THE POSTER WAS COOL

I’M NOT SURE IF I THINK ABOUT NORTH KOREA TOO MUCH OR NOT ENOUGH

TIPS

SWING! DAMN. OKAY GET READY FOR ANOTHER PITCH.

ARE YOU CHOKING UP TOO MUCH? OR NOT ENOUGH?

HIT IT HERE! HA HA BUT NO, ANYWHERE WITHOUT A FIELDER IS FINE.

IGNORE JORGE, HE’S JUST BEING OBNOXIOUS #IGNORGE [this is in reference to how awesome Crawford’s teammate and Phillies catcher of the future Jorge Alfaro is doing]

HAVE YOU TRIED BUNTING? AAH, NEVER MIND, FORGET I SAID ANYTHING.

MY DAD SAYS YOU NEED TO ‘RETOOL YOUR SWING SEQUENCE,’ WHATEVER THAT MEANS.

DON’T READ THE COMMENTS

ASSURANCES

YOU ARE LOVED

SLUMPS DON’T RUIN COOL HAIR

IT’S NOT A SLUMP, IT’S 41 INDIVIDUAL CASES OF UMPIRE INCOMPETENCE.

IT’S COOL WE’RE ALL ALIVE AT THE SAME TIME.

WHAT YOU’VE DONE SO FAR IS REALLY IMPRESSIVE.

I COULDN’T CONCENTRATE WITH THE CONSTANT STRUGGLES OF MINOR LEAGUE PLAYERS ON MY MIND EITHER.

THE BEST YEARS ARE AHEAD OF YOU.

CITIZENS BANK PARK IS JUST FULL OF METS FANS RIGHT NOW ANYWAY.

OFFERS

OH NO, SOMEONE IS POINTING A LASER POINTER IN THE PITCHER’S EYE (WINK).

IF A FAN ON THE FIELD WOULD HELP, JUST NOD SAGELY.

MIME WHAT SNACKS YOU WANT, WE’RE HITTING CONCESSIONS ON THE WAY BACK FROM THE BATHROOM.

WE CAN RELEASE ANY KIND OF RALLY ANIMAL YOU NEED, BUT CAN IT BE A SQUIRREL?

THE SQUIRREL IS NO LONGER AN OPTION AND NOW WE HAVE TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL; THIS IS OUR FAULT, NOT YOURS.

CAN YOU SIGNAL TO US SOME OF THE PERSONAL INSECURITIES TONIGHT’S PITCHER?

THE SQUIRREL IS REALLY AGGRESSIVE, BE CAREFUL.