When, earlier this Spring, new Washington Nationals Manager Dave Martinez brought camels into Nats’ Camp to metaphorically help his team get over the “hump,” we all saw flashes of his experiences with Joe Maddon in Chicago and Tampa Bay.
— Baseball is Fun (@flippingbats) February 28, 2018
But he’s continuing to forget his own path forward with more fun/unorthodox methods, and we are FULLY supportive of that effort here at BIF. So what’s the latest?
Well, according to 670 The Score, Martinez is having his guys practice their walkoff celebrations!
— theScore MLB (@theScoreMLB) March 11, 2018
Apparently, Martinez had every player pretend they hit a walk-off and trot around the bases while doing their best to soak in the moment. Funny enough, they all chose to mime a home run (Martinez says he would’ve just went with a walk-off single and turned around after reaching first), but, hey, if you’re gonna dream, dream big, right?
Practice makes perfect. pic.twitter.com/TD1aI2oZQj
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) March 10, 2018
“I tell them, just like everything else, we work really hard, I also want them to have fun,” Martinez told The Associated Press. “(I told them that) it’s going to happen. One of you guys are going to hit a walk-off home run.”
Now *that’s* having fun with it. Well done, Davey.