(Jayson Werth's locker, circa September 2010. Image via Chicks Dig the Long Ball.)
Most important factoid gleaned from Jayson Stark's fantastic piece about Jayson Werth on ESPN.com Wednesday? No, not that Werth realizes that with great contract comes great responsibility. It's that Werth keeps a messy locker. Next-door locker neighbor (and new BFF) Ryan Zimmerman explains:
"You know, you learn a lot about guys from how they keep their lockers," Zimmerman says, "whether it's neat or messy. I wouldn't say he's terribly messy, but he's not clean, either. He'll scatter some stuff around."
And what has Zimmerman learned about Werth from those locker-housecleaning habits?
"Keep my stuff away from his locker," the third baseman says, laughing. "It might get lost in there."
(via Jayson Stark/ESPN.com, 3/16/2011)
Hmm. Messy, but no mention of a glass skull. A post on Phillies blog Chicks Dig the Long Ball from last September describes one prominent feature of Werth's old locker in Philly: "...a glass skull in Werth’s locker...this is actually a bottle of Crystal Skull vodka." See image above, via the aforementioned blog.
Awesome. So is that skull in Werth's locker at Space Coast Stadium? Will it be featured in Werth's locker in Washington?