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Monday, May 21, 2018

Jayson Werth hit his own car with 492-foot home run

Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth hit a prodigious blast during his team’s spring training game Sunday, but there’s a twist that adds more intrigue to the story.

According to a parking lot attendant, bartender, and two people dining at the Tiki bar beyond left field at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Fl., the ball sailed over the fence, and carromed off a palm tree onto the bumper of Werth’s pickup truck.

Werth initially was skeptical of the report because he didn’t park his car.

“But that is usually where I park it, over in that direction,” Werth said after the game. “It could be just a rumor, folklore. … I have to go out there and check it out. If it’s dented or smashed or cracked or shattered, I kind of foresee it staying that way for a while. I think they are just messing with me, but who knows?”

The Washington Post estimated the home run, Werth’s third of the spring, traveled 492 feet. Maybe the Nats need to invest in some “Werth tents” after that.

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