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Nats Weekend Features Double Cream Pie


Mock, Martin.


What's the opposite of fail? Gotta be a double cream pie, though I'd argue in favor of whipped cream with caramel sauce and maybe some of those really sweet glazed strawberries over Gillette.

Anyhow, with two newbie starters earning two wins on Saturday and Sunday and the hottest team in baseball rapidly climbing toward mediocrity, John Lannan was double-fisting the cream pies, metaphorically. How much ownership will charge him for overuse of toiletries, I'm not totally sure.

I previously had talked to Craig Stammen about what it feels like to take one of these in the face, but the person who really needs to be interviewed about this is MASN's Debbi Taylor, since she's the one left filling space and counseling the players on whether their boogers are showing. Let's recap the dialog.

Saturday, Garrett Mock (Watch it here)

Taylor: Garrett, a great performance tonight, what was the difference today, in this start?

Mock: I, uh, used my changeup a lot more, they had a lot of lefties.

Lannan: [Pie in face]

Taylor: Oh boy! John Lannan, getting you in trouble.

Mock: Thank you. So, they had a lot of lefties stacked in their lineup. No I'm kidding, let me clean up. [Cleans up]

Taylor: He can't do this, let's let him clean his face off for a second, and then we'll go right back to Garrett Mock. What a great, a great pitching performance, getting your first win of the season. You told me the last start that Josh Bard really had a calming effect on you...

Mock: [Groans]

Taylor: ...and he also came through tonight?

Mock: Yeah, I'm listening.

Taylor: ...with a home run. How was it working with Josh tonight?

Mock: It was great. I told you the last start, I've worked well with him, and him and I communicate real well together, and I was glad to see that he took him deep tonight. So, I, uh...[looking at the camera man] hope he's not zooming in. Do I got boogers in my nose?

Taylor: No no, you're ok, you just have shaving cream a little bit on your face.

[And sure, that dialog will possibly never be topped in the shaving cream pie category of sports broadcasting, but Sunday's wasn't slouching, either.]

Sunday, J.D. Martin (Watch it here)

Taylor: What was working best for you today?

Martin: Everything was working pretty well for me.

Lannan: [Pie in face]

Taylor: And everything is working well for John Lannan. His second shaving cream pie in somebody's face! Two days in a row! And now Jared (?) is gonna give you the towel and we'll let you get cleaned up and then we'll continue this interview. These guys are just having so much fun. Are you gonna be ok? They need to switch to...

Martin: Go ahead, you're good.

Taylor: ...something that's a little better.

Not sure what could possibly be better than this. More booger shots, I guess.

By Dan Steinberg  |  August 9, 2009; 10:56 PM ET
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Comments

They should call an audible next time and give Debbi Taylor the pie in the face.

Posted by: FromTheEclipseThePlaceThatBobCarpenterCallsHome | August 10, 2009 8:00 AM | Report abuse

I gave a creampie this weekend too

Posted by: fushezzi | August 10, 2009 8:10 AM | Report abuse

They really need to get some whipped cream. Blinding your starting pitcher with shaving cream seems like a bad, bad idea.

Posted by: futbolclif | August 10, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

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