DeAngelo Hall threw out the first pitch at Nationals Park last night for the game against the Atlanta Braves, and depending whose Twitter account you were following, it either “looked like a strike from the press box” (Adam Kilgore, Washington Post Nats beat writer) or it “was high and outside” (Rich Campbell, Free Lance-Star Redskins beat writer).
I’ll have more on the pitch later on (or possibly tomorrow), but Hall also sat for a brief in-game interview with Nats in-game host Clint Khoury, which the folks at the Nationals were kind enough to share with me.
Here’s the summary of what Hall had to say, for those of you who fear moving images.
He’s still excited about the Redskins offseason:
I feel good, you know? I feel good. I stand behind the statement I made: I feel like we’re gonna out there and we’re gonna win eleven, twelve games. You know, Mike Shanahan’s out there coaching us up, and Donovan McNabb, he’s a proven winner. So, you know, I’m good. I’m happy.”
His “personal goal” for this year is decidedly non-personal:
“You know what? I’m just ready to get back in the playoffs. You know, when I came here [in] the middle of the year a couple years ago, I felt like we were a team that could get to the playoffs. And last year was so disappointing. You know, this year is all about getting our team to the playoffs.”
(Khoury pointed out the fans cheering at this point, and Hall nodded along. “Once you get in there, anything can happen.”)
Hall had no real advice to help beleagured racing president Teddy win a race, but he had an interesting offer:
“All I can say is, he might need to change spaces. You know, he might need to come stand right here and I’ll go run his race for him. We’ll swap“
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