Oh yes, you may have heard of Mr. Werth. He was that scraggly dude from
that once played right field for the Fightins. You also may recall that Mr. Werth chose to leave the City of California love for a 7 year, $126 million dollar contract with the Nationals. That’s right… the NATIONALS. It’s ok, I’ll give you a second to collect yourself. It really IS funny. Brotherly
What’s NOT funny? That Jayson Werth (undoubtedly a Philadelphia favorite) decided $126 million dollars was impossible to turn down, even if it meant selling his soul to a team that has absolutely ZERO chance at a World Series run. Maybe, dear reader, if that kind of money was offered to us (HA!) we could somewhat understand the pressures of being lured with such a lucrative offer. BUT… Since my feet are planted firmly on the ground, and I have to bust my hump in graduate school just for a shot at the career of my dreams I can’t begin to understand what that sort of offer would feel like.
Around the same time that Werth was saying goodbye to his shot at a third world series with the Phillies, another beloved major leaguer was in fact turning DOWN money to play for the Phils. This guy had a shot to play for 2 other playoff contending teams… yet turned down money to play (once again) in
. You DO know who I’m talking about, right?! Philadelphia
Ohhhhhhh Jayson. Jayson, Jayson, Jayson. What happened? You don’t strike me as a political junkie, so I am going to hope there was a better reason for you to abandon
Philadelphia for other than for money. Does D.C. offer you more culture? I don’t think the weather is any different there than that of Washington , so it couldn’t be that. Did Chase Utley threaten to cut your boys off? Hmmmmm…. Philadelphia