City Paper is not for tourists
What is it with sports imports from Philadelphia? Last year, Donovan McNabb floundered on the football field. This year, it was the Nationals’ turn, as they spent $126 million for seven years’ worth of Jayson Werth, a career .270 hitter. Werth then posted stats like a .232 batting average, 58 RBI, and 157 strikeouts. By mid-summer, with Werth hitting .212, Nationals Park fans were making him feel right at home, assuming that home is Philly: He got booed before most at-bats. In postseason interviews Werth claimed the season was a success because he helped change “the culture” here. It’s true! In inspiring lusty boos, he’s helping Washington develop a surly baseball culture to rival old-time MLB towns. Still, he promises better things, telling the Post that “I’m not very good at failure.” He’s got only six years left to prove it.