There are some D.C. sports fans who don’t like it when D.C. stars wear the gear for other teams, but these fans often don’t mind the reverse.
So, John Wall in Cowboys stuff? No good. Kevin Durant in Redskins stuff? That’s just dandy.
Such fans should be happy to learn that Mets outfielder Andres Torres visited D.C. United’s torrid training session Tuesday morning, later visited with the club in its RFK Stadium locker room, and came away with a “Torres” jersey. (First mentioned by Steven Goff.)
“Man, sometimes we have to practice in the heat, but they are running full speed and all that,” Torres said, via the team. “It is amazing what they do. I’m very impressed.”
(Will Chang, part of the D.C. United ownership group, executive produced a documentary about how Torres has dealt with ADHD. The outfielder used to play for the Giants, where Chang is part of ownership.)
Torres said he never played soccer as a kid but is getting more into the sport, and that “I’m still learning, to be honest with you. It’s a really interesting game.”