(Livan Hernandez tips his cap to the crowd after departing with the bases loaded and one out in the sixth in what could be his final game for the Nationals. Screen cap via MASN/TV.)
"If it’s the last. it’s the last."
(Livan Hernandez, via Washington Post, 9/5/2011)
Thanks for the memories, Livo.
A fitting end for Livan Hernandez: some good, some bad, mostly just good enough, often not good enough. And he still leaves to a standing ovation.
And so Livo is still holding out hope for one more go round in Washington, has reportedly named his price for next year:
But he would return to Washington for a modest salary. "It's not too much," Hernandez said. "It's not something where I'll go to the bank. It's because I love this city, and I love to play here."
(via The Goessling Game/MASNSports.com, 9/4/2011)
But there's no chance he returns in 2012, right? Oh, Mike Rizzo is at least saying there's a chance (via Amanda Comak/Washington Times)
"I'm not going to say that it's his last start as a National. Livan and I are going to talk in the offseason. He wants to be here. We love Livo and I think there's a fit for him here -- during his playing career and beyond. We've discussed that with him, too."
(Mike Rizzo, via Washington Times, 9/4/2011)