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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ed Rendell: ‘Jayson Werth Is A Complete A**’

Philadelphia? Ed? Ass? What is it Uncle Eddie Savitz’s birthday?

Fans were not happy, and booed Werth at the time. This morning on 94WIP, fans continued to express their displeasure.

Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell wasn’t buying Werth’s excuse, and provided his own thoughts on the former Phillies right fielder. “Well, it’s a seven letter word Angelo [Cataldi], and the first letter is “A” and the last letter is “E”!,” Rendell told 94WIP’s Angelo Cataldi and The WIP Morning Show on Thursday.

“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,” Rendell said.  “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.”

Werth also promised last year that he’d do whatever it took to prevent another parade down Broad Street. As a player on a rival team in the same division, that seems like it is a reasonable goal, but was met with ire in Philadelphia.

Repoz Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:00 AM | 31 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. flournoy Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:07 AM (#4247028)
The fans didn't do ####.
   2. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:07 AM (#4247029)
‘Jayson Werth Is A Complete A**’
Takes one to know one, Eddie.
   3. Chris Needham Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:08 AM (#4247032)
The fans are great to Jayson Werth.

That's very true. They've only booed him from day one at about a 8 or 9 on the scale, not the 10 they could've. And I don't recall too many D-cells lobbed his way. (Do they make those anymore?) Nor have their been many beer cups full of urine.

So he's right. He's been treated excellently by the fans.
   4. Chris Needham Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:11 AM (#4247036)
I couldn't possibly recommend the Sports Bog's take on Werth's night any more highly.
   5. Joey B. is counting the days to Trea Turner Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:16 AM (#4247041)
It's really a shame that the Cardinals lost last night. If they had won, we could have potentially mathematically eliminated these morons right on their own damn field tonight.

It's probably good that it worked out this way, because I would have been very tempted to make the two hour drive up there today just to witness it in person and whoop it up.
   6. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:23 AM (#4247046)
“Well, it’s a seven letter word Angelo [Cataldi], and the first letter is “A” and the last letter is “E”!

"Awesome"?
   7. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:29 AM (#4247052)
(Do they make those anymore?)

You are either really, really poor or really, really rich!
   8. Chris Needham Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:31 AM (#4247053)
I have a two year old. I buy AA in bulk at Costco!
   9. Bourbon Samurai in America Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:32 AM (#4247054)
This was great. I love Jayson Werth. Even if he makes too much money.
   10. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:34 AM (#4247057)
WTF, is this a real thing?
   11. ColonelTom Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:39 AM (#4247061)
   12. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:41 AM (#4247062)
I have a two year old. I buy AA in bulk at Costco!

Cheapskate. Buy your kids some toys that require the big'uns!
   13. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 27, 2012 at 10:59 AM (#4247089)
This is an easy one. In Philadelphia fans vs. X, you always know X is in the right.
   14. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: September 27, 2012 at 11:12 AM (#4247103)
If you Google Jayson Werth this (not Albright) is the picture that shows up.
   15. depletion Posted: September 27, 2012 at 11:13 AM (#4247104)
If they had won, we could have potentially mathematically eliminated these morons right on their own damn field tonight.

Step away from the ammo rack, Joey. It wasn't the Phillies that insulted Werth, it was Pointless Ed Rendell. It's nice of Werth to get a bit of attention deflected to himself, since the team has hit a bit of a flat spot. Hopefully, the Nats will have all cylinders firing as the season winds up.
   16. dr. scott Posted: September 27, 2012 at 11:36 AM (#4247126)
I have not seen a D-cell since I owned a dual cassette ghetto blaster in the late 80s blasting Tom Sawyer.

Ok, after typing that I had to play it. However, holding an iPad on your shoulder does not have quite the same gravitas.
   17. Joey B. is counting the days to Trea Turner Posted: September 27, 2012 at 11:36 AM (#4247127)
Step away from the ammo rack, Joey.

I'm just channeling Wilson Goode, the only mayor in American history to firebomb his own city.

It wasn't the Phillies that insulted Werth, it was Pointless Ed Rendell.

No, it's not just Rendell. It couldn't be more obvious that the Phillies fans are (pretty much across the board) still irate that Werth had the nerve to take a big money free agent contract somewhere else that they weren't willing to offer, and Rendell speaks for pretty much all these idiots. Well that's just too damn bad; get over it already Philly.

