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Jayson Werth Totally Loves the Phillies and Thinks Writers are Stupid

Kyle Scott - February 27, 2013

The word Phillies is never far from the lips of Jayson Werth. It’s like he can almost taste what it was like to play in a real baseball city.  

Usually, he's saying that he hates the team or the fans. But not yesterday. Yesterday, he told reporters in Florida that he fears his makers. Fears the Phillies… and all writers are stupid for – quite very literally – writing them off.

Werth on who he thought was the biggest threat to the Nats CROWN: [Washington Post]

“Phillies,” he said. “I think everybody is writing them off. They played good in September, when they were healthy. They’re not going to roll over, that’s for sure.”

And about the Braves? “Yeah, the Braves got the Upton brothers,” Werth said. “But they lost [Martin] Prado and Chipper.”

They may have lost 81 games last year, but any team with Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee in its rotation should be considered a threat. It has not stopped the Braves from landing ahead of them in most early prognostications.

“That shows me how much everybody knows that writes for a living,” Werth told a reporter. “No offense.” 

 

Well, Jayson and I finally agree on something.

He's still a dick.

The best quote about the Phillies, however, came not from Werth, but from Danny Espinosa:

“Personally speaking, I just always wanted to beat them because of the way they carried themselves,” second baseman Danny Espinosa said. “The way that they walked into everything, they thought they already won the game. That’s how they walk around. And that’s the right attitude to walk around [with]. But for me, when I see that, that makes me want to beat someone even more.”

 

I’m guessing that’s the same cocky confidence that frightened that little baby cub Michael Schwimmer.

Jayson Werth Trolls You Hard, Philadelphia

Kyle Scott - February 21, 2013

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Perhaps lost in the euphoria that was the Flyers ruining the nights of unemployed steel workers and ketchup packet sealers were Jayson Werth’s comments to Bob Brookover of Philly.com. Responding to a question about Jimmy Rollins saying the Phillies would have won the division last year if they were healthy, Werth:

"I would never find Jimmy Rollins disrespectful. I respect him too much. But if we were healthy all year, we might have won 120 games. But we'll have a chance to find out this year." 

 

And here they only fell 22 games short of that mark.

Mind you, 120 wins would have been four games over the Major League record for wins in a season, 116, held jointly by the 1906 Cubs and 2001 Mariners. No doubt JW is trolling, trying to poke a fan base that needs no poking, but he will, of course, be the first person to get all butthurt the first time he hears a few boos in right field at his own stadium.

Perhaps Werth would have been on to something had he said: We would have won 120 games if we were healthy and our manager and GM weren’t COMPLETE IDIOTS that shut down our best pitcher. We may have won the World Series, too. Insead, sad face:


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Old Grey Beards: Cliff Lee and Jayson Werth

Kyle Scott - February 20, 2013



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Together, their contracts will pay them over $240 million (photos via USA Today)

Somewhere, my 2009 self misses itself, which is making for one confusing internal conversation.

The Nationals Blew a Six-Run Lead in Game 5 of the NLDS

Kyle Scott - October 13, 2012

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I turned it off. With the Nats leading 6-1, I turned it off. Didn’t feel like watching an explosion of Natitude. 

Turns out, I missed Natitude exploding.

Here’s what I awoke to at around 3:30 a.m.:

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If you did as I did and didn’t see the end of Game 5 of the NLDS, you missed Drew Storen blowing a 7-5 Nats lead with two outs and two strikes in the ninth. The Cardinals scored four runs in the inning, capping off an improbable comeback from a six-run deficit.

If only the Nats had a stud pitcher capable of preserving such commanding leads in deciding games of playoff series.

Mark Zuckerman describes the post-game scene in the Nats' clubhouse: [Nats Insider]

The remnants of a celebration that was supposed to happen lingered throughout a surreal clubhouse scene, plastic tarps either torn down in haste or left to hang from the ceiling, a temporary carpet covering the majority of the room so the regular flooring wouldn't get ruined amid the jubilee.

Somewhere out of public view, cases of champagne and beer bottles had been stashed away, removed from the premises before the participants could see them. A TV crew that had been in place and ready to broadcast the pandemonium raced to clear out of the room and hustle down the hallway to the visitors clubhouse, where the actual celebration would occur.

All that remained inside the Nationals' oval-shaped office was silence, punctuated by the occasional slap of players and coaches hugging each other and saying their goodbyes for the winter.

 

Natitude, for sure.

We’ll let Baby Bryce have the last word:

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Their, their, Bryce. It'll be OK.

Glorious video after the jump.

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And Now, Jayson Werth Punches You Squarely in the Dick

Kyle Scott - October 11, 2012

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Or directly. Or forcefully. Or angrily. Or vociferously. Whatever. Just watch the video after the jump. Actually, don’t. It's bad for you. #dickpunch

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Ed Rendell Calls Jayson Werth an “Ass”

Kyle Scott - September 27, 2012

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I don’t know that Ed Rendell’s opinios carry much weight anymore (since. we’re. not. quite. sure. what. he. does.), but I’ve always enjoyed his passionate Phillyfanisms, and I’m kind of glad Greg Bucceroni didn’t put a fucking bullet in his head. So, when the former Gov calls Jayson Werth an “ass,” I”m happy to give it some ink. Or bits. Whatever. 

