Though I’d be remiss in not mentioning how Philadelphia salvaged the third game of their weekend series with the Padres today, you’ve probably seen the latest bit of unpleasantness surrounding the Phillies’ Brett Myers (above) somewhere or other in the blogosphere today.

Jason Cohen has helpfully supplied an audio link to the effervescent exchange between Myers and the unidentified Philadelphia Inquirer reporter, and as you can hear for yourself, the pitcher declined a challenge to spell retarded, instead calling the writer “a fuckin’ idiot”, and was then reportedly restrained by teammates. (mp3,

There’s been no comment yet from Bill Giles, but I’m counting on the club’s minority owner to challenge the veracity of the above recording, while stressing this was just Myers’ way of kidding around.