The Myers Roller Coaster Express has been shutdown. No more Superman-esque performances, and no more painful minor league demotions. No more wife beating, and no more barroom fighting. Brett Myers time with the Phillies has officially come to an end as Ruben Amaro informed him that they would not be retaining his services. As Myers put it, "Kenny Powers is officially a free agent." I'm not a fan of his, and believe this to be the right decision, but that quote garnered a glint of respect in my eyes for the hot-headed hick.
Brett Myers (2002-2009)- 73-63, 240 g, 1183.2 ip, 986 k, 21 sv, 6 hld, 4.40 ERA, and 1.36 WHIP. It sure has been a roller coaster ride with this guy. Brett is known for getting into bar fights, smacking around his wife, being in and out of shape, and being totally awesome at times and totally sucking at others. No matter how poorly he's pitched at times, the fact is in 2007 with him closing and in 2008 without his 2nd half resurgence the Phils wouldn't have made the playoffs. *From WSBGMs Phillies Best of 2000's Team.
Audio of the infamous "How do you spell retard?" tirade.
I think it would be fitting to send Brett off in the classy WSBGMs style of a song parody. Today I select Goodbye Earl by the Dixie Chicks to put my twist on.
The Phils thought to bring Brett back in,
They searched for reasons,
High and low.
Then they tipped their hats,
And said "Thank You Brett,
If we need your services, we'll let you know."
Well, the weeks went by and,
Fall turned to Winter,
And Winter faded into Spring.
And it turns out Brett was a missing person,
who nobody missed, that was the thing.
Brett had to leave.
We need a break.
Let him go to the Royals,
We'll pack him a lunch.
And stuff your suitcase trunk, Brett.
Well, how is KC?
Good? Don't you ever come back.