Philadelphia fans know all to well that Jayson Werth is something of a character. He developed a reputation as a guy who didn't always want to talk to the media and some painted him as a player who just had a bad "aura" to him. But he was a pretty darn good right fielder who helped the Phillies win a World Series. So I never held it against him.
Werth signed that crazy lucrative deal with the Nationals a couple of seasons back and some Philly fans decided it was a reason to paint the bearded one as a traitor. I never really understood this.
The Nationals were kind of a bunch of bums when Werth joined them and the Phils were still the team to beat. Oh, how things have changed. Werth doesn't look so stupid now, does he?
“Just because you can do something else doesn’t mean you can hit,” Werth said. “If you can hit, you can do anything. Because it’s the hardest thing to do. There’s nothing harder. I can bake a cake. I could figure out a way to do algorithms. But a guy that knows how to do algorithms could never hit. It’s literally the hardest thing to do. If you can do the hardest thing, you can do anything else.”
Dan Steinberg runs through some of the great reactions around the Internet, but Tony Kornheiser's sticks out.
“He’s an idiot,” Kornheiser said. “He’s just an idiot, Jayson Werth. It may be very hard to hit a pitched baseball. But it’s not the hardest, right? I mean, the sort of self-reverence of that….Again, my ego’s enormous. This is idiotic. I mean, this is Jayson Werth saying ‘I’m an important person because I can do the hardest thing in the world.’ I can. I’m a great hitter. What? C’mon. C’mon. You’re an idiot. There are like 30 things that are harder, and we don’t even have to sit down with a list….
Anyway, maybe Werth and Bryz can be buddies or something.
How about this sick Jayson "Werth-a-rine" that the Potomac Nationals are giving away?