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The Baseball Show: Nats go golfing

May 30, 2014, 12:07 PM EST

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This week’s episode of The Baseball Show featured a pretty funny segment from spring training.

Nationals relief pitchers Drew Storen and Craig Stammen went golfing with former teammate Livan Hernandez down in Viera, Fla., and CSN had a camera there. All three guys were mic’d up as they played the course and it made for a very fun video.

Check it out here:

This second clip includes a discussion of the Nationals’ struggles to hit with runners in scoring position:

  1. Sonny G 10 - May 30, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    That was a nice video.

  2. tcostant - May 30, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    I like Livan Hernandez a lot, but he should be a lesson to all big leaguers to not squander there money and make questionable decisions. Hernandez is still get his wages garnished for the near half a million dollars he owns SunTrust from 2012.
    Last year he auctioned off his championship ring and MVP award from the 1997 World Series.

    In 2011 a government source told The Washington Times that SunTrust repossessed a Lamborghini Murcielago the government said was registered to Hernandez but owned by Puerto Rican drug lord Angel Ayala Vazquez., but listed on Hernandez’s Florida registration.

    Ayala Vazquez was sentenced to life in prison in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    A Federal money-laundering investigation in connection with the case, where he’s suspected of being a straw-buyer for Ayala Vazquez.

    This guy made $50M in his career, it is just embarrassing what happens to are former heroes.

    The whole mess is sad,,,

    • Ghost of Steve M. - May 30, 2014 at 1:48 PM

      Some of your facts are incorrect on Livan. He did not auction his items off. That was incorrectly assumed. The items were auctioned off but came from a mutual friend of Livan’s.

      While I agree he ran into financial difficulties, he is still working and making a contribution to the Nats.

      • tcostant - May 30, 2014 at 2:33 PM

        Ghost that is even worse, if you need money why do your friends have your awards that have value. So sad…

      • Ghost of Steve M. - May 30, 2014 at 2:47 PM

        My friend bought most of his items and never wanted to pry. The other gentlemen who bought the rings and trophy didn’t tell Livan his plans to flip it on an auction. It was a shame it became public. One article was written assuming Livan was the consignor and that wasn’t true. My friend was kind enough to sell me some items from what he got and they will stay in my permanent collection. Livan had amassed a really nice collection over the years.

      • TimDz - May 30, 2014 at 2:45 PM

        I would also disagree with using the term “hero.” He was a great pitcher and a beloved National. The folks sitting in bunkers in Afghanistan and Iraq are hero’s….no ball player deserves that title…

        mini rant over…continue on with your day….

      • Ghost of Steve M. - May 30, 2014 at 2:49 PM

        TimDz, glad you said it but there are a few heroes in sports who have gone above and beyond and they are few in numbers.

      • TimDz - May 30, 2014 at 2:58 PM

        Understood, but I was referring to those who were strictly ballplayers. I agree that there are people like Joe DiMaggio, who served during WW-II and people like Pat Tillman from the NFL….

      • Ghost of Steve M. - May 30, 2014 at 7:37 PM

        Roberto Clemente was a hero and there’s a few more who take volunteerism to a whole new level.

  3. Ghost of Steve M. - May 30, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    RZim will DH in PNats tonight.

    • NatsLady - May 30, 2014 at 1:58 PM

      Where did you hear this? Haven’t seen any notice! Is he in the lineup?

      • David Proctor - May 30, 2014 at 2:01 PM

        The P-Nats tweeted it out. He’s in their lineup.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - May 30, 2014 at 2:09 PM

        It will be announced soon. Surprised Nats haven’t announced it.

    • Eugene in Oregon - May 30, 2014 at 2:22 PM

      CBS Sports also reporting this.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - May 30, 2014 at 2:23 PM

        2:16PM tweet via @Nationals “#Nats 3B Ryan Zimmerman will begin a rehab assignment tonight with Single-A Potomac (@PNats42).

        There you go. Official NatsLady

    • tcostant - May 30, 2014 at 2:25 PM
      • Ghost of Steve M. - May 30, 2014 at 2:26 PM

        Thanks tcostant!

      • Eugene in Oregon - May 30, 2014 at 3:12 PM

        What do folks figure? Three games, back after the Texas series? More? Fewer?

    • veejh - May 30, 2014 at 2:33 PM

      Bout time! Nice.

  4. natsfan1a - May 30, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    More Livo, please.

  5. NatsLady - May 30, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    Wow, the Nats hit .185 against curveballs. They just showed a list of the worst hitting teams on MLBNetwork. There’s some work for a hitting coach.

    • David Proctor - May 30, 2014 at 2:51 PM

      Livo was throwing curves to Zim during BP the other day. Another use for Livo!

    • bowdenball - May 30, 2014 at 3:04 PM

      How the heck do they calculate batting average against pitches? Seems like an apples and oranges thing, since batting average as it’s generally understood is calculated based on at-bats, not by pitch. If I see 10 curveballs and take 4 out of the zone for balls, take 1 for a strike, swing and miss at 1, foul two off, hit one into play for an out and hit one into play for a base hit, what’s my average against curveballs? .500? .100? Something in between?

      Reminds me of that Windows commercial where they scout asks about a pitchers’ ERA against lefties.

  6. Danny - May 30, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Pinnica-Worms sighting! My favorite player in ST.

  7. Danny - May 30, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Kilgore thinks Zimmerman could be on track for a Sunday or Tuesday return.

    • NatsLady - May 30, 2014 at 3:04 PM

      I’m going Sunday. GO for it! (Well, be careful too).

      I’m going to night, but I won’t get there until about 9 pm. Doesn’t look like rain, so I’ll miss most of it… 😦

    • tcostant - May 30, 2014 at 3:06 PM

      Wow that is way to quick, give at least 7 to 10 days to get his swing down, while playing some LF and 1B before you rush him back and then it takes him another week to find his timing. I remember when Storen came back and then didn’t even throw him in back to back games in the minors. Get these guys the reps they need before calling them back up. Please

      • knoxvillenat - May 30, 2014 at 3:10 PM


        I owe you a drink.

      • tcostant - May 30, 2014 at 3:25 PM

        I’m there Sunday, I’ll be in the kids play area from 11am to noon as my kids use all there energy so they stay in there seats during game. Coors Light is fine…

    • knoxvillenat - May 30, 2014 at 3:09 PM

      Sunday or Tuesday of next week? Sounds awful quick coming off a seven week ride on the DL.

      • NatsLady - May 30, 2014 at 3:12 PM

        It does seem fast, but bear in mind the type of injury. He was surely able to keep his legs in shape, quite different than a hamstring or oblique injury that affects the whole body.

      • tcostant - May 30, 2014 at 3:24 PM

        But he didn’t even hit last week and his injury was in early April. Plus he played less than a full game in spring at 1B and has never played LF in a game. Lets check those boxes…





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