Thursday, March 10, 2011

Versatile Hairston has come to accept role

Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER
Jerry Hairston has enjoyed a lengthy career because of his versatility in the field.
While everyone down in Viera waits for the rain to pass -- today's first split-squad game against the Mets has been delayed until 2 p.m. -- here's a story on Jerry Hairston I just wrote for

A decade ago, Hairston was supposed to be the Orioles' long-term answer at second base. Injuries and the emergence of Brian Roberts changed those plans, but Hairston wound up enjoying a nice career as a utilityman.

Now he hopes to impart the lessons he learned from guys like Cal Ripken and Mike Bordick to a Nationals clubhouse that features several energetic, young position players not all that unlike Hairston used to be.


Jerry H said...

I'll hold down shortstop while Dessie goes to Syracuse to learn to play the position.

Anonymous said...

I think Willie Harris, the guy Jerry is replacing on the Nats roster, broke into the big leagues on that same Oriole team.

Theophilus said...

Pretty sure Willie Harris came up w/ the White Sox.

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