Ed Rendell, speaking to the WIP Morning Show: [CBS Philly]

“Well, it’s a seven letter word, Angelo, and the first letter is “A” and the last letter is “E”!,”

 

It’s too early for Wheel of Fortune.*

“I mean, Jayson Werth is a complete ass! You’re right, the fans did make his career. We made him a star, and we got him that contract. Players are nuts. The fans are great to Jayson Werth. Even Donovan [McNabb], he had some difficulty with the fans, but he acknowledged how great Eagles fans were when it came to winning or losing games. And this is the same guy, Jayson Werth, compare him to what Cliff Lee said about Philly fans, or what Cole Hamels said, this year, about the Philly fans. It’s nuts! I think he’s got to be a little off kilter.”

 

Never mind that Rendell couldn’t go one thought without bringing up Donovan McNabb (who will be making his debut on Daily News Live tonight!), I'd like to solve his puzzle: Jayson Werth is an a_ _ _ _ _ e. Asshole!

Listen to the audio after the jump.

*Is Vanna White ever going to age? My mom and dad always tell me about how, as a baby, I would sit in my little highchair, probably with a fresh load of shit, and smile when the lovely lady came on-screen (some things never change, I suppose). That was in 1985, when I was 2. Vanna is now 55. Schfifty Five! Yet she looks good in HD. It’s amazing. Also – and this keeps me up at night – like, no way her and Pat Sajak haven’t had sex, right? They’ve traveled the country together for 30 years, drinking margaritas. There’s no way they haven’t at least once made a bad decision, if even just for the integrity of the show. Anyone who’s watched has thought about it. They owed it to America to try, because, somehow, them taking each other for a test spin makes Wheel that much more legitimate. 

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Jayson Werth is a Bag of Dicks

Kyle Scott - September 27, 2012

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If you were one of the few who hadn’t yet come around on disliking Jayson Werth (which, I know, is a difficult thing to do– my JW jersey sheds a tear every morning in my closet), I suppose the events of last night may have put you over the Edge.

With one out in the ninth and Werth on-deck, Danny Espinosa dribbled a foul ball in the direction of his whiny teammate. Werth picked it up, pump faked like he was going to throw it to a fan… and then tossed it into the Nats' dugout.

Boo.

TV cameras from CSN, MASN, or ESPN didn’t capture it, but you could certainly hear the reaction of the 20,000 or so (generous) left at Citizens Bank Park. 

When Werth came up (with two on and now two out in a one-run game, mind you), there were vacillating boos and cheers, the latter of which came when Justin De Fratus threw one up and in, around Werth’s once-cool beard.

Unfortunately, for us, the fun didn’t last long: Werth singled up the middle, scoring both runners. 7-4, $126 million man and his playoff bound team. Werth was, in fact, seeing to it personally that we never walk down Broad in celebration again. Or something.

Many people left. Those who remained, booed. Well, except for a cheesy reporter, the Daily News' David Murphy, high up in the press box:


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[This from a guy who once claimed he didn't have contempt for his reader base.] 

After the game, Werth was asked about the incident. His response… is as douchey as it could have been: [Washington Post]

“Earlier in the game, I flipped a ball in the right field seats to a fan. It bounced off her hands and landed on somebody’s lap. A guy reached over, a Phillies fan, reached over into her lap, grabbed the ball and then threw it back on the field.

“So in the ninth when I got the ball, I was going to flip the ball. There was a group of kids. Behind the kids there were these unruly middle-aged men that to me appeared to be snarling. It’s the ninth. Who knows. I kind of got the sense that maybe they were intoxicated. I was going to flip it to the kids, and then I thought, maybe I shouldn’t, because of the people right behind those innocent little children there.

“So I just flipped it in the dugout. Evidently, that rubbed some people the wrong. After the events in right field, I felt it was better to maybe not throw it in the stands.”

 

Here’s a screenshot of those snarling fans: 

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Whoa! Snarls Barkleys over here. 

That Nats won. Werth made out with a hot girl in front of his ex. And yeah, we’re probably a little bit jealous.

Video of Werth speaking to reporters, courtesy of the Trentonian, after the jump.

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Jayson Werth: “I’m Motivated to See to it Personally Those People Never Walk Down Broad Street in Celebration Again”

Kyle Scott - May 7, 2012

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Well, if our goal for taking over right field at NATITUDE Park last night was to get under the skin of Jayson Werth… mission accomplished?

Werth awoke from surgery today and could think of nothing better to do than email Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. It seems the $126 million right fielder didn’t like what he heard coming from Phillies fans after he broke his wrist while attempting to make a sliding catch in the sixth inning:

In an e-mail to the Post, 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. 

 

Get over us, you weirdo.

I guess Werth didn’t hear the 400 or so folks, spread over two sections (some of whom were with our group, some not), applauding as he slogged off the field.  

You see, I recall it happening a bit differently than how Jayson described it. But hey, what do I know? My mind was clouded with a few beers. Surely I wasn’t thinking clearly, the way a person who was writhing around in pain after snapping their wrist would be thinking clearly. Surely the mind concerns itself with picking out exact phrases, from select individuals, seated 150 feet away, under such circumstances. Surely Werth was concentrating on distinguishing a few select lines out of what was largely an entire stadium, packed to the gills with NATITUDE, applauding him on his unfortunate trek to the dugout. 

Surely he heard what he heard.

Surely. Surely! SURELY!!!!

Bullshit.

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