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Monday, February 27, 2006

Billy Wagner Really Bitter
From what the ex-Phils reliever/alpaca farmer said in a Newark Star-Ledger interview, getting all those jazillion dollars hasn't made him happy. At least not when he looks back on pitching in Philly. Oh, and it's our fans' fault when one of our teams fails, he suggests.

But couldn't you have used a few minutes with the alpacas after listening to the fans in Philadelphia boo you?
Those people, it doesn't matter how successful you are. I don't get it. They boo you. They scream at you. Anybody who's going to boo you when you don't hit 100 miles per hour, what does that tell you? There are some fans who are fantastic, who were very supportive, and made you feel welcome there. But, for the most part, you had the guys who just came to the ballpark to yell at you. If you're having a bad season there, forget it. You can't get out of that funk. They won't allow you to. ...
How do you think you'll be received when you visit Citizens Bank Park this season?
Oh, I'm going to have a big, old bull's-eye on my back. ... You want to spend your three hours yelling at me? Go ahead. Then I'll go home and go to sleep. You'll get to tell your grandkids that you yelled at me for three hours. If you want to stand there and yell at me -- as long as you're not saying anything about my family -- you can call me whatever you want to call me. I don't care because I think it's hilarious.
Are Phillies fans as bad as it gets? They're easier on the visiting team. ...


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