HughE Dillon One-Shot: What Brad Lidge Will Miss in Philly

At a signing today, the former Phil said he's sad to leave this city's fans and its restaurants.

Former Phils pitcher Brad Lidge appeared today at newish sports memorabilia shop Man Cave at Liberty Place for a signing before heading to spring training with the Washington Nationals. Here, he’s autographing a painting for fan Will Yip. Yip’s friend Bobby Zeik just painted the Lidge portrait (showing him at his World Series closer moment) so that Yip could get it autographed today. He said the paint was still drying this morning. Lidge told reporters that he was leaving his heart in Philadelphia and that Philly fans were the greatest and that it will be bittersweet when he returns this season to pitch against his old team. Lidge told me he’ll miss the great restaurants here, especially the Farm and Fisherman and his favorite, City Tavern. He said the Old City restaurant was his family’s go-to spot and that he frequently took out-of-town guests there.