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Video: Jayson Werth Did Not Like the Aura That Post Game Microphone Was Putting Out, Abruptly Ends Interview

Jul 12, 2013, 12:07 AM EDT

And you wonder why some Phillies fans feel like this?

source:  Jayson Werth had a reputation as being a bit surly with the media during his time in Philadelphia and a bit of that showed on Thursday night after the Nationals loss to the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Werth is going through a pretty typical postgame routine as you can see in the clip above before he takes exception to a microphone being placed juuuust a little bit too close to his beard and then he abruptly says he’s good and ends the Q&A.

Hey, you don’t know what kind of dangerous oils those microphones could contain that could somehow damage the majestic beard.

The Nationals lost the game and the series. Did we mention that?

  1. willh888 - Jul 12, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    went from cool to highly unlikable. Only his doing really. Hope he changes by the time he’s an old man rejoining his teammates in 2028 for the 20th reunion.

  2. PhillyPhan - Jul 12, 2013 at 7:32 AM

    Werth’s a bum. He’s a bum.

  3. Guest - Jul 12, 2013 at 8:17 AM

    In Werth’s defense, one of those journalists was being a complete jackass shoving that microphone in his face. Probably some immature D-bag who made a bet that he could touch his mic to Werth’s beard or some stupid juvenile crap like that. These are the kind of people who infiltrate our media…it’s pathetic.

    • PhillyPhan - Jul 12, 2013 at 8:35 AM

      No it was probably some poor intern’s first day on the job and Werth treated him like shit

      • Steve - Jul 15, 2013 at 1:30 AM

        He should be glad he didn’t smack the microphone out of his hand .I would have said the same thing

    • Nick - Jul 12, 2013 at 10:49 AM

      It was actually a female if you listen to the audio of the interview. Also, the mic doesn’t appear to get any closer to his face then it was prior to her asking a question. Also, Werth is speaking so softly that the mic can barley pick up his words.

      I find it amusing when athletes go off on the media. The media is doing a job. If you don’t like it, tough. You’re getting paid 18 million (in Werth’s case) a year to do this. Grow up.

  4. psudrozz - Jul 12, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    he lost. he was angry. i’m fine with that.

    would love to have him back in right field. it’s a wasteland out there.

    o,and hats off to frandzen. so clutch.

  5. Nicki218 - Jul 12, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Wow…he went from one of my favorites to barely tolerable just about overnight. Not sure how or when it happened but it’s a shame. He’s just too full of himself now. Some people need an attitude adjustment and it looks like he’s one of them..

    • jayson werth - Jul 12, 2013 at 9:27 AM

      I think you mean a “#natitude” adjustment…

  6. galasso2586 - Jul 12, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    I have no problem with this at all. The guy is a competitor and is already pissed off that they lost 3 of 4. That’s the edge that we loved about him when he was here.

  7. Kevin - Jul 12, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    Who does he think he is, Mike Richards?

  8. JANET COCCIA - Jul 12, 2013 at 9:49 AM


  9. BenE. - Jul 12, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    The most enjoyable part about having one of the greatest competitors we’ve had in Philly in the past decade is watching everyone turn on him when he leaves. The same can be said about McNabb. It seems a lot of fans need to get over it (and themselves).

    • nahroots - Jul 12, 2013 at 10:22 AM

      “one of the greatest competitors we’ve had in Philly in the past decade”

      While I tend to agree with you, that’s GROSSLY overstated.

    • Nick - Jul 12, 2013 at 10:54 AM

      What is your deal?

      The guy is playing for the Phillies in-division rival. This is what happens when you do that. Sorry if that offends you but you can’t expect fans to cheer for a guy playing for your rival.

      I think if anyone needs to get over something, it is you. Placing Werth in the category of “greatest competitors” in Philly the past 10 years is criminal. He wouldn’t even be that high on the list if you only considered Phillies players the past 10 years, let alone all of Philly sports.

      So please, keep your nonsense lectures about how fans should act to yourself.

      • BenE. - Jul 12, 2013 at 11:54 AM

        You don’t have to cheer for him, but the constant Werth-bashing by the media and fans is pathetic. If you can’t see that, you are the fan I’m talking about.

    • willh888 - Jul 12, 2013 at 1:37 PM

      You guys act like Jayson Werth is some misunderstood character. No one turned on him.. like he was just minding his own business. It’s always something new with him, and he usually reacts like a jerkoff. TO was a competitor too.

  10. sfsu - Jul 12, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    So, Jayson Werth is a d-bag when he prevents the media from doing its job, but Jayson Werth is a d-bag when he gets frustrated when a fan prevents Jayson Werth from doing his job.

    Werth is a legend. Did more for this franchise than Jim Thome ever did (Werth’s offensive numbers as a Phillie are only slightly worse than Thome’s were, and when you factor in defense and baserunning its not even close), yet Thome is worshipped because he wears high socks and talks like a pastor.

    And if personality were so important, then the ’93 team would have been booed every night.

    • nahroots - Jul 12, 2013 at 12:49 PM

      1. Part of Jason’s job is to talk to the media.
      2. Yes, the fan’s job is to cheer the home team and disrupt the visiting team.
      3. Werth is not a legend

      • galasso2586 - Jul 12, 2013 at 1:52 PM

        If Matt Stairs is a Legend for his 1 Postseason HR then Werth is for his 12. No way we get to the WS in 09 without him and his 7 HRs. Also he hit 309 and had a 387 OBP in 08 on the WFC. Just based on those Playoff Stats he’s a legend

      • sfsu - Jul 12, 2013 at 2:24 PM

        “Whichever team ends the championship drought in Philadelphia will be treated like royalty, unless you show frustration with the media or your name is Adam Eaton”

      • gimmesumlettuce - Jul 12, 2013 at 2:28 PM

        I think you’re confusing a “Legendary Performance” with a “Legend”. There’s a difference.

      • sfsu - Jul 12, 2013 at 2:36 PM

        I think you’re confusing “legend” with Hall of Famer. Dave Schultz, Dutch Daulton, Andrew Toney are legends in this city and nowhere close to being legends in their respective sports. Thought it was an obvious implication since this is a site specifically geared towards Philadelphia.

  11. gimmesumlettuce - Jul 12, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    so many other players can be labeled “legend” ahead of Werth even if you’re just looking at 08-09.

    • sfsu - Jul 12, 2013 at 8:49 PM

      07-10, actually, and his 2 best years were 2007 and 2010

      name another player who had a 4-year span in Philly better than Werth that contributed to a championship, and I’ll show you a legend

  12. Rob - Jul 12, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    I have less criticism of him leaving the interview than I do of the beard in general. He just looks like a total slob. Does Jayson really think this “mountain man” look is cool? I’m not saying “no beards” or facial hair, but gosh, his look is a disaster.

    • sfsu - Jul 12, 2013 at 8:50 PM

      Good thing he’s not trying to fuck anyone named Rob

  13. Atomic Fury - Jul 12, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Aww, poor girl.

  14. nick j merlino - Jul 13, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    Jayson werth is a money grubbing jerk . He should have cherished the team that gave him a chance to play every day and become a good ball player . No instead he runs to the highest bidder , so he was only here for the money , so now go and choke on it . He will never get respect from any true fans in Phila . He does not deserve it . Phila. would have given him a good contract he was greedy and wanted more . His first year in DC they had him pegged as Werth less .

  15. snowbell - Jul 14, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    I never understood this, The Phillies obviously didn’t want to keep him bad enough so what is the problem of going to another team willing to pay him and rising to the challenge of bringing another team to a new championship? It seems like a win win to me, why hate him for it?


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