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Jayson Werth uses trick slide to grab sweet stolen base (Video)

Jayson Werth dug into his bag of trucks to snag a stolen base that left everybody impressed during Wednesday’s Washington Nationals-Houston Astros game.

The Nats were up 1-0 with one out in the third when Werth tried to steal second. It’s unclear whether he popped up after realizing he undershot his slide, or whether he thought he was dead meat and needed to improvise, but his quick moves helped him snag the bag.

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Not only was that stolen base awesome to watch, but it led to a run. Werth scored a batter later on an Ian Desmond RBI single.

Luckily for us, Werth gave us a name for his slide/nifty move:

GIF: Jayson Werth's matrix-esque stop slide, slow motion... on Twitpic

Jayson Werth is the most hairy bobblehead ever

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The Potomac Nationals, a Single-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, are giving away Saturday what’s arguably the most disturbingly detailed bobblehead of all time. The first 1,000 fans to show up at Pfitzner Stadium will be going home with a very hairy miniature Jayson Werth.

We have seen plenty of bobbleheads that pay homage to a player’s beard or long hair, but this one has actual hair-like material coming off of it. Werth basically has a mane coming off his head. The length of his hair — which is halfway down his back on the bobblehead — may be a bit exaggerated, but it’s all part of the fun.

Werth must be flattered.

H/T DC Sports Bog
Photo: Twitter/Potomac Nationals

Jayson Werth goes ‘Mean Girls’ on Dan Kolko (Video)

Jayson-Werth-Dan-KolkoWe have a confession to make — we here at LBS are fans of the movie “Mean Girls.” The good (disturbing?) news is that our love for Regina George is shared by at least one other grown man, and that man is Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth.

Following the Nationals’ 5-2 win over the New York Mets on Friday night, Werth dropped a “Mean Girls” reference on MASN’s Dan Kolko. Werth realized that Dan Kolko sounds an awful lot like “Glen Coco.”

“We got the W, that’s the most important thing,” Werth said. “And we’re back here tomorrow to play again. And good for you, Dan Kolko! You go, Dan Kolko!”

For those of you who are unfamiliar with “Mean Girls,” this is the part Werth referenced.

Kolko took it in stride.

I wonder if that was just something that came to Werth naturally or if he has been planning on it for a while. My guess is it was rehearsed.

H/T DC Sports Bog

Jayson Werth burns Marlins for grand slam after intentional walk, does great bat flip (Video)

Jayson Werth home runJayson Werth must have been pretty ticked off after the Miami Marlins intentionally walked young second baseman Anthony Rendon to load up the bases in the 8th and bring him up to the plate, because he burned them for a grand slam and gave a mean bat flip afterwards.

Werth entered the game without a home run or RBI on the season, so maybe Marlins manager Mike Redmond felt he could get away with one, but the move backfired in a big way.

Redmond should have known better; if you have Carlos Marmol pitching, you never want to put on any more runners than is necessary.

Now let’s look at this great bat flip on loop:

Jayson Werth hilariously frozen on 57-mph curveball (Video)

Jayson WerthChicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Villanueva broke off a 57-mph curveball on Jayson Werth Wednesday that left the Washington Nationals outfielder more frozen than Ted Williams’ head.

Werth clubbed a 3-run home run earlier in the game, so no doubt Villanueva wanted to pitch him carefully in the at-bat. He threw him two called strikes to go up 0-2, then a ball, and Werth flied out to right on the fourth pitch. But damn, did Villanueva ever have him fooled on that super slow curveball. Werth’s response was awesome. Guy just stood there like a statue. The only funnier pitch reaction we’ve seen was Miguel Cabrera waving at a pitch from Yu Darvish earlier this season.

Forearm bash to Eye on Baseball
Video via @RecordsandRadio

Gio Gonzalez, Jayson Werth argue in dugout

Gio Gonzalez Jayson WerthWashington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez and right fielder Jayson Werth got into it with each other during the first inning of the team’s 4-2 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

It’s unclear what they were upset over, but chances are Werth’s effort on Joaquin Arias’ double down the right field line might have bothered the pitcher. Werth had a hitch after going to field the ball by the wall and then made a weak throw into second, not even challenging Arias, who slid in easily with the double:

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Jayson Werth does not want your microphone in his face (Video)

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The Washington Nationals lost a tough game to the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, allowing their division rivals to take three out of four games against them and tighten the gap between second and third place in the NL East. Jayson Werth seemed like he was in no mood to answer questions after the game, but he did his best to be polite. That is, until someone touched the beard.

Werth’s beard has been featured on cupcakes and worshipped by MLB analysts during the playoffs, so it has kind of become a sacred symbol for Nats fans over the past few seasons. When a reporter touched it with a microphone on Thursday, he snapped and abruptly ended his interview. Check out the video:

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