Found March 01, 2013 on Metstradamus:
I wouldn't know Reese Havens if he came up to me and hit me over the head with a baseball bat. That's assuming he wouldn't swing and miss. Although if he hit me, he probably would pull an oblique muscle and miss a month, the poor bastard. Point being: I don't get paid to recognize Reese Havens. And contrary to what you might think, I don't carry a spring training roster with me everywhere I go. Nationals announcer Bob Carpenter does get paid for this. But apparently he had a tough time with it on Thursday: Reese Havens has been playing second base for 2 innings now but the Nats' announcers still think he's Wilmer Flores. — mistermet (@_mistermet) March 1, 2013 Hey Nats announcers, Reese Havens and Wilmer Flores are not the same dude. — D.J. Short (@djshort) March 1, 2013 hahahaha Wilmer Flores!!!!! stupid Nats old men... He's Reese HAVENS — Francisco Sarceño (@Frank_Guate) March 1, 2013 When referring to...
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