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The Dirty Inning, Episode 18: Worrell War One

Tim Worrell was a relief pitcher. But on April 22, he got to take a swing.

In 2004, the Phillies clubhouse was festering in enough hatred to draw blood. “Team chemistry” was less of a bonding experience and more of a meth lab, rattling on the verge of an explosion. Somehow, this did not result in a stellar season, and in one of the team’s 76 losses that cost them their playoff berth, the bullpen blew a lead they wouldn’t get back.

Let Justin and Trevor tell you the story of that lead, how it was loss, and all the violence that occurred in its wake.

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