Werth reflects on dispute with fan

Werth reflects on dispute with fan

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies outfielder Jayson Werth's name was in the news Friday for a reason other than trade speculation, too.

In the 12th inning of Thursday's win over Cincinnati, Werth collided with a fan reaching over to catch a foul pop by Drew Stubbs along the right-field line. Television cameras caught Werth angrily shout at the fan, who appeared to disrupt a catchable ball.

Werth said he got caught up in the heat of the moment -- considering the game was tied at 3 at the time -- and the catch would have ended the inning.

"There's been some backlash, I think," Werth said. "In the heat of the moment, and a situation that goes on, on the field, I'm definitely in a different mindset than I would be in a normal setting. I don't think I would've yelled at anybody liked that if that wasn't the case, with the game on the line." "I feel bad for the guy and the kid that was sitting there," Werth said. "It was definitely a little out of character. But I don't feel bad about playing hard, going into the stands after a ball. It's just one of those deals. It's part of the game."