In a candid interview with a 60-something-year-old radio host out of touch with trends, Phillies’ general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. publicly revealed a conversation he had with first baseman Ryan Howard.
“I told him to ‘Go on, git!’ We don’t need you around here no more!”
Amaro Jr. described the scene as very similar to the one in Air Bud when the kid tries to get rid of the Buddy on a creepy old basketball court. The biggest difference is Buddy was costing anyone $20 million-plus a year.
“We would be better off without Howard on the roster,” Amaro Jr. said. “It’s time to turn the page and call up inexperienced lower level prospects to fail for us.”
Howard responded by saying Amaro Jr. would be better off dead to which he replied, “I haven’t seen that movie; I’m not a John Cusack fan.”