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The Clubhouse / Re: Extend Soto
« Last post by imref on Today at 01:59:03 AM »
Cool interview with Soto in which he discusses his early days of baseball, how they thought he was too slow, and how they wanted to turn him into a pitcher:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Nationals/comments/j11mmk/juan_soto_explains_in_a_interview_all_the_things/
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The Clubhouse / Re: Extend Soto
« Last post by MtPleasantNatsFan on Yesterday at 11:28:23 PM »
There aren't others of that ilk.  Yankees and Red Sox stars are always going to be under the biggest spotlight.

Also Los Angeles.  Hollywood went to Don Drysdale for every baseball player they needed for tv from 1965-80

The problem is that DC is a transient town - the rich people tend to move here with their preferences and move again for retirement

There is a strong lower and middle class who create traditions, but the Nats never reached out to them and kept booking country artists to play after games
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The Clubhouse / Re: Adam Eaton, is it really over?
« Last post by Five Banners on Yesterday at 11:22:08 PM »
He should retire but I believe he’s got an ego that won’t let him

I think it’s more than that he was excited to be playing and not getting constant pain with plantar issues, and I seem to remember words to that effect
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The Clubhouse / Re: Adam Eaton, is it really over?
« Last post by MtPleasantNatsFan on Yesterday at 11:18:47 PM »
Yes...Harper's routine aged poorly...his cringworthy performance at the 2018 Home Run Derby was the last straw for me...though I was already sick of him. 

I was so happy for him to finally hit the trail.

Yes. 

MLB has some aspects of professional wrestling-

Howard Kendrick, and I’ve spoken to him, his name is Howard must go by the character “Howie Kendrick” per MLB

Dave Martinez must go by “Davey Martinez” also a character

(Davey Johnson did go by Davey)

But allowing Harper and his father to cheat during the HRD because it made for a Good Show?  - I remember waking up that night and just saying to myself- he really cheated- his Dad was throwing balls before he hit the last one. 

And of course the headband look which was just strange

I feel more sad about Harper than anything.  He had all the tools to be respected like Mike Trout, but he couldn’t get out of his own way

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This is what drives me nuts with the “Lerners are cheap” talk- there are 20 examples of owners cheaper than they are.  At worst, they’re middling, but I’ve read articles where they’re in the top ten of MLB owners (Which I think is a bit much)
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The Clubhouse / Re: Adam Eaton, is it really over?
« Last post by varoadking on Yesterday at 11:02:42 PM »
Yes...Harper's routine aged poorly...his cringworthy performance at the 2018 Home Run Derby was the last straw for me...though I was already sick of him. 

I was so happy for him to finally hit the trail.
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The Clubhouse / Re: Adam Eaton, is it really over?
« Last post by MtPleasantNatsFan on Yesterday at 11:01:25 PM »
Yea, Zims gone and the Lerners will be tight with the purse strings to start the season.

The Lerners aren’t cheap, so why do you write this?
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The Clubhouse / Re: Adam Eaton, is it really over?
« Last post by MtPleasantNatsFan on Yesterday at 10:58:33 PM »
my money is on RZ never returning

He should retire but I believe he’s got an ego that won’t let him
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The Clubhouse / Re: Adam Eaton, is it really over?
« Last post by MtPleasantNatsFan on Yesterday at 10:50:17 PM »
I received no enjoyment from Harper leaving! He is way, way, way more exciting to watch than anyone on this team of mostly cast-offs and wannabees. Harper's AB's are still must see TV and absolutely no one in this entire organization can come close to Harper's great head of hair. Seems letting superstars go is status quo for the Nationals so enjoy Turner & Soto while you can.

More and more I’m hearing he was a clubhouse nightmare. 

I think a few weeks ago someone said- “maybe Papelbon knew something we didn’t?”  And while I hated Papelbon from day 1, there is some evidence (Hunter Strickland fight) that some of the teenage brashness (Clown Question Bro) might have aged poorly.  I mean, we all had that friend who kept doing Saturday night live characters ten years after the rest of us...

I spoke to someone a few weeks ago who told me that Werth calmed way down this year.  As much as I loved Werth and Harper, I’ve been hearing stories that Dozier was a really sweet guy who practiced his religion with good works and that Doolittle seemed to have a sixth sense of other teammate’s challenges bEing good role models and talked to them...  and of course, that Soto is a very sweet kid who respects everybody

Someone is eventually going to write a book and we’re all going to hear some story where Harp insulted Gio or Michael A or one of these really innocent guys and I’m convinced we’re going to rethink the clubhouse during those years

Kind of like, I thought Ray Knight was hilarious, but then i started to hear that he was mean when he drank

Except that we’re never going to hear that Tyler Clippard was a real ladies man
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If this wasn’t already answered- didn’t the Marlins immediately trade away everyone after their win?
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