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According to Alex Coffey of the Inquirer, Weston Wilson and Nick Castellanos have been tight since Spring Training. So much so that the 29-year-old rookie always has a place to stay when he’s playing for the Phils.
Since ST, Wes Wilson and Nick Castellanos have bonded. When he was called up, Castellanos invited Wilson & his wife to stay at his home.— Alex Coffey (@byalexcoffey) October 5, 2023
They've been living with him through the playoffs.
“I want to take things off his plate so he can focus on baseball"https://t.co/V9FJBfc1jR
The Phillies are a tight-knit group, and Casty has been a huge part of that. Not only is he a great teammate in the clubhouse, he cares just as much about the guys when they’re not at the ballpark.
“‘He knows my situation and wants me to save my money,’ Wilson said. ‘I’m very fortunate to have somebody advocating for me like that. It speaks to who he is as a person.
‘I know we had a special friendship, even back in spring training. I don’t know what it was, but right away, we kind of clicked. He just took me under his wing. Gave me some advice.‘”
Sure, for a guy with Nick’s contract and a massive house, it’s not a terrible inconvenience, but even offering it in the first place is something most people wouldn’t think to do. It’s clear they’re homies in a real way, which is pretty much where the entire team is at with one another at this point.
It takes a lot of trust to invite a man into your house and allow him to give your wife a tattoo two bottles of wine deep. You can’t win a World Series without that kind of bond between teammates, no matter where they sit on the depth chart.
It is funny to see this happening in what used to be Ben Simmons’ house. A lot of people were worried that place would be cursed/haunted by his bad teammate energy, but you can remove all doubt about that now.
Fortunately for Weston and his family, Simmons took his Simmo The Savage neon sign out of the basement. I don’t know how they’d sleep otherwise.