What is it with Nats rookies and Jets quarterbacks, anyway?
Last year, Bryce Harper said in an interview that he wanted to be like Joe Namath, and ended up with a "Joe Namath 12" nameplate above his locker in Spring Training. But now there's Anthony Rendon's nickname.
Apparently Nats veterans have taken to calling Rendon "Mark Sanchez" because of his hair. Via Amanda Comak of the Washington Times:
Teammates call him Mark Sanchez, he said, and smiled as he explained that it’s because he and the New York Jets quarterback “both have luscious, beautiful hair."
Davey Johnson told reporters after last night's game that Rendon would be sent back down to Double-A Harrisburg today with Ryan Zimmerman returning from the DL. Hopefully when he returns to The Show next time he'll get a better nickname.
(Pic of Rendon via MASN/TV. Pic of Sanchez via Deadspin)