Hopefully, the Nats will have all cylinders firing as the season winds up.

Hopefully; this I sure agree with. I'm more than a little concerned about Morse and Clippard; they clearly could both use some time off, and they're not going to be able to get it.
   18. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: September 27, 2012 at 11:46 AM (#4247143)
I'm just channeling Wilson Goode, the only mayor in American history to firebomb his own city.

To be fair, he was firebombing a bunch of aholes, and the city block was collateral damage.
   19. Spectral Posted: September 27, 2012 at 11:48 AM (#4247144)
I loved this almost more than I can describe. I feel like we're in an era of almost all players trying to be as unremarkable from a personality standpoint, and as pleasant as possible, that it was just fantastic seeing a guy go full heel for the fun of it. Werth is overpaid, but he sure is fun to have on the team.
   20. dr. scott Posted: September 27, 2012 at 11:57 AM (#4247150)
That's what Sadam said about gassing the Kurds.
   21. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: September 27, 2012 at 11:59 AM (#4247153)
That's what Sadam said about gassing the Kurds.


He did it because Jayson Werth is overpaid?
   22. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: September 27, 2012 at 12:00 PM (#4247155)
I have a two year old. I buy AA in bulk at Costco!


Your robot child is battery-operated? How old-school.

I have not seen a D-cell since I owned a dual cassette ghetto blaster in the late 80s blasting Tom Sawyer.


I bought some just a couple of weeks ago for a flashlight, which was rather aggravating because I already owned a bunch of C-cells that I bought a year or so ago for a bigger flashlight that I subsequently discovered was no longer working for other reasons.

   23. Dangerous Dean Posted: September 27, 2012 at 12:56 PM (#4247213)
(Do they make those anymore?)


Apparently you are not a trucker. All truckers have the maglites with 4 D-cell batteries. Lots of light and the ability to be used as a nightstick if needed.

However, holding an iPad on your shoulder does not have quite the same gravitas.


if by gravitas you meant "a chance that you could get a hernia from lifting it," then yes. The iPad? Not so much.

FWIW, I would have had to fight my way out of the public parks in my hometown for playing Tom Sawyer on a ghetto blaster. If you weren't blasting RUN DMC on a blaster in my town, you learned to not blast anything. It was a tough town.
   24. JoeHova Posted: September 27, 2012 at 01:15 PM (#4247231)
I'm just channeling Wilson Goode, the only mayor in American history to firebomb his own city.

Not the only.
   25. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: September 27, 2012 at 01:38 PM (#4247262)
Philly is a ########.
   26. i'm only STEAGLES when it's complicated Posted: September 27, 2012 at 01:44 PM (#4247270)
I couldn't possibly recommend the Sports Bog's take on Werth's night any more highly.
that is absolutely awesome.
   27. Dangerous Dean Posted: September 27, 2012 at 02:03 PM (#4247291)
Just read the Bog. That was hilarious. I've never been pro-Werth or Anti-Werth. But that one moment makes me a Werth fan. I still think his contract is garbage, but he earned his pay in that moment.
   28. Don Geovany Soto (chris h.) Posted: September 27, 2012 at 02:04 PM (#4247292)
That was indeed awesome.

I used to consume D-cells like candy in the 80s with my JVC boombox (the sucker took TEN of 'em), but nowadays I think we just use them in flashlights.

Other items we have (Roomba "walls," remotes, external speakers, sex toys, whatever) all seem to take C batteries or smaller nowadays.
   29. Don Geovany Soto (chris h.) Posted: September 27, 2012 at 02:04 PM (#4247295)
Also, props for dr. scott. Tom Sawyer!
   30. vortex of dissipation Posted: September 27, 2012 at 02:07 PM (#4247299)
Your robot child is battery-operated? How old-school.


Yes, put a wind-up key in your next robot girl.
   31. dr. scott Posted: September 27, 2012 at 03:04 PM (#4247370)
FWIW, I would have had to fight my way out of the public parks in my hometown for playing Tom Sawyer on a ghetto blaster. If you weren't blasting RUN DMC on a blaster in my town, you learned to not blast anything. It was a tough town.


I first heard the song in 7th grade when the cool kid was playing it in PE on his blaster. We were very lower middle class suburban white trash... Tom Saywer was actually high class for us...

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