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Statement From Majestic

Hey all, the score is tied 0-0 through two innings under clear blue skies (a welcomed change from recent evenings) at Nationals Park, and while John Lannan warms up to pitch the next frame, here's some brief reading material. Below is a statement from Majestic Athletic President Jim Pisani regarding last week's jersey error.

As you may remember, Adam Dunn and Ryan Zimmerman played the first three innings of Friday's 3-2 loss to Florida with jerseys that read "Natinals."

"All of us at Majestic Athletic want to apologize to both the Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball for accidentally omitting the 'O' in two Nationals jerseys last week," Pisani said in the statement. "We take 100 percent responsibility for this event and we regret any embarrassment for the Nationals organization, players and fans.

"Outfitting all 30 teams and 750 players is a duty we take very seriously. Majestic has been trusted on-field for over 25 years. Based on our history, clubhouse managers expect that every new uniform from Majestic is perfect. For the Nationals, this time we did not meet this standard."

By Steve Yanda  |  April 22, 2009; 7:38 PM ET
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Posted by: leetee1955 | April 22, 2009 7:49 PM | Report abuse

ap and even ladson had this yesterday.

Posted by: surly_w | April 22, 2009 7:52 PM | Report abuse

HAH!!! It may be a signal of good things to come ... such an anomaly in the way back days would be considered quite the omen.

Natinals. Dropping the "O" for zero ... or zero wins? Now lets capitalize the "W" make it a lot bigger in Washington for Wins ... mebbe another mistake? Wintinals?

Posted by: periculum | April 22, 2009 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Nice timely reporting there Yanda - Uniwatch had this on Tuesday.

Posted by: comish4lif | April 22, 2009 8:13 PM | Report abuse

I like that Lannan is bringing his average up!

Posted by: nervousnatsfan | April 22, 2009 8:21 PM | Report abuse

Really need some runs here... The team really doesn't seem to like giving Lannan run support.

Posted by: nervousnatsfan | April 22, 2009 8:41 PM | Report abuse

C'mon bats!!!

Posted by: skippy1999 | April 22, 2009 8:43 PM | Report abuse

Can anyone else get MASN2 on DirecTV? I'm not getting anything on Channel 641 ...

Posted by: misplacednortherner | April 22, 2009 8:45 PM | Report abuse

ESPN broadcast some video the other day of Joe Carter on the field wearing a jersey showing his team was "TOROTNO."

Another clip was of a hockey game, featuring all-time great Wayne Gretkzy.

Top of the eighth and Lannan's out with another no-decision. I hear he's thinking of suing the rest of the Nats' lineup for non-support.

Posted by: gilbertbp | April 22, 2009 8:52 PM | Report abuse

7 scoreless innings though. Way to go!!

Posted by: nervousnatsfan | April 22, 2009 8:56 PM | Report abuse

MASN2 has been coming through fine (mediocre picture quality of course) on DirecTV here - sorry yours is buggy.

Posted by: utec | April 22, 2009 9:06 PM | Report abuse

I've got 641 on in Florida, working fine

Posted by: skippy1999 | April 22, 2009 9:06 PM | Report abuse

is he really going to walk in the winning run?

Posted by: nervousnatsfan | April 22, 2009 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Yes he is. Mr. Hinkley just earned himself a trip ticket on the first flight to up-state New York.

Posted by: mastroj | April 22, 2009 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Oy... I guess we'll just have to see after the bottom of the 9th, nnf...

Please in the name of all that is holy, Tavarez, hold it here

Posted by: HotNats | April 22, 2009 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Somebody please refresh me: Mike Hinckley is on the team for what now?

Posted by: jdschulz50 | April 22, 2009 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Cintron put in for defense and his inabilty to turn the dp costs us.

Posted by: Kev29 | April 22, 2009 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Thanks folks -- checked again, and MASN2 is on here in Waldorf just in time for the ninth inning.

Posted by: misplacednortherner | April 22, 2009 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Great, we are relying on the guy with a 0.143 average to hit the tying run.

Posted by: nervousnatsfan | April 22, 2009 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Bye-bye Mr. Hinckley. When you are up-state drive an hour west to Rochester and head to the Distillery for the best wings in NY. Go for the double barrel after 10 pm (they used to be half-price).

Posted by: mastroj | April 22, 2009 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Hinkley did a great job last night and worked alot, I think he was tired. Manny should have brought Tavarez in earlier, he's been pitching great.

