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Baseball in the District – Chiefs’ voice Kevin Brown

Aug 5, 2015, 3:06 PM EDT

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With Stephen Strasburg fresh off two rehab appearances at Syracuse, and the continued development of Trea Turner in Triple-A, we thought it was a good time to bring in Chiefs’ play-by-play voice Kevin Brown for the latest episode of ‘Baseball in the District.’

Brown was great on Strasburg and the reaction from fans in Syracuse after seeing him from the first time since 2011. He also had good insight on what type of player Turner could become at the major league level.

In addition to talking to Brown, Tim Murray and I discussed the Nats’ new-look bullpen, criticism of Matt Williams, the budding rivalry with the Mets and how long they should wait for Ian Desmond to come around.

You can listen to the show on ESPN 980’s website or download it on iTunes.

  1. jfmii - Aug 5, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    Boswell writing in the Nationals’ Journal in the Post:

    “After praising several aspects of Harper’s season, Werth commented, deliberately and for the record, even “editing” in the word “behavior” on Harper’s ejects. “At some point that behavior is going to stop. When, I don’t know; that’s up to him. He’s emotional,” Werth said. “I’ve only been kicked out of one game in my career and that was for defending a teammate, not arguing balls and strikes.””

    • TimDz - Aug 5, 2015 at 3:35 PM

      If anyone has the cred to call out Bryce on his behaviors, it’s J-Dub….
      He is spot on as well. I think Bryce has the talent to be one of the all time greats, but he can’t keep hurting his team by letting the umpires get the best of him. Bad calls are going to HAPPEN and the sooner Harper figures that out, the better off he will be…

      • raleighnat - Aug 5, 2015 at 4:05 PM

        Needed to be said and glad Werth did. The irony around Harper is that I think he’s a great kid. But the temper tantrums over balls and strikes are ridiculous and, while the swagger and confidence are great, he also needs to tone down some of his arrogance. You just don’t talk about rings and how great the team is – a dignified man let’s his actions speak for themselves. He does a great job channeling his competitiveness into his play, the most important thing – just wish he would learn a bit more professionalism. He’s young and seems to have a great heart – here’s to hoping he continues to mature.

      • Sec 3, My Sofa - Aug 5, 2015 at 5:14 PM

        One of my favorite Werth-Harper slapdowns from a couple of years ago went something like this: Harper was talking about XYZ of “my way” of doing things. Werth looked at him and snapped “You’re twenty years old, you don’t have a Way.”

  2. TimDz - Aug 5, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    ESPINOSA at SS tonight!

  3. Sec 3, My Sofa - Aug 5, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    We really need a new picture of Turner, too.

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