A good piece from the Houston Chronicle looks at Geoff Geary, the former Phillie who was traded to the Astros in that Brad Lidge deal before the 2008 season. That deal worked out, right?
Geary was glad to see his former teammates win a World Series, and even sounded like a bit of a bulldog:
“Everybody says when you win the World Series, you basically own that town for a while,” he said. “I don’t need to take advantage of that situation, but it would be really cool to be sitting on a soapbox, looking down with 25 of your best buddies and saying, ‘Yeah, now what? Say something negative about me now.’ ”
He said for the most part Phillies fans were great, but some obnoxious drunks stained some of his memories.