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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Robert Fick: The hidden power in the Nats clubhouse?

During Saturday's Nats/Mets broadcast, I heard Bob Carpenter make a rather interesting observation with regards to catcher Robert Fick.

The seventh inning had just ended and there was some speculation that, even with 97 pitches thrown so far during the game, that starter Shawn Hill would remain in when the 8th inning came. The camera showed a shot of Hill being embraced by Robert Fick for his outstanding pitching performance. MASN play-by-play man Bob Carpenter announced, "When Robert Fick kisses you on the cheek, you are usually finished." (For the record, Hill was done for the day.)

This conjures up some incredible imagery for me and throws a whole new light on the Nats leadership dynamic in their clubhouse. Is this how things truly are?
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Robert Fick, Nationals Power-broker and Capo Regime! He's "the straw that stirs the drink", the guy behind the guy behind the guy. Who knew?

Take note, Nats pitchers, the "Kiss of Fick" means your day is over. You heard it here first. ;-)

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