Major League IV: The Nationals

There’s just a scant 24 hours left before pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training down in Viera, Florida, but all I can see going through my head is the scene from Major League with a bunch of suits reading the list of invitees…

Stan Kasten: This is a list of players that I want to invite to Spring Training this year.
Board Member #1: I’ve never heard of half of these guys and the ones I do know are way past their prime.
Manny Acta: Most of these guys never had a prime.
Board Member #2: This guy here is dead.
Stan Kasten: Cross him off then.

With 71 players coming to Spring Training this year, only 3 of whom played with the Nationals all season in 2006, I’ve got to say, it don’t look too good. I’ve got hopes, though, that we can scour the California Penal League for our very own Rick Vaughn, and hope to God that we can find a whole chicken so that our Pedro Cerrano can hit a curve ball.

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