Or, perhaps, a change in latitude, to change their attitude. Natitude.
I sit here smiling like a fruity Cheshire Cat, because on the radio today, Nats announcer Bob Carpenter ripped the now two dozen or so Nats fans for having no clue about anything having to do with baseball. As transcribed by the DC Sports Bog:
“Well, I think there are times when we’re sitting up in the booth saying, ‘Everybody get up, get up,’ most notably during the Strasburg game on Sunday,” the team’s play-by-play voice said Tuesday morning on 106.7 The Fan. (Audio here.) “In the seventh inning he struck out the first two guys, and then when Laynce Nix came up to bat, everybody was just sitting on their hands. With one strike a few people started clapping; two strikes some more people started clapping. And maybe by the time that at-bat ended a couple hundred people were standing. There should have been 30,000 people standing.”
“And that’s what I’d like to see more of, is our fans be a little more aware of certain situations and the fact that Hey, this is our guy, he’s on the mound, he’s about to go seven, he’s about to go eight for the second time,” Carpenter said. “Those are special moments, and I would like to see a little more response. And we have some fans who are still learning this game. I mean, this franchise is in its ninth year, and we still have a lot of new people coming to the ballpark who haven’t been there that much before. So I’m sure the hard-core fans who have been with the Nats since ’05, they’re the ones on their feet and they understand certain situations.”
A contrarian would argue that Laynce Nix and his extra Y, which apparently slows his bat speed, striking out to a rev’d up Stephen Strasburg in the seventh inning on Sunday was as predictable as those gratuitous roller blading shots of Des last night on The Bachelorette— you just knew it was coming… and you knew knees would be knocking. But still, always nice to get a Natitude update. Cue the folks in D.C. who comment meanball on this site between lobbyist meetings!
Also via the D.C. Sports Bog: Bryce Harper promoting underwear for Under Armour. I say there’s about a 94.267% chance his junk was Photoshopped here:
Pic via (@CraigCalcaterra)
Nice dick, bro.