Gio Gonzalez should invite Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III to more games at Nationals Park. Griffin wore a red “GRIFFIN III” No. 10 Nationals jersey and sat behind home plate for Gonzalez’s best start of the season Saturday, a 13-0 win over the Cubs.
“With Bryce and Gio, and then John Wall, we’ve had a chance to hang out and kind of unite the whole city,” Griffin told MASN’s Dan Kolko during an in-game interview. “That’s our goal.”
(I hope Alex Ovechkin doesn’t feel left out.)
— Gio Gonzalez (@GioGonzalez47) July 6, 2014
Kolko asked Griffin, who cheered Gonzalez through eight scoreless innings and played shortstop and center field as a kid, if he could touch 90 mph from the mound.
“I think with a few weeks of work, in preparation for that, I think I can throw 90,” Griffin said.
This needs to happen. Invite Griffin to throw out the ceremonial first pitch in a few weeks and have Screech hold a radar gun behind home plate.