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Offline PowerBoater69

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Jon Will
« Topic Start: May 03, 2012, 09:06:23 AM »

Great column by George Will about his son Jon, I wish I had seen this yesterday as I sat near Jon last night and would have wished him a happy birthday.  If Davey had Jon's sense of when to call for a reliever we'd be a better team.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/jon-will-40-years-and-going-with-down-syndrome/2012/05/02/gIQAdGiNxT_story.html

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« Reply #1: May 03, 2012, 10:41:17 AM »
Jon is a super cool guy.  Even when things are going bad on the diamond that guy keeps the positivity rolling.

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« Reply #2: May 03, 2012, 10:44:40 AM »
Does anyone know what number he wears on his jersey?  I've been thinking about getting a couple of curly W tee shirts made and thought it would be bad ass to have one of his as a tribute.

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« Reply #3: May 03, 2012, 12:21:04 PM »
Moved the political stuff to uncensored:

http://www.wnff.net/index.php?topic=26461

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« Reply #4: May 03, 2012, 12:40:33 PM »
Does anyone know what number he wears on his jersey?  I've been thinking about getting a couple of curly W tee shirts made and thought it would be bad ass to have one of his as a tribute.

28

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« Reply #5: May 03, 2012, 12:49:44 PM »
Nice read, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Jon Will
« Reply #6: May 03, 2012, 12:53:21 PM »
Is the uncensored board a joke?  I always get an error message when I try to go there. 

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« Reply #7: May 03, 2012, 12:59:20 PM »
Is the uncensored board a joke?  I always get an error message when I try to go there. 

That's because we have a thread about you in there.  ;)

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Re: Jon Will
« Reply #10: May 03, 2012, 05:31:25 PM »
Is the uncensored board a joke?  I always get an error message when I try to go there. 

No, it exists.   It's where Kate Upton goes to meet guys.

You have to tell The Chief that you want access to it.

But if the link appears, I assume it should work.


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« Reply #11: May 03, 2012, 05:32:21 PM »
Is the uncensored board a joke?  I always get an error message when I try to go there. 


No, it exists.   It's where Kate Upton goes to meet guys.

You have to tell The Chief that you want access to it.

But if the link appears, I assume it should work.




See the sticky at the top of this section:

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Re: Jon Will
« Reply #12: May 03, 2012, 07:08:21 PM »
Jon is a super cool guy.  Even when things are going bad on the diamond that guy keeps the positivity rolling.

Always fun to check out Jon standing up and looking out towards the bullpen calling for either a lefty or a righty. 

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« Reply #13: May 03, 2012, 07:20:30 PM »
Always fun to check out Jon standing up and looking out towards the bullpen calling for either a lefty or a righty. 

Was it him or the guy in the 300s that would say "anybody but Burmett" last season?

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Re: Jon Will
« Reply #14: May 03, 2012, 07:36:35 PM »
Was it him or the guy in the 300s that would say "anybody but Burmett" last season?


More likely the guy in the 300s, both are regulars who add a lot of life to the ballpark

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« Reply #15: May 03, 2012, 07:39:42 PM »
More likely the guy in the 300s, both are regulars who add a lot of life to the ballpark

That's right. I once bumped into Jon, Tim Kirkjisn, and Ray Knight all palling around on the media floor.

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Re: Jon Will
« Reply #16: May 05, 2012, 10:10:12 AM »
I saw Jon last night in section 128.  He was wearing a shirt that said "Will" on the back with the number 40

Does anyone know what number he wears on his jersey?  I've been thinking about getting a couple of curly W tee shirts made and thought it would be bad ass to have one of his as a tribute.


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« Reply #17: May 05, 2012, 08:31:27 PM »
I saw Jon last night in section 128.  He was wearing a shirt that said "Will" on the back with the number 40



Hmm... That's totally new this year. He must have been a big Johnson fan, because he always wore a Johnson jersey, then there aforementioned 28 jersey. The Will custom is brand new this season.

Edit to add: btw, nick, not Davey. Realized that might be confusing.

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Re: Jon Will
« Reply #18: May 05, 2012, 08:32:25 PM »
Hmm... That's totally new this year. He must have been a big Johnson fan, because he always wore already Johnson jersey, then there aforementioned 28 jersey. The Will custom is brand new this season.


Sounds like a 40th birthday present.

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« Reply #19: May 05, 2012, 08:38:37 PM »
Sounds like a 40th birthday present.

Duh... Yeah, I'm an idiot. You hit it exactly, the significance of the 40 was throwing me at first. So not just new this season, but new this week then.

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Re: Jon Will
« Reply #20: May 16, 2012, 03:48:45 PM »
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/jon-will-40-years-and-going-with-down-syndrome/2012/05/02/gIQAdGiNxT_story.html

Apologies if this is a repost, but I'm sure many of you caught this article about Nats superfan Jon Will by his father George. Anyone who has sat in Section 128 knows Jon and the infectious enthusiasm he brings to every game. For those who watched the game on Jon's birthday you may have noticed they zoomed in on him between innings and FP wished him a Happy Birthday.

George Will certainly comes off a little "high and mighty" in his column with his condemnation of people who terminate the pregnancies of babies with down syndrome, obviously forgetting that very few people can provide the extremely privileged life that he has provided for Jon. With that said, please keep politics/religion out of this thread and keep it positive towards Jon.

There is a lot of negativity directed towards the Nats on this board, in the media, and in the stands. It is really refreshing to see a fan who is always 100% positive and supports our boys in the clubhouse and right behind the dugout, 81 games per year.