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Quote of the Day: Nattitude is too important for grammar

Mar 21, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

New Nationals manager Matt Williams has put a new motivational quote up in the Nats’ clubhouse each day this spring training. Today’s is pretty good:

“First and third, nobody out, your [sic] talking about a big inning.”

He’s rite about that, two.

  1. El Bravo - Mar 21, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    Pawnee: When your here, than your home.

    • crispybasil - Mar 21, 2014 at 11:24 AM

      Williams accidentally hung the sign in the Braves clubhouse.

    • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Mar 21, 2014 at 11:47 AM

      I love a fellow parks and rec fan

    • Bryz - Mar 21, 2014 at 1:43 PM

      Second chunce.

  2. southcapitolstreet - Mar 21, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    There’s nothing harder in the galaxy than keeping your homonyms straight

    • tfbuckfutter - Mar 21, 2014 at 11:52 AM

      NO HOMOS IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS!

    • paperlions - Mar 21, 2014 at 1:29 PM

      Four what its werth, eye think your write.

  3. The Dangerous Mabry - Mar 21, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    You’re talking about a strikeout and a double play, is what you’re talking about.

    Sometimes it’s hard being a Mets fan. Hope for the best and expect the worst.

    • natstowngreg - Mar 21, 2014 at 1:05 PM

      From April to early August, that’s what the Nats did. Or perhaps, a sac fly and nothing else. One of the many things that kept them out of the playoffs. Hoping for more big innings from the start of this season.

  4. RedHeadedBastard - Mar 21, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    Danny Espinosa is unimpressed.

  5. dan1111 - Mar 21, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    He’s paid to manage a baseball team, not write. For me, the more troubling question is: how is this motivational?

    Are players supposed to try to have at-bats that result in a first-and-third-nobody-out situation? This is going to be very de-motivational when Johnny comes up with one out and the bases empty, because he is doomed to fail before he even starts. The players will be even more chagrined when they learn that, if you hit it out of the ballpark, you aren’t allowed to stop on first and third.

    • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Mar 21, 2014 at 11:48 AM

      I put on the a first and third with no one out play! Who the hell told you to hit a 2 run home-run? You are fired!

      • natstowngreg - Mar 21, 2014 at 1:07 PM

        Kids these days, just can’t take direction! Get ‘em off the Nats’ lawn!

  6. jkcalhoun - Mar 21, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    Can we lend him some poetic license, people? It’s a slice of life, a character study:

    First and third, nobody out, your whining about how much they’re asking for beer.

    First and third, nobody out, your stupid ringtone undercuts the buzz.

    First and third, nobody out, your look of concentrated hope.

    I look forward to further installments. Will Williams ever reveal the identity of the mysterious “you”?

  7. chiadam - Mar 21, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    There’s a map on the Cubs clubhouse wall that offers directions to third base and home plate.

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Mar 21, 2014 at 11:54 AM

      Why? That seems unnecessary for the Cubs.

  8. historiophiliac - Mar 21, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    Thank God he didn’t say “should of” or the folks on hear would loose they’re mines.

    • natstowngreg - Mar 21, 2014 at 1:10 PM

      And, as we know, a mine is a terrible thing to waist.

  9. goskinsvt - Mar 21, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    As a Nats fan, Natitude (Craig, you spelled it wrong – http://thefightins.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/natitude-park.jpg) has always a pretty dumb idea.

    • natstowngreg - Mar 21, 2014 at 1:25 PM

      Agreed, ever since getting my (half-season) tickets that said “Ignite Your Natitude.” The latest in a string of head-scratching slogans.

      Remember “Expect It”? Expect what? A less lousy team? The Apocolypse? The Second Coming?

      Alas, the Natitude part caught on, and we’re stuck with it. Now, we have “Mattitude.” Sigh…

      As for Craig, give him a break. He hasn’t trolled us Nats fans much the past several months, and he’s rusty. Trollers gotta have Spring Training, too.

  10. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Mar 21, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    Its supposably inspirational. For all intensive purposes it means the same thing. Buck is just literally trying to fire up the team.

  11. 18thstreet - Mar 21, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    Two-three the count, nobody on. Your going to want to hit a high fly into the stands.

    • jkcalhoun - Mar 21, 2014 at 3:22 PM

      Maybellene and Johnny are pleased by the reference.

  12. atk71483 - Mar 21, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    I don’t know what the problem is here. It seems like a pretty cromulent method of embiggening the clubhouse moral and work ethic to me.

    • historiophiliac - Mar 21, 2014 at 1:25 PM

      Oooh, pass the cromulents, please.

      • paperlions - Mar 21, 2014 at 1:35 PM

        I love cromulents, especially on a salad and with bleu cheese dressing.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 21, 2014 at 1:35 PM

        I knew you were a secret Frenchie!

      • paperlions - Mar 21, 2014 at 1:37 PM

        …and radishes, cromulents go great with radishes.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 21, 2014 at 1:49 PM

        You are not right.

      • paperlions - Mar 21, 2014 at 1:49 PM

        :-)

      • paperlions - Mar 21, 2014 at 1:50 PM

        BTW, I assumed that you meant that there is something wrong with me (i.e. not right in the head) and not that I was simply incorrect.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 21, 2014 at 1:52 PM

        Uh, yeah. Does everybody not use that phrase?

      • paperlions - Mar 21, 2014 at 1:56 PM

        I think it is wide-spread…but without tone, it could be hard to tell if you just meant that I was incorrect or if you meant it the way I took it.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 21, 2014 at 1:59 PM

        Did you read it with an accent? (stress on accent, “not” implied)

      • paperlions - Mar 21, 2014 at 2:02 PM

        Ha….yeah, it reads better (with very clear intent) with an OK or west TX accent.

      • NatsLady - Mar 21, 2014 at 1:36 PM

        Y’all are making me hungry. Need some Nattttttti-FOOOOD!

      • historiophiliac - Mar 21, 2014 at 1:48 PM

        Do they have Natidogs or something like that?

  13. thebigwhitecat - Mar 21, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    That ain’t grammar. That’s speling.

    It don’t make no difference in the long run.

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