As you'll see below, Jayson makes a comment about how he feels only the right field fans appreciate him. We all appreciated his time here, that will never change. I, for one, loved Jayson Werth when he was a Phillie, but when he signed a huge deal with a team inside our own division, that relationship cooled and then was over. But to say that it might take 10 years for us to "come around" is ridiculous. Maybe it's the attitude, excuse me, #natitude that has brainwashed him since going down to Washington, but he still isn't seeing things clearly.
There is less of a feeling that the Phillies are laying in the weeds and ready to pounce than there is with the Nationals. But maybe they will. Maybe they will get on another one of those second-half hot streaks. If so, Werth hopes it's not at the Nationals' expense. He had good times in Philadelphia, but he wants to win in Washington.
"I feel like the right-field fans still appreciate me," Werth said. "They'll come around. Maybe [in] 10 years they'll be good to me. It's all good. I always enjoy coming here, for better or worse. Any time I grab lunch or dinner, people go out of their way to say, 'Thanks for 2008.' It's all good."
Werth is a competitor, and wants to win(of course), but personally telling the fans in Philadelphia that he will do everything he can to prevent another parade down broad street is a different story. Those are grounds to boo and slow down this whole "we're all good" process that occurs when a player leaves. For a more recent example, it happened with Scott Rolen. We booed in the beginning, but eventually it dies down, and all- er, most is forgotten. It's a natural process, something that has to evolve and change over time. It's not something we can snap our fingers and say we're "all good."
So yes, thank you Jayson for 2008, we appreciate it, but we're not all good....yet.
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