Your Daily Delusion: Jayson Werth


LOL! You serious, bro?

Delusion: a persistent false psychotic belief regarding the self or persons or objects outside the self that is maintained despite indisputable evidence to the contrary.

Jayson Werth, husband, overpaid ballplayer, was up to his old tricks again yesterday. Ever since signing with the Nationals, as we've chronicled so often, Werth has uttered a myriad nonsense about the future of the Nationals organization, his own worth, and the desires of his former team. Yesterday, he opined again, this time about what an early-June loss might do to his former team: [Washington Post]

“Anytime you win a series, especially against a first-place team, it’s a big win,” former Phillie Jayson Werth said. “To lose a series to a team in last place in your division, outside, formerly inside, looking in, that’s a tough loss. That’s a lot to swallow. Hopefully that will catapult us and send them reeling.”


Reeling? To what, the second best record in baseball?

You obviously expect that sort of confidence out of a team's leader (heh), but that phrasing is the exact sort of nonsense that, if asked by a member of the media, a guy like Werth would most likely conclude the interview… or punch the scriptual (new word ™) in the face. A brief, realistic answer, the likes of "it's a tough loss, but it's one game in a long season," would find its way in there, too.

The Phils will be just fine, JW. Nice try, though.


12 Responses

  1. You Philly fans are way to sensitive. Guess you forget the phils were god awful in the late 90’s. It pains you to think another team is getting better.

  2. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to be a jackass about my comment. I’m not even sure why it makes sense for me to follow this blog if I don’t even like Philly teams. Once again, sorry. But, Go Mets!

  3. “You Philly fans are way to sensitive. Guess you forget the phils were god awful in the late 90’s. It pains you to think another team is getting better.”
    “Go Mets!”

  4. The Nats are better than the Mets. Not that that is saying very much, but . . . . 🙂

  5. How cute. Muts fans. Shouldn’t you be running a yard sale to buy bats for your baseball team?

  6. How dare Jayson Werth have a positive outlook following a series win over the team with the best record in baseball! How dare he, how dare he!
    Get over yourself.

  7. Like I said on another thing, when I watched the game on Sunday the Nats commentary team said they could see a World Series being played there in the next few years. It’s not just their awesome world’s bestest player who has delusions of grandeur

  8. Im sure the Phillies had a hard time sleeping last night after a “tough” series against the Nats…. IMO it was actually a good quote for Werth, shows confidence in his team and takes a nice jab at us. I can respect that.

  9. There is the LOL factor there, but this is the kind of stuff Werth’s supposed to be saying and doing right now. He’s not a Phillie anymore, he’s a Nat and acting like it.
    Weren’t the Padres in first place last year when we swept them in late August? They didn’t make the postseason, if I’m remembering correctly.
    So there’s precedent for what Werth is saying. It won’t happen, but it’s not as impossible as many seem to think.

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