Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Nats Insider: Zuckerman: New clubhouse dynamic

I remember when Googie’s Go-Go bar pulled their karaoke machine and lost a ton of biz (plus Nipples Nagurski taking her speculumbago act to NYC didn’t help).

Perhaps less noticeable—though not less notable—were the departures of two well-respected veterans: Mark DeRosa and Michael Gonzalez.

DeRosa may not have appeared on the field much last season while batting various injuries, but the 37-year-old utilityman held considerable influence within the clubhouse. Serving almost as an extra coach before, during and after games, DeRosa took several teammates under his wing, kept things loose with his karaoke machine and sharp wit and even helped inspire the Nationals to victory in Game 4 of the NLDS after reading a passage from Teddy Roosevelt’s “The Man in the Arena” speech.

Gonzalez may not have held as much sway across the clubhouse, but he did hold a significant position within the Nationals bullpen, a seasoned lefty who helped set an example for others and was always available for advice and counseling.

Repoz Posted: February 09, 2013 at 08:09 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: nats

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Renegade (((JE))) Posted: February 09, 2013 at 12:05 PM (#4366098)
DeRosa took several teammates under his wing, kept things loose with his karaoke machine and sharp wit and even helped inspire the Nationals to victory in Game 4 of the NLDS after reading a passage from Teddy Roosevelt’s “The Man in the Arena” speech.

Gee, I wonder what he read before Game 5?
   2. McCoy Posted: February 09, 2013 at 12:29 PM (#4366105)
A Secret Garden.
   3. Walt Davis Posted: February 09, 2013 at 04:14 PM (#4366171)
Ich bin ein Berliner
   4. OsunaSakata Posted: February 09, 2013 at 05:07 PM (#4366197)
   5. Bug Selig Posted: February 09, 2013 at 05:38 PM (#4366213)
"Tales of tanking a season by limiting your star pitcher's innings in the least intelligent way possible."

Big hit in Washington, I hear.
   6. Dan Posted: February 10, 2013 at 04:45 PM (#4366681)
"Tales of tanking a season by limiting your star pitcher's innings in the least intelligent way possible."


If winning 98 games constitutes "tanking a season", then I'm guessing 29 other clubs in baseball will be looking to tank their seasons in 2013.
   7. McCoy Posted: February 10, 2013 at 05:15 PM (#4366707)
If winning 98 games constitutes "tanking a season", then I'm guessing 29 other clubs in baseball will be looking to tank their seasons in 2013.

How many games did the 1919 White Sox win? Were a lot of teams looking do the same thing in 1920? Well, besides the White Sox that is.
   8. Bourbon Samurai is disturbed by bagel developments Posted: February 10, 2013 at 06:15 PM (#4366737)
How many games did the 1919 White Sox win? Were a lot of teams looking do the same thing in 1920? Well, besides the White Sox that is.


I dunno. How much do you think Mike Rizzo got from the Russian mob?

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
BarrysLazyBoy
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogSilverman: Yankees-Red Sox Is Exactly What MLB Postseason Needs
(1 - 8:34am, Sep 26)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogOlney: Derek Jeter must make impossible decision about Giancarlo Stanton's future - Buster Olney Blog- ESPN
(64 - 8:32am, Sep 26)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogThe case for Jose Altuve as the American League MVP, and a look at the rest of the contenders
(65 - 8:30am, Sep 26)
Last: Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle

NewsblogOTP 25 September 2017: CC Sabathia won’t visit the White House if the Yankees win the World Series
(402 - 8:29am, Sep 26)
Last: Lassus

Newsblog24 years ago, Nolan Ryan pitched in his final game - Houston Chronicle
(26 - 8:25am, Sep 26)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogOMNICHATTER is #blessed #justsaying #winning #nofilter, for September 25, 2017
(85 - 1:47am, Sep 26)
Last: Bote Man

NewsblogFrancona ... points to Tomlin in rotation for ALDS
(3 - 12:56am, Sep 26)
Last: Dr. Vaux

NewsblogOT - August/September 2017 College Football thread
(259 - 11:36pm, Sep 25)
Last: cmd600

Gonfalon Cubs15 To Go
(106 - 11:30pm, Sep 25)
Last: Meatwad

NewsblogTaking Back the Ballparks - Tampa Bay Rays
(29 - 11:15pm, Sep 25)
Last: Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com

NewsblogThe Braves in 2018: Snitker could return, but much will change | Mark Bradley blog
(3 - 10:30pm, Sep 25)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogRobinson Cano hits 300th home run | MLB.com
(45 - 9:54pm, Sep 25)
Last: DanG

NewsblogJacob deGrom reaches significant 200-inning plateau for first time in career
(7 - 9:35pm, Sep 25)
Last: Adam Starblind

Sox TherapyRoster Thoughts
(11 - 9:19pm, Sep 25)
Last: Textbook Editor

NewsblogAlbert Pujols is having the worst season for a 37-year-old in MLB history
(61 - 8:58pm, Sep 25)
Last: Lars6788

Page rendered in 0.2749 seconds
47 querie(s) executed