Today is my wife's birthday. It's No. 50, but please don't tell her I told you that. Actually, if you want to have some fun and see an interesting reaction, tell her I told you it is No. 60. Please clear out a room in the basement first because I might need it.
What better present could there be than waking up to the news that the Nats have signed Livan Hernandez and that he'll pitch on her birthday.
As mentioned in a previous post, Hernandez was on the mound in the first Nationals game I saw. I love watching him pitch. Later that same summer, I was there when he threw a 63 mph beauty to Vernon Wells that Wells swung at when he was halfway there. He had time to reset and swing again.
Yeah, I know. That was a long time ago. I know he's not a long-term answer. I'm still happy he's back.
Plus, it saves me from having to go out and buy an actual present. I can't top Livan Hernandez.