Gerardo Parra will be in Japan for the 2020 baseball season, but that hasn't stopped him from promising big things from his former team.
In an exclusive interview with the Nationals Talk podcast Parra promised that the Nationals will make a playoff run this season.
"I promise you these guys go to the playoffs this year too because these guys have a great heart. I know Rendon is not there but this is baseball and this is a great team."
His message for his former teammates is simple, "don’t lose the emotion, don’t lose the goofy we have right now in the clubhouse… we worked a lot to do that."
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Parra told Nationals Talk that he is so grateful for his time with the team and in the city.
As the interview wrapped up, he asked if he could have a moment to say something directly to fans.
He thanked D.C. and everyone who supported the team during this unforgettable season. He hopes fans do not forget how a children's song brought a whole city together, sports fan or not.
"Enjoy the moment," said Parra. "And baby shark never forget."
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