Limited Youth Bryan Bulaga Jersey The first time I walked into the Hall of Fame Gallery was magical.
The entire Cooperstown experience was surreal, of course, but the Gallery simply took my breath away. I took a picture of the bronze plaque honoring Theodore Samuel Williams. Same with the plaques honoring Jack Roosevelt Robinson and Stanley Frank Musial and Willie Howard Mays and Mickey Charles Mantle and maybe a dozen others. I couldn’t help myself.
These were the legends I’d read about my entire life, the giants who shaped the game and captured the imaginations of baseball fans across the country. These were the plaques I had come to Cooperstown to see. I was completely in awe of those larger-than-life stars of my favorite sport.
Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper will also be the three most under a microscope this spring as the Nationals are seemingly running out of time before the club goes from contender to pretender and possibly loses Harper to free agency in two years.
Limited Youth Dion Sims Jersey Harper, who went from NL MVP honors in 2015 to a season of not hitting above .250, missed time with neck and shoulder problems last season. But he and the Nats will benefit from a full season of Trea Turner and newcomer Adam Eaton, who was acquired from the White Sox this winter for three of Washington’s top pitching prospects.
Despite the big trade, the Nationals whiffed on addressing their biggest need, a closer, and are probably wishing they had right-hander Lucas Giolito back with the question marks around the health of Scherzer (finger) and Strasburg (elbow).