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VIDEO: Detwiler at NatsFest

Feb 3, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT

Last weekend at NatsFest I had the chance to interview Ross Detwiler and ask him about his eventful offseason. He also had some interesting stuff about how having success against the Cardinals in the playoffs last year could help him to have a strong 2013.

  1. MicheleS - Feb 3, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Ross is going to have a tremendous year. Can't wait to watch it.

  2. SonnyG10 - Feb 3, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Looking forward to seeing Det pitch this season. I believe he will continue to improve and be impressive the whole year.

  3. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Feb 3, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Nice interview from Detwiler, interesting stuff.

  4. Nats106 - Feb 3, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Last season I bought a Detwiler shirt (no jersey available) on impulse after he pitched the game when the Nats clinched a playoff berth. I wore it to game 4 of the playoffs and several people asked me if I was his father.This year maybe a few more people will have Det's number on their backs.

  5. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Feb 3, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    "Ross, I AM your father."NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  6. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Feb 3, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    Great idea for a promo on Fathers Day–have the available dads of players throw out the first pitch to their sons, while wearing Darth Vader masks. Or better yet, for that day, have John Adams in a Vader mask.

  7. Faraz Shaikh - Feb 3, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Who is John Adams?

  8. realdealnats - Feb 3, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    He's gonna be in next year's presidents race…

  9. NatsLady - Feb 3, 2013 at 6:23 PM

    Charlie Slowes ‏@CharlieSlowesNats on the radio from Viera 3 weeks from today. 1:00 2/24 on 106.7 the FAN. A little warmth DC on this cold Sunday.

  10. BigCat - Feb 3, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Anything new on Gio?

  11. Doc - Feb 3, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    Det must be stubborn. Davey and Cat were after him all season to mix in his other pitches with his FB earlier in innings count.Now Det says he's going to do it in 2013. He has yet to reach his potential, and we may see it in the coming season.GoooooooooooooooooooooNats!!!

  12. John C. - Feb 3, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    BigCat, there's not going to be anything new on Gio for a while. The process will take time on the MLB end, and Gio isn't talking. Other than saying that he's innocent and the process will uphold that, he really, really shouldn't say anything more. When they say "anything you say can be held against you" they're not kidding. Even the most innocuous statement can be portrayed as something disingenuous or sinister, and God help you if your memory fails you on some irrelevant thing – that will be portrayed as lying, and will be used to undermine your credibility generally.

  13. NatsLady - Feb 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    BigCat, no. Just this article in WaPo, saying he hasn't been seen or heard from. If I were Gio, I would take a vacation in Hawaii or something until Spring Training.gio-gonzalez-is-keeping-low-profilehttp://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nationals/gio-gonzalez-is-keeping-low-profile-since-report-linking-him-to-alleged-supplier-of-peds/2013/02/02/69c76a6e-6d72-11e2-ada0-5ca5fa7ebe79_story.html

  14. baseballswami - Feb 3, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    I also feel that Det is going to have a great season. The mature National Det is one fine young man. Starting to rival Gio in the sparkly personality department. Of course he is well- spoken. His mom is an English teacher. So many smart guys on this team! UVA, Stanford- yikes.

  15. Theophilus T. S. - Feb 3, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Detwiler has the tools, and has shown them at times, to be the Nats' #2 starter. And might have to be this season.

  16. natsfan1a - Feb 3, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    You have learned much, young one. (Re. the WaPo article, not sure why it's news that he's keeping a low profile but whatever.)

  17. Another_Sam - Feb 3, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    What super bowl? I want baseball.

  18. natsfan1a - Feb 3, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    That reminds me, I'd better get to cooking the chili so we can have a super bowl of it later. (I do watch for the commercials, though. :-))

  19. waddu eye no - Feb 3, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    nats lady – oopstrying againgyfngpfb@gmail.com(off-season spelling mistake)

  20. Gonat - Feb 3, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Detwiler…not Detweiler

  21. baseballswami - Feb 3, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Spelling the players' names and auto- correct. Grrrrr.

  22. NatsLady - Feb 3, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    There is baseball. ESPND has the Carribean World Series. Plus you improve your Spanish.

  23. NatsLady - Feb 3, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    waddu, I sent you email.

  24. NatsLady - Feb 3, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    I just read this in an article about the NFL. I wonder how baseball players feel about their doctors. …the players' union released a survey showing eight out of 10 players don't trust team doctors.Understandable, when they serve at the pleasure of their employers. Even more understandable if you play in San Diego, where the team doctor lost a malpractice lawsuit last summer and the Medical Board of California wants to revoke his medical license.

  25. baseballswami - Feb 3, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Ok, I will watch- but mostly for the commercials. Yawn.

  26. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Feb 4, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    Just because it's slowFour years into an eight-year, $180M contract, Mark Teixeira knows he’s overpaid, aging

  27. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Feb 4, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    Who is John Adams?An 18th century community organizer.

  28. Scooter - Feb 4, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    I always kinda liked Detwiler when he was getting his [teeth] kicked here in the comments. Now I find myself much less certain than others hat he will repeat 2012's success. Life's funny.

  29. Section 222 - Feb 4, 2013 at 1:34 AM

    I just read this in an article about the NFL. I wonder how baseball players feel about their doctors. I'll bet Jesus Flores does.

  30. baseballswami - Feb 4, 2013 at 1:51 AM

    Scooter- it's not just the way he pitched , it's an obvious maturity. Like a different guy. He had the stuff, he is smart, but now he just seems to have gotten his head on straight.

  31. Faraz Shaikh - Feb 4, 2013 at 2:02 AM

    how many quarters are there in this game?

  32. baseballswami - Feb 4, 2013 at 2:25 AM

    Too many.

  33. baseballswami - Feb 4, 2013 at 2:34 AM

    So if squirrels and napkins can cause changes in momentum- can lights?

  34. Scooter - Feb 4, 2013 at 3:44 AM

    That's fine, swami. I'm just saying I don't buy into it. Just like I didn't buy that he couldn't do it before. I sure hope he does, of course.

  35. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Feb 4, 2013 at 4:23 AM

    And me, I was never much of a fan since he was drafted, but I came around sometime this past year. Go figure.Meanwhile, the Dominican Republic and Mexico are trying to give each other this game in the CWS. Luis Ayala in now for Mexico, 5-5.

  36. Sec. 3, My Sofa - Feb 4, 2013 at 4:23 AM

    ESPN2.I know you were wondering.

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