The pain of the Fightin' Phils

The Philadelphia Inquirer uses (and explains) a word that perfectly captures the feelings of Philadelphia sports fans before the Phillies won the NLCS on Wednesday to reach the World Series:

Philadelphia celebrated by spending obscene amounts of cash on enough Phillies shirts, caps, car air fresheners, grill covers, baby bibs, pennants, sweatshirts, socks, wall clocks and fuzzy blankets to make up for the last 15 years of tsuris.

What? The word is not familiar? It's Yiddish for pain and suffering. And the feeling had been like one huge communal downer that cuts across every ethnicity, class, gender, and American Kennel Club breed.