There are two major takeaways from the Nationals this week: 1. They are very good at playing baseball on the western half of the United States. And 2. They are very good at keeping things interesting off the field.
- Jayson Werth is often described as a mountain man of sorts, but what if it were submitted to you that he is, in fact, a giant teddy bear and this small teddy bear (with an American flag top hat) more closely resembles his personality? No one has to believe anything they don’t want, but what other kind of person leaves a stuffed animal given to him in Oakland by a little fan in the helmet caddy?
- FP Santangelo says a lot of things during MASN’s broadcasts. Some of that is a function of his job, but some of that, depending on who you ask, feels like a lot more because of the things he says. Someone in the broadcast booth must have told Santangelo to put his headset on, because as they come back from break, FP says, “my headset’s on my head, biiiittttchhh.” N i c e. There’s not much more to know about the incident, except that you can hear him pull back while saying the last word as if he realizes what is happening.
- Mike Rizzo is a man very good a making you want to hug him. He has other talents too, but those are usually the reason you want to hug him. Get Trea Turner and Joe Ross for Steven Souza Jr.? Hug Rizzo. Rizzo talks anxiously at a press conference about his baseball children fighting in the dugout? Hug him. Rizzo goes off about another team’s stupidity for whining and being generally difficult? Definitely, for sure hug him.
“We flew 3,000 f—— miles and we beat their a—–” belongs on a t-shirt. https://t.co/WygBReNW37
— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) June 9, 2017
— Mike Harris (@SIcomMike) June 10, 2017
Do you know where your Rizzo is tonight?
- Adam Eaton’s Instagram post has allowed me to finally understand how parents feel when their child takes its first steps. Eaton shows his progress since getting likely season-ending ACL surgery. The video in the post is more reminiscent of Willie Wonka taking his first steps out of the chocolate factory than anything else, but I will allow it.
And to think we ever thought we’d only get car pictures out of his Instagram.
- With Bryce Harper, even foul balls have never been so exciting. In a Sandlot fantasy become a reality, Harper hit the ball off his toe, and the cover of the ball. Our The Sandlot heroes, it turns out, were right about the occurrence being a bad omen. The very next day, the Nationals lost to the Texas Rangers. SPOOKY.
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