Kevin Devaney back with one final update. Here’s what Nelson Figueroa said after tonight’s 10-4 loss to Washington, in response to what he said was “singing” and “chanting” from the Nationals dugout in the third inning:
â€œThey were cheerleading in the dugout like a bunch softball girls. Iâ€™m a professional just like anybody else, so I take huge offense to that. If thatâ€™s what a last-place team needs to do to fire themself up, so be it. I think they need to show a little more class and professionalism. They won tonight but, in the long run, they are still who they are.
â€œEven for the manager and the coaching staff to let that stuff carry on, itâ€™s truly unprofessional. Thatâ€™s why they are who they are.â€
Wow. I can’t remember standing in front of a professional athlete and hearing something like that.
When asked who the culprits were, Figueroa said “Don’t know. I don’t care.”
Whoever it is should probably expect a fastball at the chin over the next three days. Figueroa will make sure of that.