“I was so excited for him. With these fans going crazy, booing him, telling him he [stinks] and whatnot, they don’t know what they’re missing. He’s an unbelievable ballplayer. He’s what gets us going.” (Bryce Harper, via Washington Post, 9/27/2012)
"Boooooo!!!!!!!" (Phillies fans, via Citizens Bank Park, 9/26/2012)
Quite the scene in the 9th inning Wednesday night, when Jayson Werth (in the on deck circle) fake-tossed a Danny Espinosa foul ball to Phillies fans, only to roll the ball into the Nats dugout. A chorus of boos ensued (video)...and then Werth singled up the middle (video) to drive in two and send most of the fans who remained at Citizens Bank Park home.
Nats win, magic number down to 4.
(Shots of Phillies fans booing Jayson Werth moments after the fake toss via CSN Philly/MLB.com)
Dear Andy Feffer (since you're reading this, here's a freebie): Don't let Teddy win a race in the final regular season home series of 2012 next week, but let Teddy win every race in a home playoff game so you can keep the stupid regular season losing streak intact. Thank you.
But with the magic number at 5 entering tonight, and given the remaining possible clinch scenarios, none is sweeter than the possibility of the Nats spraying champagne around the visitors clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday wearing t-shirts like those seen above.