WASHINGTON (AP) Dave Martinez's mantra of going 1-0 every day followed the Washington Nationals to their first World Series title.
When they resumed workouts Friday at summer training camp in the midst of a global pandemic, the manager's mantra remained. Only, it has a different meaning for the defending champions tiptoeing the health and safety protocols that made baseball feel anything but natural.
"When you see the guys come in after not seeing them for a while, you want to give them a big hug, a fist bump, high-five," Martinez said by video conference from the bowels of Nationals Park. "We're trying to figure out what we can do to emulate some kind of handshake or fist bump or elbow tap or feet tap - whatever. We'll figure something out."