Jayson Werth signed a great (i.e. insane) contract offer in the off-season with the Washington Nationals. The Phillies and their fans hoped he might be willing to take less money to remain in Philadelphia but the reality of the aggressive (i.e. insane) number the Nats threw Werth’s way made it worth it for him to accept.
He contributed mightily in many ways during his time with the Phils, not the least of which was helping Philadelphia win a World Series.
But no hard feelings. It’s a business and as stated, the money Washington paid him to move South could not be matched by the Phillies. Fans appreciated his service to the franchise while here. Good luck, Jayson.
Well…a local organization is looking for a way to sell some trip packages to see the Phillies play down in Washington in a couple of weeks…and here’s the promo “hook” in their newspaper ad.
“ATTENTION ALL PHILLIES FANS!!! This game will definitely be “Werth” the trip since a certain former Phillie will be standing in right field within shouting distance. Come out and support the Phils on the road against their division foes.”
My informal survey of Phillies fans reveals they don’t hold any grudges against Jayson Werth, let alone want to burn a day going down and back from Washington just to say “hi” to him. With the almost embarrassing riches we enjoy here in Philadelphia when it comes to professional baseball it would be enough just to advertise there’s a trip available to go see them play on the road. Dragging Jayson Werth’s relocation into the mix and creating faux anger makes us appear ungrateful towards him, unappreciative of our luxury with the great players on the roster now…and also having nothing better to do with our lives.
Based solely on the ad’s enticement…this trip is not Werth it.