Nice pickup last year by Ruben Amaro, though. Laynce really brought a lot to the ball club. Of course, his lack of success with the Phillies was foreshadowed last spring, when Rube and I enjoyed a game together:
Rube’s reactions picked up as the game went on. Laynce Nix killed what I believe was shaping up to be a rally (that is, one run) by popping up lazily.
“Goddammit,” Rube mumbled.
And that just about sums up the Laynce Nix era.