(Jason Marquis talks on TV back in September. Screengrab via MASNSports.com)
Maybe 2011 is the Year of Jason Marquis? First, he was inducted into the Staten Island Hall of Fame in January. On Tuesday, Marquis had his jersey (#21) retired by his alma mater, Tottenville HS of Staten Island, NY, where he was a highschool legend. Could an induction into the hallowed Ring of Honor at Nationals Park be next? Here's Marquis, via SILive.com:
"When they rip the uniform off my back, this will still be home."
(Jason Marquis, via SILive.com, 2/9/2011)
Here's hoping that doesn't happen until after the 2011 season -- the Nats need all the help they can get until Strasburg returns. But if Marquis starts off 2011 like he did 2010 -- they'll be ripping the uniform off his back AND buying him a one-way bus ticket back to Tottenville.