Ozzie Guillen considered the pine tar incident with Bryce Harper over, but really, we all know it wasn’t over until something else happened. Nothing happened in the series finale on Monday, but the Nationals found another way to insert some amusement into the whole exchange.
Adam LaRoche had Bryce Harper sign a bat for him–which isn’t unusal since players often sign for each other. From there LaRoche also signed the bat and added “To my hero, Ozzie. Love you.”
The Nationals also smeared the bat in pine tar before sending it to Guillen.
Now, we can say certainly say that the pine tar exchange is over. And people say baseball players can’t have fun?
Also, we’re waiting for a photo of that bat…
Other good stuff:
- The Nationals had a walk-off wild pitch win last night and caused a few heart palpitations along the way. It involved three blown saves between the two teams, Bryce Harper coming through in clutch, attempts to douse Ryan Zimmerman (who scored the winning run) with ice cold water, and all in all good heart-stopping chest-clutching baseball.
- Drew Storen and Jayson Werth are coming back…eventually. There’s still a little more rust to shake off.
- 2012 draft pick Lucas Giolito was in the house yesterday. He has quite a few Hollywood connections and even his own lightsaber from Samuel L. Jackson. Also good: he likes DC and we’ll be able to see what he’s capable of soon when he starts to rehab his elbow.
- Michael Morse read ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’…and didn’t like it.