Remember when Ozzie Guillen had his little spat with the Nationals over Bryce Harper’s pine tar? In typical Ozzie fashion, it involved its share of theatrics with some yelling, screaming and expletives thrown in. The Nationals got to have a good laugh with the whole situation, with some of them signing Bryce Harper’s bat, smearing it in pine tar and sending it to the Marlins manager.
Now, Ozzie Guillen’s son Oney Guillen posted a photo of the said bat on twitter, calling it the ‘infamous bat.’ (Just as we had requested. Thanks, Oney!)
Contrary to what Ozzie said Adam La Roche wrote on the bat (“To my hero, Ozzie. Love you.”), it only says “To Ozzie, Your my hero.” That’s quite a different message La Roche left for Guillen than he first said, not to mention the wrong use of your, but at least we know the smear pine tar bat wasn’t some elaborate prank story.
And yes, that would be Bryce Harper’s signature signed next to the ‘Luke 1:37.’
Other good stuff (in case you missed it):
- Wanna know what Gio Gonzalez’s ideal date would be like? Or read some other interview gems? Hint: the date involves roller coasters.
- Some of the Nationals bullpen boys (Stammen, Burnett, Clippard & Mattheus) visited the MLB Fan Cave and read ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ I wonder how many takes it took to shoot this…
- Stephen Strasburg throws fire. (Okay, not really, but he might as well have. His pitching performance helped the Nationals to a 5-2 win over the Mets as well as a sweep.)
- The MLB trade deadline is rapidly approaching. What will the Nats do? Be buyers, sellers, or not do anything at all?
- Next up: a four game series with the Milwaukee Brewers, a (much needed) off day, then a six-game homestand with Philadelphia and Miami.