by Chris Lingebach

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – While admitting Nationals players weren’t subject to any exit interviews with team management following the team’s final game in Arizona Sunday, Drew Storen would readily acknowledge his greater concern was avoiding the awkward, double-goodbyes as guys departed for the hometowns for the final time in 2013.

Storen appeared on 106.7 The Fan Tuesday, and enlightened show hosts Holden and Danny about the uncomfortable consequences brought on from the circus-like atmosphere.

“When you leave town, do you have an exit interview with Mike Rizzo or anybody like that?” Holden asked.

“No,” Storen said.

“Nothing, you just bolt?” Holden sought further confirmation.

“Yea, it’s kind of a weird thing,” Storen said. “Cause, we’re supposed to be on the road, we fly back, well some of the guys flew from Arizona back home, so it’s kind of like ‘Hey, see ya’ or ‘Oh, are you on the flight? Okay.’ So there’s some like, awkward early goodbyes and then there’s like ‘Oh, alright, well see y…’ You know, like, it’s just, it’s a complete circus once the season’s over, and yea, it’s just kind of how it is. So there’s no exit interviews or anything like that.”

“Who was it awkward with?” Holden asked.

“No, I’m just saying it’s always awkward when you say goodbye to somebody early and then like, you end up seeing them like two minutes later,” Storen said.

“The double-goodbye, yea,” Danny recognized.

“Yea, that’s a good point,” Holden said. “I have to do that with Danny sometimes, I’m like ‘Later dude,’ and then I’ll go to the bathroom and then come back out and he’s still standing there.”

“We have like two hours of the show left to do, because Holden can’t tell time,” Danny remarked.

“Yea, I mean what are you supposed to do?” Storen inquired. “Do you still say bye again, or what like, you just don’t know what to do, you’re like ‘Alright, well see you again.’”

“Just kind of, be ashamed,” Holden said.

My only suggestion: don’t take this conversation too seriously.


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