Geoff Geary. Go ahead, take a moment. If you don’t play in a 14-team NL-only fantasy baseball league, you may spend a few moments trying to remember which soap he was on and then give up and turn to the almighty Google. However, Philly fans are very familiar with the former Phillie pitcher, traded for Brad Lidge last offseason.
(For perspective, this is what Phillies fans do when they’re happy.)
He reminisced fondly about his days in Philly recently with the HOUSTON CHRONICLE as he prepared for his second season as an Astro:
My last year before I got traded, there were fans who were threatening my life and threatening other people, saying they were going to follow me home and beat up my fiancée at the time.
Wait, people follow Phillies pitchers around and threaten their significant others? Maybe Brett Myers really did have a case!
After continuing to call that subsection of Phillies fans “rabid dogs”, Geary then admitted he wished he had never left so he could bask in the glory of the vindication of a World Series win. Admittedly, Houston in summer is no picnic, but we didn’t think it would drive anyone back to an abusive relationship.
On the other hand, maybe he just looked down the two rosters. After all, who can compete with WBC great LaTroy Hawkins?… Philly, take Geoff Geary back! He’ll be better this time!