Washington Nationals: Top 10 moments from the 2018 season
By Blake Finney
8 – Jayson Werth goes into the Ring of Honor
Many people in and around the Washington Nationals organization still miss long-time Nat Jayson Werth. They got their chance to show their appreciation for the bearded outfielder during his Ring of Honor induction in September.
The ceremony took place between two games of a doubleheader after the previous day’s game was rained out. Several former teammates were shown on the board offering their praise and appreciation to Werth for helping them in their career.
Next up for induction will almost certainly be Ryan Zimmerman, and he had a role to play in the ceremony. He presented Werth with a camouflage rocking chair, now that he’s old and needs to kick back and relax.
It was almost certainly a coincidence, but the Nats got Werth back in the building for one day, and the team was able to sweep the doubleheader. Even though he regressed significantly towards the end of his time in D.C., his presence in the dugout would always lift everyone up.
It remains to be seen whether Jayson Werth may come back to the Nationals in a non-playing capacity. He would fit in well as a bench coach down the line, but for now, he’s got other things on his plate that will come first before he returns to baseball.