Posted by: skippy1999 | April 22, 2009 9:41 PM | Report abuse

I'm not sure that 10 walks in 8 innings for a middle reliever would be considered great. If you are going to ship people out for not throwing strikes then you have to ship people out for not throwing strikes. That last at bat sounded so bad all I could think was that if Frank was managing he would have pulled him out in the middle of the at-bat. (We've seen him do that before)

Posted by: mastroj | April 22, 2009 9:45 PM | Report abuse

I told you Cintron and Belliard were the "B" team,now i've got to listen to those front running Braves fans tommorow here in the A-T-L DAMN! No need to blame Hinkley the inability to get a fly ball cost us this one two lead off doubles and we couldn't get em home,well its off to the rotten,er big apple to take on the NL east chokers.

Posted by: dargregmag | April 22, 2009 9:52 PM | Report abuse

I feel bad for Mock. Cintron had the runner by ten feet if he makes that throw to first accurate. Mock's walk was close, he was pitching well, Manny pulled him too early. His replacement, Hinkley, had absolutely nothing for two batters. Game lost.

I guess people will not be complaining about Guzman's lack of range now. He consistently turns the double play and makes very few throwing errors. The contrast between Guzman and the two pretenders has been hard to watch both in the field and at the plate.

Cheers to Lannan on a well pitched seven innings. Boos to the hitters who can not get a runner in from second with no outs twice tonight.

Is there another short stop in the minors? Every at bat that Cintron has taken has been lousy. He swung on every pitch with an uppercut tonight. Even if he connects squarely with the pitch the best he can hope for is a fly ball.

Posted by: driley | April 22, 2009 10:25 PM | Report abuse

I was at the game tonight. As Hinckley warmed up, my buddy and I both commented on how bad his pitches were looking. He was literally all over the place.

I'm a Manny Acta supporter, but he should have pulled Hinckley after the first walk. It was very obvious that he didn't have it tonight.

Go Nats!

Posted by: usmc53 | April 22, 2009 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Chico, could you please ask the idiots in charge of in game entertainment why they persist in sending Screech down to clown around directly behind the catcher when their own pitchers are trying to close out the game? You can do that when the opposing pitcher is pitching, but it seems like every night in the 9th they have Screech jumping around directly behind home plate while our pitchers struggle to get the ball over.

I'm not making excuses for our pitchers, but it certainly can't help and it is fundamental. Don't disteact your own players. You won't see the Phanatic doing that, certainly not Billy Marlin, Mr. Met, the Oriole Bird, or any other mascot. He's a teenager now, he should know better.

Posted by: natbiscuits | April 22, 2009 10:41 PM | Report abuse

mike hinckley's theme song, "walk this way."

Posted by: surly_w | April 22, 2009 11:04 PM | Report abuse

Yes, and please also ask why stupid Screech is dancing in the rows (not just aisles) and trying to take pics during crucial at bats at the game.

Really, we need more all around situational awareness by the entertainment crew.

Posted by: Section506 | April 22, 2009 11:25 PM | Report abuse

I have lost sleep over walk-off walks. I assume tonight will be no different.

In other news, Yanda!

Posted by: JohninMpls | April 22, 2009 11:31 PM | Report abuse

Cintron's D certainly was costly. That DP in the 9th had to be turned. Check out Yanda's game story -- he has Kotchman scoring the winning run. Yeah, I know: blame the bearer for the bad news, but what else can you do after wasting Lannan's outstanding effort?

Posted by: nats24 | April 22, 2009 11:36 PM | Report abuse

When you are up-state drive an hour west to Rochester and head to the Distillery for the best wings in NY. Go for the double barrel after 10 pm (they used to be half-price).

Posted by: mastroj | April 22, 2009 9:39 PM

The Distillery had some dang good wings (as did the Elmwood Inn), but if you're in Rochester, why bother with Buffalo-style wings? Do as the natives do: Rochester-style wings at Country Sweet.

Of course, there's always Nick Tahou's "Garbage Plates" for a late-night grease-fest, after the game....

Posted by: fischy | April 23, 2009 12:34 AM | Report abuse

This is B.S.

Everyone knows when you are ordering anything from any vendor you check the items before distributing them. They could make mistakes all they want. ANY professional would check the item before they accept anything from a vendor.

Issuing this statement is an embarrassment to the nationals. It says you do not have the wherewithal to do something a busboy in a restaurant, students at a high school or anyone who has ever received a package would do!

They are crazy. They need to fire their whole PR department.

Posted by: 411Tibby | April 23, 2009 9:28 AM | Report abuse

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