Lots of different notes to go through this weekend on Dusty Baker, the training staff, and the health of Denard Span, and whatever happened with managerial candidate Dave Martinez. Lastly, what’s Bryce up to?
Dusty Baker Slogans
Long before “In Rizzo We Trust” was born and the Nats existed, there was “In Dusty We Trusty” shirts created in Wrigleyville in 2003. Time to get creative for 2016. How’s about “Dusty Isn’t Rusty”? or “A Baker’s Dozen” for when you score more than 12 runs? Ok, we will leave the slogans up to the t-shirts makers.
TalkNats Has A Photographer
We hired a credentialed staff sports photographer, Sol Tucker, who will contribute to our blog at no cost and we couldn’t pass up that price. Now we have to see if we can get the Nats to issue a daily photo pass.
This image (insert) will be used a lot by us with Dusty (toothpick in mouth) and his eyes closed and Mark Lerner laughing in the background. You have to wonder if the joke told went something like this, “There once was a Mets pitcher…”
There were other pictures taken by our photographer of Dusty at the Wizards game and Sol Tucker took a photo that Dan Steinberg of the WaPo DC Sports Bog called “The Painting” which is a tribute to The Last Supper painted by Leonardo da Vinci. Steinberg tweeted out that photo: https://twitter.com/dcsportsbog/status/662291173344718849
Dave Martinez Never Interviewed With The Nats but will interview with Dodgers
Sometimes you don’t even remember when you wrote weeks ago something that comes back to be prophetic. Dodgers have now been linked to Kapler, Martinez, and Bud Black. Strange that the comment included Bud Black who we knew at that time was a Nats finalist.
Would be interesting if any of those 3 turn out to be Dodgers’ finalists.
Bryce Harper Family Portrait From Halloween
Bryce is keeping us up-to-date with his life this off-season.
Pumpkin patch with the family! Love these guys #halloween2015
From Kayla Varner’s Instagram: