Philadelphia has a reputation for being a tough town in which to play.

Just last month, an angry fan threw a beer bottle at Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard after a loss. New Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has already had to endure taunts from angry fans unhappy that the first-round pick refused to stop and sign autographs as he was leaving the airport.

Jake Diekman has experienced it, too. The 29-year-old reliever began his career in Philadelphia, and was one of four pitchers to contribute to the team's first combined no-hitter in 132 years. But during his time with the Phillies, he did notch a loss or two, so he wasn't immune to the anger that passionate fans in Philadelphia can dish out.

Diekman was traded to the Rangers last season as part of the Cole Hamels deal, and it turns out fans in Texas are apparently tamer than their counterparts in Philadelphia. In an interview on Sportsradio 94.1 WIP, Diekman revealed to host Rickie Ricardo that while with the Phillies, he received death threats from fans on social media.

"I feel like it's like a different feel for a different part of the country," Diekman said Friday morning. "I feel like they realize it's a marathon, not a sprint, so if you have a rough game, they don't send you death threats on Twitter."

A quick search on Twitter uncovered the normal assortment of taunts and insults, but didn't reveal any published death threats from Phillies fans. On the contrary, Crossing Broad's Kyle Scott rounded-up a collection of reassuring tweets sent by fans 2 years ago after a particularly poor outing by Diekman:

"Sure, they like to win. They're fanatical, and they know their baseball," Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said after the Howard bottle incident, touching on the perception that all Philadelphia fans are loose cannons. "I'm not going to put a label on the Philly fans because of one bad apple."

Later on WIP, as if on cue, Howard Eskin weighed in on Diekman's comments.

"Spare me, Jake, you sucked," Eskin said. "The only reason you're a still pitcher in this league is because you're a lefty."

In 36 appearances this season, Diekman has been a solid member of the Rangers' bullpen. He has 34 strikeouts and just 10 walks just 29.2 innings pitched, and currently has a 3.03 ERA.