Phillies Legend Sean Rodriguez Will Stay in the National League East

Eric Hartline - USA Today Sports

Big breaking news here:

Rodriguez, you’ll recall, hit a walk-off home run last year and then called out “entitled” Phillies fans, saying this, in part:

I’m not the one booing, I’m not the one screaming, I’m not the one saying pretty disgusting things at times. That seems pretty entitled; you’re just making yourself look pretty bad as an individual, as a person, and as a fan. You’re making guys not wanna basically sit there and say they’re gonna support you here, they’re gonna do this. That’s tough. There’s still a lot of good fans though. Those are the ones I hear, those are the ones I pay attention to.

S-Rod was, of course, booed when he played his next game following that quote. He then apologized or clarified or something along those lines, offering up this:

“I wasn’t trying to insult anybody with what I said,” Rodriguez told reporters. “I’m very similar to the Philly fan base. I’m a very passionate person. I’m a passionate player. I show up every day and I don’t leave anything in the tank.

“Could I probably have used different words? Yeah, absolutely. I could’ve said ‘love over hate.’ I do agree that the fans obviously pay to come watch a game and they feel entitled to want to say something.

It was a week long episode, this Rodriguez thing. Thanks for revisiting that with me, and taking a walk down memory lane.

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3 Responses

  1. huge fan of sports talk show hosts with no callers always asking a question then answering it themselves says:

    This guy was on the phillies roster all of last year, and all he could get now is a marlins minor league gig. Thanks Klentak and Gabe!

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