Roseman on falling Phillies: 'This too will pass'

Roseman on falling Phillies: 'This too will pass'
August 6, 2014, 5:00 pm
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Howie Roseman and Ruben Amaro. (USA Today Images)

It wasn't that long ago when Howie Roseman was enduring the wrath of Philly fans. The forgettable 2010 and 2011 drafts helped expedite the end of the Andy Reid era.

Owner Jeffrey Lurie has since exonerated Roseman, but call it guilt by association -- Roseman has had to overcome his share of criticism, fair or not.

Now Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro is the target of the town. Wednesday on Lunch Break, Roseman empathized with Amaro -- and pointed out a silver lining too.

"I think when you look at it, it's because of how passionate the city is, and you've got to love that," Roseman told host Rhea Hughes. "When you're here, you have to understand it goes along with the territory, but there are a lot of other markets where people don't have the same level of care, the same level of affection for the team, and that's why our stadium is like it is. That's why people don't want to come play in Philly.

"All of us, I know me, feel incredibly lucky to be a general manager of a team in Philadelphia and be part of this city and this culture. I don't think there's anything more we want to do than win for our fans because of their passion and their persistence. I know this too will pass -- that's something we talk about a lot -- moments kind of pass."

Naturally, Roseman also discussed his own team and where it stands entering Friday's preseason opener at Chicago. For that, watch the video above.

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