Recently, pitcher Ryan Madson and his wife Sarah hosted a fundraiser for Manna, the organization that provides meals to aids and cancer patients. Eagles offensive tackle Winston Justice and his wife Dania were the other hosts.
Madson humbly called himself “the entertainment.” But he was much more. He raised $750 for Manna by auctioning off an autographed Manna T shirt with his number on it. Both Madsons said they do not have their own foundation but like to “lend their support to a variety of charities.”
Sarah Madson, festooned with a necklace made from the top of a World Series ring that the Phillies gave all the players wives, is five months pregnant with her fourth child. The Madsons are hoping for a girl because their daughter wants a little sister.
Just back from spring training, she complaining that “her house (a mansion on the mainline) looked like a bomb had hit it.” Maybe that is why she decided to unload on the fans.
Sarah Madson declared, “I hate the fans. It is bad enough that they bother us during the season, but they will not leave us alone in December when we go out to eat. We stayed here during the off season last year, but we will be going to California this year. There must be something particularly bad about Phillies fans because all the players leave in the off season.”
She had particular snappish words for the female fans of her husband. “Can you believe that they have the gall to give my husband their number in front of me?”
The Justices were busy that week. The next night, they were hosting a benefit the next night at their coffee shop Elixr for the Japanese Red Cross.