"Once we figure out how the park plays, we can start fitting the team to the ballpark. I don't think you can do it in reverse. The team changes every year. The park won't change significantly, ever."
(Stan Kasten, via Washington Post, 3/26/2008)
No room for fat guys:
Finally, Kasten explains why the Nats didn't bring back Livan Hernandez, despite Livo lobbying for a return to Washington: He wouldn't fit in Nationals Park. Literally. That's why Livo will be the Twins Opening Day starter and the Nats will trot out Odalis Perez Opening Night. Hopefully Da Meathook fits in the door.
No, we still haven't come to grips with Odalis Perez as #1. Need another few days, then that'll be the last time we'll mention good ol' Livo.
- Boswell is worried that the bullpen might suffer in the new yard. Acta has no worries about his 'pen.
- Starting lineup still a work in progress.
- WMP doing "better than expected" recovering from torn oblique.
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)