No, not position-wise. Not even really playing-wise. The Washington Nationals could use more guys like Gio Gonzalez, and converting the ever-pouting Jayson Werth would be a fantastic start.
The grind of a season can be, well, a grind. 10 years of that grind in the MLB, like Werth has under his belt (particularly with Philadelphia media for so long) can put a permanent frown on your face.
But how can you not want to put the world on with your smile after watching Gonzalez play baseball?
When the pitcher got his first career hit yesterday, there was no wiping the smile off of his face. He was giddy like 5 year old who ACTUALLY got that pony they always wanted. Just look at that smile!
It was infectious, as the whole team looked excited for the kid who had never had an MLB hit before. Everyone was smiling and happy, especially after the Nats won the game in the bottom of the 10th inning.
Then there’s Werth. Mr. Grumpyface was disgusted with yet another communist plot to keep Teddy down as he lost the Presidents Race…again.
Here’s video of the race, in which Teddy tied the shoes of the other presidents before the race. Jefferson took off his shoes to eventually overtake Teddy for the W.
As all know how Werth feels about Teddy. So naturally, he was pissed. He then conveyed such opinions to the media post-game. Via Adam Kilgore:
“What’s the poor guy got to do to get a win? A great American president. Just a great American, period.”
Perhaps if Werth used the stick permanently inserted in his buttocks to bat, his hitting would be back on track.