This is the week when most MLB teams have their official Photo Day, meaning that we have once again been graced with a bunch of pictures of professional athletes looking like awkward eighth-graders. We browsed through a bunch of this year's crop and found our favorites. Blue Jays catcher Jack Murphy, who looks eager…
Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was found guilty of reckless driving today, five months after his Porsche 911 was clocked driving 105 mph in a 55 mph zone on the Beltway in Virginia. He loses his driver's license, and was sentenced to serve 10 days in jail, with the remaining 170 days suspended.
It's not easy playing right field at AT&T Park. The wall is 24 feet high (in honor of Willie Mays), and it is made up of three different surfaces: brick, fence, and padding. A right fielder trying to play the wall has to figure out which surface the ball is likely to hit, and how hard (and where) it will bounce. The…
By the time Jayson Werth came to the plate in the fifth, he had already homered, and the Nationals had already chased Cubs starter Jake Arrieta. And that's when Carlos Villanueva snapped off a breaking pitch that was clocked at just 57 ... miles ... per ... hour. It's safe to say Werth never saw it coming.
Leaving the field after the first inning, Jayson Werth and Gio Gonzalez exchanged some not-so-friendly words. It continued in the dugout, as Werth went up the tunnel and Gonzalez had to be held back by teammates.
Werth: You're gonna need a new tranny on this.
Our resident videographer is off today, so we'll have to make do with this until more replays pop up, ideally in slow motion and looped for all eternity: Nats. Reds. Bases empty, Werth at bat. Sam LeCure on the mound. Werth swings at the first pitch he sees. Deep right-center. Man. Baby. Ball. No glove, no hesitation.
Natitude lives! The Nationals faced elimination in today's game, but thanks to a strong pitching performance from Ross Detwiler and the bullpen, followed up by some late-game heroics from Jayson Werth, they are set to take on the Cardinals in a decisive Game 5 tomorrow.
Did you know baseball players didn't regularly wear gloves until the 1890s? Jayson Werth is an absolute throwback, barehanding a pop fly in yesterday's game just because. Or at least because he lost it in the sun.
Bad break for the Nationals on this one. Adam LaRoche took Cliff Lee deep over the wall at Citizens Bank Park. Unfortunately, it hit flush with a small fence on top of the wall, bounced straight up and back onto the field. Jayson Werth thought it was a home run. Adam LaRoche thought it was a home run. The MASN booth…
You have to hand it to Jayson Werth: If he's the least bit concerned about being 21 games behind the playoff-bound team he left last year for money, he's not showing it.
"Give Werth credit: he tried to force the issue Friday night, hanging around on the warning track between innings and attempting to block George, Tom, and Abe on the track in right field (with a little help from members of the Nats bullpen). Alas, Teddy still did not win." [Nationals Enquirer]
Your morning roundup for May 29, the day after death told the world that the puffy-faced Grandma Bandit was actually a man.
Jayson Werth, D.C.-area multi-millionaire, had his first at-bat at Citizens Park since the December 2010 deal last night. He was treated to a standing ovation of sorts, one that was one-part mostly-genuine strained clapping and one-part all-out disgusted booing (which quieted, slightly, when he tipped his cap), but…
Jayson Werth, the Washington Nationals's $126 million right-field prize, went 1-for-4 with one strikeout in his Beltway debut, a 2-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves.