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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Nationals virtually assemble for World Series Game 7 rewatch ... and one of them brought a trash can

As you might remember, the Washington Nationals won the World Series, and it feels like it happened much more than six months ago.

With all MLB games shut down for the coronavirus pandemic, the Nationals’ television affiliate MASN has been re-airing the team’s championship run over the last few weeks. Tuesday marked the arrival of Game 7 of the World Series, in which the team topped the Houston Astros for the first title in franchise history.

To mark the occasion, several members of the team assembled for a Zoom meeting to commentate on the game and raise money for Nats veteran Ryan Zimmerman’s Pros For Heroes COVID-19 Relief Fund to benefit healthcare workers.

Between the reminiscing and drinking, one of them brought in a trash can, the now-infamous device used by the Astros during their 2017 championship season. The culprit: singing and shirt-removing enthusiast Brian Dozier, now a member of the San Diego Padres.

At a time like this, why not go back to the stand-by targets of yesteryear?

 

QLE Posted: April 15, 2020 at 12:36 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: brian dozier, dirty rotten cheaters, nationals, trash can, world series

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Philly’s Fox 29 interviews trash can involved in Astros’ sign-stealing: “Nobody asks about my feelin

Jumping ahead to the meat of it:

But one side we haven’t heard from in all of this reporting and investigating is the trash cans that were utilized as a delivery system for the Astros’ sign-stealing. They played a key role in the scheme, getting whacked by players and staffers — and loud enough for batters at the plate to hear. How did these objects feel about their involvement in this scandal?

Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia morning program looked at this angle of the story, nabbing an exclusive interview with one of the trash cans reportedly involved in Houston’s sign-stealing relay system. Anchors Mike Jerrick and Karen Hepp brought the receptacle, nicknamed “T.C.,” into their studio to share a perspective we haven’t yet heard.

Asked how it felt to be involved in such a “trashy” scandal, the trashcan defended its innocence.

“I’m just sitting there and I was beat over and over and over,” said T.C. “Nobody cares about my feelings. It took me two years to get all the dents out. It’s the worst job in sports. Have you seen a baseball dugout? They never use me. There’s stuff all over the floor.”

 

 

QLE Posted: January 15, 2020 at 12:39 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: interviews, philadephia, trash can

 

 

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