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Lee said Werth, who seemed bitter today (look at that frowny face), wasn't happy when he learned that Lee was signing with the Phillies. The two are friends and talked about ways to get on the same team.
I don't know if I can say exactly how that conversation went down here, to be honest with you. I know once we both got on the free agent market, we talked about trying to get on the same team. Obviously when he signed with the Nationals and I signed here, it didn't happen. When he found out I was coming here, he wasn't the happiest person in the world. I'll put it that way (smiling).
God I can't wait for the first time Lee spins Werth onto one knee with a hook and then runs to the dugout.
Amaro threw in an extra barb when asked if he could have afforded both players:
"I don't think I would have been smart enough to do both thing. If it comes down to a choice, frankly, I'm please with the one we made."
Amaro said the door never closed on Cliff, but stayed open "with a toothpick."
This was too important to the present and the future of our organization not to do this.
Lee said that he loves the National League, likes hitting, and likes facing the pitcher instead of a DH. A jokester, too.
He also appreciates our baseball intellect and Philly itself:
I think the ‑ how do you put it ‑ intensity that you can feel when you get in the game. You can feel the volume. Every game has got an elevated feel to it compared to everywhere else. It's completely different. I don't know what the fans do to create that much more volume and excitement in the stadium, but it's definitely something extra here. I don't know what it is, but it's something they're doing.
They get excited. They're passionate fans. They understand what's going on. They don't need a teleprompter to tell them to get up and cheer, to do that. No, it's exciting. It's an historic town. I didn't realize until I got here how interesting the city is. My family really liked it. I mean, that played a big part in it.
Somewhere, Texas fans are pissed. NY fans? Lee said his wife was never spit on.
This would have only been made better if Lee sprinted away from the podium like he does coming off the mound.
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