Rhea, Seltzer agree Rolen will not hear boos: 'Fans do not want bad energy down there'


Baseball Hall Of Famer Scott Rolen—who has a strained relationship with Philadelphia fans after leaving the Phillies in 2002—will be inducted into the franchise's prestigious Wall Of Fame on Friday evening before the game.

The question is, how will—and how should—fans react?

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"I am the president of the anti-Rolen club," Rhea Hughes said on Friday's 94WIP Morning Show. "The fans love this team so much, they don't want bad energy down there. I really do think that helps."

"And we are on such a run of positivity with this team," James Seltzer agreed. "I always thought I would boo and as it's gotten closer and in the moment with this Phillies team, I think I just wouldn't do anything."

"It's been a long time," Joe DeCamara said. "Rolen was a really, really great player and he played hard...Looking back on it, you do realize they were not committed to building around him and he wanted to go elsewhere and I can understand that."

Rolen slashed .282/.373/.504 with an .877 OPS in seven seasons (844 games) in Philadelphia. He had 150 home runs and 559 RBIs in a Phillies uniform and was largely considered the best defensive third baseman in the game.

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