Denard Span doesn't like fish falling from the sky - or anything else in nature
- Blog Post by: Brian Stensaas
- February 14, 2013 - 6:48 PM
Denard Span did many things during his time in Minnesota. He played all three outfield positions. He collected a lot of total bases. He developed a large following on Twitter and won a Diamond Award for community service.
Apparently one thing he did not do was enjoy fishing on any of these 10,000ish lakes we've got around here. Now that he's with Washington the guess here is you won't find Span on the Potomac River with a rod and reel anytime soon either.
During a workout in Viera, Fla., on Thursday, Span and others Nationals players were soon joined by a bird overhead. In its grasp was lunch - a fish of some sort - that dropped into the field near the players.
As you can see here, Span didn't exactly take the matter calmly. He told the Washington Post he started "screaming and making noises" to discourage the bird from coming back for its snack.
Watch for yourself, but Span said on a scale of 1-10 he's at about "a half" when it comes to his comfort level with nature ("the only thing I'm not scared of is an ant.") He also said he's been fishing maybe twice in his life.
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