赤ちゃんサメ

Glue guy.

Good guy to have in the clubhouse.

Chemistry guy.

Mentor to the young Latino players.

Whatever you want to call him, Gerardo Parra’s impact on the Nationals in 2019 was measured more in intangibles than actual on-field performance, although his on-field contributions were more than nothing.

He won’t be returning to the Nats next season, as he got an offer to go play in Japan for more money than he’d have reasonably expected to get from any MLB team, and good for him.

His mark on this team and what he meant to us fans will never be forgotten, but we can’t blame him for taking advantage of 2019 to make as much money as he can before he retires.

Good luck, Parra-san.

3 thoughts on “赤ちゃんサメ

  1. An easy guy to root for—best of luck to him. Japanese purveyors of souvenirs are no doubt giddy at the amount of yen they will make off “Baby Shark” too.

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    • Funny you should say that. I was thinking the same thing. I hope that Trump clone Duterte didn’t mess with him.

      Incidentally, I hope Parra discovers the beautiful, tranquil ancient imperial garden, Koishikaua Korakuen, just outside the stadium on the eastern side. It’s absolutely gorgeous. I’ve wandered around in there after a couple of Giants games and wish I could build a house in there.

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