Quotable: Jayson Werth on Charlie Manuel and Their Gaze

Quotable: Jayson Werth on Charlie Manuel and Their Gaze

While fans in Philadelphia certainly have mixed feelings towards Jayson Werth after his departure from the Phillies for a most lucrative of contracts with the Nationals a couple winters back, the guys he spent all those years in the Citizens Bank Park dugout with and won a WFC alongside still respect the guy.

Charlie Manuel included. And that respect is most certainly mutual.

Phillies beat writer David Murphy wrote about a moment during the Nationals-Phillies game the other night when the Nats realized they clinched the division in the middle of the ninth inning and Werth looked over to the Phillies dugout and saw Charlie. It's a great nugget.

For a brief moment, their eyes met: one man headed back to the
postseason, the other to an early October vacation. The rest of the
stadium faded away. Werth nodded at his former manager. Charlie Manuel
nodded back.

"I was basically just saying thank you," Werth said. "I look over,
and I see him, and I was pretty excited about what was going on, but it
also made me realize kind of how I got here. Charlie Manuel was
definitely a big part of that."

I'm not one of the people who boo Werth for taking more money and security from the Nationals. Most of us normal folk probably would have done the same. It's moments like the one written about above that remind you that Werth was one of the key players in the beautiful run that culminated in 2008 with a parade down Broad Street and a certain right fielder with a Hulk hand with a beer in it.

It's easy to reminisce about the magic of 2008, and that's likely something we'll always harken back to until a new team creates a similar magic. But as Jimmy Rollins says in the linked-to story, there's never going to be another first time for us.

Ed Rendell, Jim Kenney roast Chris Christie for ripping Eagles fans

Ed Rendell, Jim Kenney roast Chris Christie for ripping Eagles fans

What a week it's been for Chris Christie. 

After watching his top-seeded Cowboys be picked apart by Aaron Rodgers in the divisional round, and being passed over for a position in Donald Trump's administration, the New Jersey governer called Eagles fans "generally angry, awful people."

He can now add being torched by Former Pennsylvania governer Ed Rendell and Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney to that list. 

"You understand how his approval rating is probably the lowest of any governer in the country," Rendell said. 

(Three fire emojis).

"In retrospect, the governer's had a pretty rough couple years," Kenney said. "His presidential campaign crashed and burned, his bromance with the President-Elect didn't seem to go anywhere. I understand why he may be a little bitter or angry."

Boom. Roasted.

Watch the full video for more.

We finally found something (not great) about Joel Embiid: Manziel Buddy?

We finally found something (not great) about Joel Embiid: Manziel Buddy?

Ugh. Joel Embiid may not be perfect.

He may be buddies with Johnny Manziel, at least according to the former NFL hopeful turned party boy.

It all started when Manziel took to Twitter today to talk about doing a free autograph signing for the people of Texas.

The Twitter rant also included this strange line: "No lie.. I was a [bad word] in 2016 I'm just trying to be a good PERSON again#LostInTheSauce."

Hey, owning it is the first step to recovery, right? 

Also, he knows how to get Twitter's attention:

And:

And:

After doing one Google search, there were reports of the pair hanging over the summer in LA. From Busted Coverage:

[Manziel] was tearing up the Warick LA lounge with his Los Angeles friends at a party that included Jerome Boateng from Bayern Munich, Kendra Wilkinson and Joel Embiid among others.

More to this as we learn it...