Up above, video (via MLB.com) of that time back in 2010 when Span hit his mom with a foul ball during a Twins Spring Training game. Ouch.
And so, Mike Rizzo finally got that leadoff hitter/center fielder he's been pining for all this time.
"I think he's going to bring a dimension to the club that we haven't had before. A fast-moving, exciting guy that makes contact and moves the ball around and can fly around the field."
(Mike Rizzo, via Nats Insider, 11/29/2012)
Welcome (back) to Washington, Denard Span (hey, he was born in D.C.!). Can't wait to see you fly around the field...and at the top of the lineup.