MLB.com apparently has something called Chatting Cage, where they allow fans to tweet or video chat questions for players. Tyler Clippard was on recently, and the Nats closer answered questions about his goggles, being roommates with Drew Storen, and, of course, Stephen Strasburg.
He also had this to say about not making his high school varsity team:
“Yeah, I didn’t make the varsity baseball team until I was a junior in high school, and in order to do that I actually had to transfer high schools to a high school with a brand-new baseball team, so I don’t even think that even counts.
“It was a good learning process for me. I learned a lot from having those struggles back in the day, and I think it’s helped me get to where I am today.”
Where he is today is a playoff-bound National. You know, in case you haven’t heard.