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Monday, February 27, 2012

WaPo: Anthony Rendon wow Washington Nationals coaches, staff

A look at the Washington Nationals’ third baseman of the futu—oh wait, I was traveling this weekend, did I miss any big Nationals news?

The Nationals will find a place for Rendon because of his bat. Nationals scouting director Kris Kline called him “the best hitter in the draft” last year. When asked about Rendon’s swing, third base coach Bo Porter smiled, shook his head and said, “Ooooh!”

Last week, Porter threw batting practice to Rendon, and after Rendon sprayed line drives, Porter approached him. “I had your swing before the accident,” Porter said.

“What accident?” Rendon asked.

“I was born,” Porter said.

Esoteric Posted: February 27, 2012 at 10:06 PM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bug Selig Posted: February 28, 2012 at 11:25 AM (#4070216)
Because of line drives in batting practice? Every high school has 15 kids who hit line drives in batting practice.
   2. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: February 28, 2012 at 11:43 AM (#4070230)
Yeah! These scouts are obviously all morons.
   3. AROM Posted: February 28, 2012 at 12:30 PM (#4070263)
If Fetal Bo Porter had Rendon's swing before he was born, then he's the most disappointing prospect of all time. I can only imagine the age 27 projection from a guy who at zero would have been the best hitter in a draft class.
   4. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: February 28, 2012 at 01:06 PM (#4070299)
If he can actually play second base, this is gonna be a damn impressive lineup the Nats can run out pretty soon
   5. Barnaby Jones Posted: February 28, 2012 at 01:28 PM (#4070314)
Last week, Porter threw batting practice to Rendon, and after Rendon sprayed line drives, Porter approached him. “I had your swing before the accident,” Porter said.

“What accident?” Rendon asked.

“I was born,” Porter said.


What does this mean?
   6. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: February 28, 2012 at 01:33 PM (#4070317)
What does this mean?


That Porter has done lots & lots of drugs, apparently.
   7. Accent Shallow Posted: February 28, 2012 at 01:49 PM (#4070333)
Would "I woke up" work better?
   8. Swedish Chef Posted: February 28, 2012 at 01:54 PM (#4070334)
What does this mean?

It means that Gil Hodges didn't escape the wheel of samsara.
   9. Fancy Pants Handle doesn't need no water Posted: February 28, 2012 at 01:57 PM (#4070338)
WaPo: Anthony Rendon wow Washington Nationals coaches, staff

Anothy Rendon is so impressive, he is multiple people?
   10. Bug Selig Posted: February 28, 2012 at 03:13 PM (#4070394)
Yeah! These scouts are obviously all morons.


Do you mean the real scouts who watched him play games and determined that he is a good baseball player or the ones in your imagination who submitted reports saying, "Hits line drives in BP. This is very rare and impressive. Take him!"
   11. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 28, 2012 at 03:18 PM (#4070398)
What does this mean?


Porter was born before Roe v. Wade?
   12. Brian Posted: February 28, 2012 at 03:26 PM (#4070403)
Whatever. The guy can hit. I hope that his shoulder issues don't hinder him going forward and he can fully show what he's got. The Nats are going to be fun soon.
   13. Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: February 28, 2012 at 03:38 PM (#4070408)
What's his girlfriend look like?
   14. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 28, 2012 at 04:19 PM (#4070429)

What does this mean?


Porter's mother had a very uncomfortable pregnancy?
   15. JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: February 28, 2012 at 05:56 PM (#4070494)
What's his girlfriend look like?

Worried about confidence issues?

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