Drew Storen gets standing ovation at NatsFest

It has been a long offseason for Drew Storen. A heartbreaking playoff loss, followed by losing his closing job after the team signed Rafael Soriano. According to Nats Insider, the Soriano signing caught him off guard when he found out about it on Twitter.

Storen saw the news online and immediately called his good friend and roommate, Tyler Clippard, who happens to be the other closer the team already had in the fold.

“I just saw it on Twitter and I called him and I said, ‘have you seen this?’ We were like, ‘what?’”

The conversation was short and speculative as neither player really had a lot of information about the signing, they knew as much as anyone else. But through talking it out, both Storen and Clippard found a way it can be good for the team and eventually positive for them individually as well.

“It kind of caught me of guard, but there is no doubt that he is going to make the team better, you can’t argue with that,” Storen said.

The fans attending NatsFest made sure Storen knew just how much he was appreciated by giving him a standing ovation during a Q&A session.

“That’s the type of stuff that really makes you feel special,” Storen told James Wagner. “The amount of support has been incredible.”

(video via Nats Enquirer)

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