OG Nats blog Capitol Punishment is doing a thing where it names the “most Natinals players.” You know, from the 2006-10 period of Nationals baseball when they were pretty much the laughingstock of Major League Baseball (if not all of sports).
Which got me thinking when I saw this Cristian Guzman dirt collage. Is it the most Natinals memorabilia? And, if not, what could possibly be more Natinals?
If you’ll recall, Guzman was a Jim Bowden special, signing with the Nats for four years and $16 million. He was absolutely awful right out of the gate, with an almost unimaginable .219/.260/.314 slash line before battling back from injury and making the ‘08 All-Star Game and then being pretty bad again in ‘09-10. He was a core member of the fat Nats throughout.
With that as the backdrop, consider that this piece of merch, for sale in the official online shop of the Washington Nationals (only $59.99!), “includes a 5×7 photograph, descriptive nameplate and a capsule of MLB Authenticated game...