When Cliff Lee joined the greatest pitching rotation ever assembled, passing up more money and more years from the Texas Rangers to return to Philadelphia, some Rangers fans thanked him, while others balked at the idea that he could possibly want to go elsewhere after going to the World Series in his half-season with the Rangers in 2010.
What Lee did should be admired. He obviously wanted to go somewhere and didn't put money first.
Now, it was a little humorous to see the Phillies lose to the Cardinals in the NLDS, what with their greatest rotation ever put together and all. In fact, Philadelphia is the home of the underachieving dream teams this year.
But the hatred for Lee around here is just stupid. There's been signs spotted at Rangers Ballpark, people calling into talk radio shows all with venom toward Lee and joy in the fact that his team failed.
If it wasn't for Cliff Lee, the Rangers would have won their first playoff series just a few weeks ago against the R...