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Posted at 1:33 PM ET, 12/16/2010

Jayson Werth says Philly invasions will end

By Dan Steinberg

(By Cathy Taylor for The Washington Post)


Here's the best thing I've seen emerge from Wednesday's Jayson Werth press conference: his six-shooter cuff links. Pretty sure I've got an identical set.

Incidentally, Werth was on with LaVar and Dukes, and the latter asked him what it would be like losing home-field advantage at Nats Park.

"That's gonna change quick," Werth said. "I think you guys are gonna see. The owners are on board, and Mike Rizzo's done a good job. The reason those people come over here is they don't have a chance to watch their team in Philadelphia. And as soon as we start filling the seats here with Nats fans, those people are gonna go away and we're gonna regain home-field advantage. And I'm looking forward to that day, for sure."

Me too. Werth kept up that optimism through the entire day. It was an impressive showing.

"I'm looking forward to getting this team here in Washington on the same page and getting everybody moving in the right direction," he said. "The Lerner family has assured me they're going to do the things and take the steps needed to build this franchise. They've done the steps the last few years to get the minor leagues and the younger talent in place, and going forward they've assured me that they're going to do what it takes to get more guys like me over here, and get a winning atmosphere, and fill the seats every night, and get the city on board, and just create a place where everybody's proud of the product on the field."

By Dan Steinberg  | December 16, 2010; 1:33 PM ET
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"do what it takes to get more guys like me over here"

If only we could play with 9 Jayson Werths...

Posted by: MyOpinionIs | December 16, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

"If only we could play with 9 Jayson Werths..."

With all due respect, Werth hit 186 with RISP. 139 with RISP and 2 outs. If you had 9 of him you would probably be very angry.

Posted by: plzgetreal | December 16, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Poor, gullible Jayson...

Posted by: mike8 | December 16, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Wonder how he'll feel getting booed in his own stadium (and in Philly) everytime he steps out of the dugout against the Phils. Just stop talking. You're digging yourself and the Nats a hole. It's just reality.

Posted by: dbunkr | December 16, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

plzgetreal, is that career or just in 2010? i think that RISP BA was just 2010. do you know what Dunn's was? probably much worse! he was TERRIBLE with runners on.

Posted by: destewar | December 16, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

It is amazing what 126 million does for your confidence and lack of reason.

Posted by: verbal59 | December 17, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

"Wonder how he'll feel getting booed in his own stadium (and in Philly) everytime he steps out of the dugout against the Phils. Just stop talking. You're digging yourself and the Nats a hole. It's just reality."

You reall are full of yourself. I went to a Phillies mets game about 9/10 years ago and the Vet was a Mets home game. My how you forget

Posted by: JDB1 | December 17, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Every major league ballpark is the same. If you win the fans will come. I remember going to Philly games at the Vet in the 90's that place was pitiful. The Capitals started winning and the Verizon Center became loud and wild and that is freakin hockey. Everyone is more familiar with baseball, imagine how crazy this town will get when the Nats make a run in the playoffs. Just win baby!

Posted by: MrWillie | December 17, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

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