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If you're a Nats fan, you probably want to buy Matt Capps a cheeseburger

Jan 4, 2010, 3:24 PM EDT

New Nats’ closer Matt Capps, in an interview with the Washington Post, talking about offseason conditioning:

try not to put too much emphasis on weight. A lot of it goes on how I
feel. I’ve had two pretty rough years in my career, one in 2004 and one
last year. And the one common denominator in those two years is that I
came into camp in unbelievable shape . . . Look at Babe Ruth, David Wells; some guys perform better when they are heavier.

I feel the same way about writing and sobriety. Thank God I can now write off bourbon as a business expense.

  1. JBerardi - Jan 4, 2010 at 3:41 PM

    I love the examples he chooses… yeah, Babe Ruth, David Wells, guys like that. Because those two by themselves constitute a common type of baseball player.

  2. Sean - Jan 4, 2010 at 3:43 PM

    I read your articles all the time, whats your take on the braves 2010. I rarely have felt this optimistic, but I think its going to be a season to remember. Your take? (All this knowing your a braves fan)

  3. Loren - Jan 4, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    That explains so much.
    Cheers Craig!

  4. Old Gator - Jan 4, 2010 at 4:17 PM

    Craig, try Aqavit. It’s the Platonic ideal of what vodka merely wants to do to you. Pulitzer Prize, guaranteed. And if not, you won’t notice.

  5. Adam Adkins - Jan 4, 2010 at 4:22 PM

    Hey, Matt. Maybe the fact that you struggle to get MLB hitters out is the main issue in your 2009 suckfest.

  6. Jeff V. - Jan 4, 2010 at 4:31 PM

    Or it could be a combination of higher then average BABIP, a FB/HR% twice his career average and that he was overthrowing his change.
    Or what you said.

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