(Photos of TV/MASN by Nationals Enquirer Staff. Ian Desmond gets his post-game interview cut short courtesy of a Jesus Flores shaving cream pie.)
"The ball was crystal clear. The lights -- everything was crystal clear."
(Ian Desmond, via Washington Post, 9/11/2009)
The Future at Short: Clear and Bright?
One heck of a debut for Nats rookie SS Ian Desmond at Nationals Park last night: 2-4, HR, 2B, 4RBI.
Now, if Riggleman doesn't start him tonight in Florida, he should be fired on the spot.
Meanwhile, move over, Guz, via All Nats All The Time: the Nats broke the news to a "shocked" Cristian Guzman before last night's game that they want him to play second base next year:
It was learned that general manager Mike Rizzo and interim manager Jim Riggleman had a private meeting with shortstop Cristian Guzman on Thursday afternoon and asked him to switch to second base for the 2010 season.
Guzman, who did not give Rizzo and Riggleman an answer, was in shock and told them he never played second base in his life.
What's he gonna say? No? Maybe Desmond's not the answer at short next season (hard to say after one game, after all), but this much is clear: it isn't Guzman.