As we turn the calendar to a new year, there is new hope. As a tradition, we also have some New Year’s resolutions.
Suggested Nationals New Years’ Resolutions:
Dave Martinez: Bat the pitcher eighth just often enough to give the Interwebz something to argue about. Oh, and win the World Series.
Trea Turner: Steal moar bases! (because the Nationals shouldn’t waste all that money they spent licensing that Road Runner cartoon, right?)
Daniel Murphy: Keep the launch angle up and the DL days down.
Mike Rizzo: Don’t tell anyone anything in advance. (In other words, same resolution as the last several years.)
Andrew Stevenson: Make the most of the next opportunity—not everyone is Michael A. Taylor who gets three bites at the apple.
Gio Gonzalez: Follow Wieters’ game plans.
Matt Wieters: Hire a sabremetrician to design a statistic quantifying the value of game planning and pitcher calming.
The Law Firm of Madson, Kintzler & Doolittle: meet client’s expectations by never losing a case.
Koda Glover: Never, ever, lie to the trainers.
Stephen Strasburg: Stay healthy (everything else will fall into place).
Max Scherzer: Remember to put those earmuffs on little Brooklyn when she comes to practice. Because she shouldn’t be thrown out of day care because she picked up daddy’s pitching vocabulary.
Bob Henley: Rub in the sunscreen to avoid the daytime zombie look.
Tanner Roark: to be the best pitcher no one outside the Nationals organization and fans have ever heard of.
Ryan Zimmerman: Last year was fun. Let’s do that again (except the losing in October part).
Jim Bowden: Keep my mouth shut on subjects I know nothing about. [Cue: Silent Night]
ArVAFan: Finish retiring. Really. I mean it this time!