Jayson Werth Probably Deserves a Spot on the Phillies Wall of Fame

Kyle did a bus trip to Nationals Park back in 2012, a game where ex-Phillie Jayson Werth happened to break his wrist in front of that group of traveling fans.

That spawned this famous quote, which came in the form of an email to the Washington Post after surgery:

Werth said Phillies fans in right field at Nationals Park taunted him as he walked off the field Sunday night. And he will remember them during his rehab.

“After walking off the field feeling nauseous knowing my wrist was broke and hearing Philly fans yelling ‘You deserve it,’ and, ‘That’s what you get,’ I am motivated to get back quickly and see to it personally those people never walk down Broad Street in celebration again,” Werth wrote.

Kyle says it didn’t happen like that, explaining that Phillies fans were “applauding as he slogged off the field.” That doesn’t mean the group didn’t jeer Werth prior to the injury, but that’s different than ragging a guy who goes down with a serious injury.

I wasn’t there, so I don’t know, but Werth’s post-Philadelphia relationship with this fan base was strained from the start after he signed a $126 million dollar deal to leave the club back in 2010. He was mostly booed and sometimes cheered when he came back to town, sometimes making a snide comment or having a dumb encounter here or there. Whatever.

The fact of the matter is that Werth played a significant role in bringing this city its first title in something like 25 years, and that should be more than enough to get him on the Wall of Fame and/or earn the city’s admiration for all of time and eternity. If Jim Thome can get on the wall after two full seasons and two half seasons, surely we can find space for a four-year player and World Series winner.

Exhibit 1:

Yep.

Exhibit 2:

Ah yes, these were the days.

Exhibit 3:

RIP Harry

Exhibit 4:

Agreed.

Exhibit 5:

Facts.

Exhibit 6:

So on and so forth. The guy was a big part of the 2008 and 2009 squads and played a key role during the Phillies’ most exciting era of all time. He should be celebrated in the same way we celebrate Cole Hamels, Ryan Howard, and Chase Utley. That’s not to say he was as good as those guys, but I think people seriously undervalue what Werth did from 2008 to 2010.

And he took the money to go to Washington – so what? You would do the same thing. I don’t blame him one bit for accepting that offer.

Maybe it’ll take some time, but both sides will need to get over themselves and bury the fake hatchet. Werth deserves his night at the ballpark and a spot on the wall, and that’s the bottom line, because Stone Cold said so.

 

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22 Responses

  1. wrong answer…………
    Maybe we should put everyone from the 2008 roster on the wall of fame.
    Why stop there. lets put Eric Brunlett, and Tom Gordon on there also.
    Why stop there…how about Tadahito Iguchi also?

    1. he didn’t put in enough time here. 2 season does not get you a spot on the Wall.

      What’s next ‘Werth’s Wurst’ Food stands?

  2. never understood the resentment toward Werth from Philly fans. Pro athletes play to win Championships, but they mainly play to make money. Due to wrist injuries, Werth barely had a career up until the Phillies signed him. He performed great for the Phillies, but the Nats came in with an offer that was too good to turn down and he cashed in.

    I wouldn’t mind him being on the Wall of Fame. He wasn’t here long, but he had just as big of an impact on those World Series runs as anyone else did

    1. The reason he gave for leaving was “I’m leaving to win championships”. Right after he won with us. Kind of left me with a bad taste. It was clear he left because he wanted that big, overpaid, Scott Boras contract and cared less about winning.

  3. Why does my comment in support of Werth and without any bad language whatsoever get deleted??? Is it because i left out the part about wanting to stick my face in Kristen Rodgers asspipe after she goes on a nice long jog on this sunny day?

    1. I’d wouldn’t Mind her big behind on my face after a shift at fox29

    2. it doesn’t get deleted, it gets hung up in the system for some reason. I don’t know much about the filtering though, gotta have Kyle look at it

  4. Fuck werth. If he ever sets foot in cbp I will boo the shit out of him . Turned his fucking back on philly and hit us below the belt . Carpetbagger pussy

    1. awwwww bo!, i bet you got a flyers tat on your calf. Only real 4 for 4 guys have flyers tats and b-dawk shirsies bo! And you’re right, Werth turned his back on people like us, he’s a traitor bo

      If you can’t fit a whole primo hoagie in you’re mouth, then you ain’t meat bo

    2. Maybe you should get your husband to buy you some more pads.
      Your complaining like you’re on your ‘cycle’.

  5. ain’t no probably about it. The dude was integral to the Phillies winning that world series. He got greedy (not blaming, anyone would have done the same), jumped ship, became snarky and got (deservedly) booed until the end. Now that his career is done, he will get the standing ovations everyone else got. He deserves to be in any organization that includes Mike Lieberthal as an example of excellence.

  6. Sara Huckstabee Sanderz growls like a rabid badger when her black gardener piledrives her

  7. The people BOOING (like the admitted retards on this page) are more werthless than they think Jayson was. Stop lying to yourself acting like you’d turn down a 100+ mill contract all for the love of the city. HAHAHAHA!!! I couldn’t even finish that sentence without laughing out loud. 😂😂😂😂😂

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