Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels will be in the same rotation in 2011 and possibly beyond.
All Phillies fans should give their Christmas gifts to charity.
For all the flack Philadelphia fans get, it’s ironic that idiot fans in New York may have had a hand in delivering Cliff Lee to the Phillies.
Anyone trying to figure out just how selfless Lee was at turning down such huge coin from the Bronz Bombers may not be aware of the ladies point of view. More specifically, Lee’s wife Kristen, who reportedly was spat upon by at least one juiced-up Yanks fan during October’s A.L.C.S. A member of the Texas Rangers at the time, Lee downplayed the incident by chalking it up to too much booze.
Kristen Lee is now the patron saint of Philadelphia baseball. If this results in a world series, murals of her should be painted on the side of Citizens Bank Park.
Now, I am not married, so call this the foolish braggadocio of a single dude, but for an extra $50 million, I can only guess that any wife of mine may just have to be mad for 5 to 7 years. Apparently, that’s not the way it rolls in their household. The Lees are from Arkansas, still maintain primary residence there and apparently have some down home sensibilities.
I guess the real subtext may just be: Thanks to idiot Yankees fans for making Kristen Lee $50 million dollars worth of angry before one of our idiot fans did. Moral of the story: don’t be a jerk.
Cliff Lee interviewed by NBC 10 (video below)