Nats bleeding warriors and a luminary softball gameJul 12
For several years, a Nats have lobbied for members of their Wounded Warriors softball group to get a place in a MLB luminary game, played in a run-up to a All-Star game. This is a same softball group that annually humiliates a garland of my D.C. sports media colleagues during Nats Park, and if they’re good adequate to bruise Mike Wise, they’re good adequate to bruise Jon Hamm.
Well, a Nats succeeded this year, and dual members of that group — Saul Bosquez and Matt Kinsey — were on a register for Sunday night’s game. (It was promote on check after Monday’s home-run derby.) Kinsey wound adult going 3-for-3, attack a three-run homer, hugging Jennie Finch during home image and winning diversion MVP honors. And he also wound adult on Gio Gonzalez’s list of All-Star memories:
[Gonzalez] pronounced one of his favorite moments was examination Wounded Warrior softball actor Matt Kinsey, who threw out a initial representation during a Nationals diversion final week, raise a MVP prize during a finish of a luminary softball game.
“I told him to strike dual home runs,” Gonzalez said. “I didn’t tell him to win a MVP! That man needs to chuck out a initial representation again.”
Bosquez, meanwhile, also went 3-for-3, and told a Nats Web site that “Besides a birth of my son, this has been one of a biggest practice of my life. We’re so unapproachable to be here and to wear a Curly W.”
Kinsey got during slightest dual station ovations from a crowd: before his initial at-bat, and after winning a MVP award. The above video shows a initial ovation. The next video shows a home run.