Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Nationals Ace in the Hole?

It's no secret that since moving to Washington the Expos (ahem), oops, I mean the Nationals have stunk. Two consecutive years with the worst record in baseball and really haven't moved from the cellar of the National League East. Well, their luck may just be turning around with the help of a "fortuitous frankfurter" in the mouth of pitcher Tyler Clippard. Wait, what?!

Clippard is in Florida for spring training, and it's a running tradition that players hit up the golf course after practice. Clippard was playing with some Nationals teammates on a par 3 course when he clubbed a hole-in-one. He credited his success to a hot dog he ate. He later partook in another mystery meat stick and chipped in a shot from a bunker. Watch out National League East, the Washington Nationals may just have their ace in the hole!

Shh, don't tell anyone, but Clippard was the bullpen MVP last year posting a 2.69 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. The 25 year old right-hander is actually decent.

George Strait- Ace in the Hole (Live)

1 comment:

andujar said...

Seriously, that Billy Wilder flick "Ace in the Hole" that you have pictured is one of the great underseen movies of the 50s. It never got a theatrical release in the States as it was the "angry" Wilder flick.

Those Nats have an emerging offense, but they need a few arms.