Which MLB Team Did Jim Halpert From ‘The Office’ Support?

Published 12/18/2021, 9:28 AM EST


While the Philadelphia Phillies might be remembered for their sporting achievements, they have their place in pop culture too.

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Jim Halpert, from ‘The Office’, is fondly remembered for 3 things. His looks into the camera, his relationship with Pam, and his final season run where he was able to shift out of his Scranton job for a life in sports management. A rather with a rather enviable twist of fate, one might say.

But if a man seems so enamored by sports management, you’d think that he’d have a more glamorous favourite. Well, Jim was evidently old school. He was a fan of the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Jim Halpert and his love for the Phillies

In season 9, Episode 1 of the much loved sitcom, Jim, reveals his love for the Phillies. In a conversation where he is getting to know “the new Jim” a bit better, he asks Pete if he follows any team sports. However, to the Phillies fan’s ultimate disappointment, Pete reveals himself to be a Red Sox fan in that moment. Definitely not something in common with Jim.

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But to be completely fair to Pete, it might’ve been tough to support the Phillies in 2013.

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The Philadelphia Phillies in 2013

Who among us hasn’t seen our team’s dire days? And really, who amongst us (the real fans) hasn’t supported our franchises when frankly they were out on a wing and a prayer? And looks like that was what Jim was dealing with the final season of the Office, a time when the Phillies seemed to lose a fatherly figure in Charlie Manuel who despite winning his 1000th game for the Phillies, was sacked for poor performance that season.

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Apart from having to deal with Cathy and her love for ‘March Madness’ in October, Jim was probably unhappy with the Phillies in 2013 too. They had a dismal 73-89 record in 2013 and failed to not only make the playoffs from their division but even missed out on a Wild Card slot for the playoffs that year.

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Aditya Deshingkar

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Aditya Deshingkar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. An aspiring lawyer, Aditya is a final year student of the law program at GLC. Notably, as an avid sports lover, he shares a keen interest in NBA, MLB, and Formula 1.

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