Boys Of Summer, Reading
The life of a relief pitcher is not for everyone. Coming out of the bullpen does not afford the same routine as it does for starters, who are on an every-five-day schedule. Sometimes you are called upon to work two, three, even four days in a row. Other times, you may go a week or more without ever getting into a game. That can leave you with a lot of downtime to fill.
While they were in New York this week helping to earn a sweep of the division rival Mets, members of the Nationals bullpen – Sean Burnett, Tyler Clippard, Ryan Mattheus and Craig Stammen spent some of that downtime at the MLB Fan Cave, poking fun at the rumors that teammate Michael Morse had been spotted with racy best-seller Fifty Shades of Grey. While they acknowledge that Morse was not the actual one reading the book, they admitted that they were themselves, in fact big fans of author E.L. James’ work.
The result? See for yourself.