The Nats production of runs this week would have Bridesmaids Melissa McCarthy blushing. The off-field stuff, though, was pretty good too.
It’s cold out here for a cycler. Trea Turner knew he could wear nothing less than his Tuesday best to hit the Nationals first cycle in nine years. Here are all the things that Turner looked like: an astronaut, a Teletubby, one of those Nerds candy characters, a scuba diver, a newly contacted species in Star Trek TNG, a very cold native Floridian who is a blessing to the whole entire sport of baseball, and the Nationals next and best Twitter profile photo.
— Trea Turner (@treavturner) April 26, 2017
With great power comes great responsibility. pic.twitter.com/aja2qTQkKM
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) April 26, 2017
The Nationals, as Dusty Baker once pointed out, are a baby making team, and Stephen Strasburg’s new baby girl is small but powerful proof. Stras Baby #2 was born April 25, just a day after Strasburg’s scheduled start in Colorado. With her addition, the Nationals are 6/9 of the way to completing a whole lineup of babies.
If Strasburg would have shared a picture of his new daughter, it would have gone here. (And if I were to talk about the joke that Baker made about her birth, it would go here, too.)
Despite Mike Rizzo’s early attempts to thwart the Nationals progression to a full baby lineup by letting go of Danny Espinosa (and his baby boy Ty), he atoned for his mistakes through the addition of Adam Eaton. In the Eaton signing, the Nationals got a defensive wiz and second leadoff hitter. But how much does that matter when Eaton also comes with the next Washington Capital and the possible key to the third round?
Jude, who has starred in such roles as Jayson Werth’s stand-in mother after a HBP at Coors in 2016, was in attendance for all four games in Colorado. You can read about Jude’s adventures here. However, Jude has outdone her hero factor since then. Jude will be shaving her hair off this week in support of Cancer research because she is better than me, and you, and all of us.
Jude, the Nats/Werth superfan, is the best. She’s shaving her head to raise money for childhood cancer research https://t.co/RPq1Wl1fLO
— Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) April 26, 2017
— TheOzMan (@Ozman670) April 25, 2017
I could go on All Night about how this photo of Bryce Harper wearing a Chance the Rapper hat is truly a Blessings. But All We Got are these few sentences, so instead I’ll guess that Harper was probably talking about the possibility of beating the Angels at the Finish Line, or how it’s No Problem that his Summer Friends Starling Marte and Dee Gordon were recently suspended for using the Same Drugs as Rafael Palmero. Chance’s affinity for the Chicago White Sox can be overlooked because his Mixtapes are full of Juke Jams.
— Bobby Blanco (@Bobby_Blanco) April 22, 2017
Phew, I’m gonna need a Smoke Break.Tags: Adam Eaton, Bryce Harper, Dusty Baker, Nationals, Nats, Stephen Strasburg, Trea Turner, Washington Nationals