Things I learned from Vin Scully and his scouting report of the Washington Nationals

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Vin Scully is simulcast on radio for his first three inning.  It is strange to watch a TV broadcast where the announcer say the pitcher rocks and delivers.

The Nationals like to swing at the first pitch, probably 30% of the time Washington will go after that first pitch.  They like to bunt, they have five bunt singles.  They don’t hit into double plays, and they are a formidable ball club.  However they do have a problem Ryan Zimmerman (shot of Zim in the dugout) you would expect that they would be doing well in the power department and on the sheet they have hit 33 home runs to the Dodgers 26.  

Denard Span from Washington D.C.  So born to play for the National

You could spend half the night talking about Harper (started telling a story about Harper while he was still in the batters box). How odd is it for Harper to bat 3rd in the lineup for a 20 year old.  For 57 year Al Kaline was the only member of the club.  If you had the under of 3 as number of Al Kaline references by the 3rd inning you lost.

It is called a run and hit.  Vin switched the wording, so it is so.

Scully also noticed that the Nats are the worst pinch hitters in the league

Harper was playing T-Ball at the age of 3.

Nats are 15-2 if they score first.

Jordan Zimmermann was a coveted high school football wide receiver.

Ian Desmond’s moms name is Patty Paradise and was a hair dresser.

Espinosa followed Troy Tulowitzki at Long Beach State, local boy.

Davey Johnson once said that Rod Carew could bunt .300.

Suzuki was born in Wailuku in Hawaii.  The island of Maui, then he dropped some Hawaiian on us

(Shot of Lombardozzi)  Thats a full name, you need a broad back to carry it.


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