The Nationals announced yesterday that they had acquired center fielder Denard Span from the Twins. James Wagner offers the lowdown on who Span is and how he was born in Washington D.C. by chance, and Adam Kilgore has the details of the trade that brought him here. 

After hearing the news of the trade, Span took to Twitter to to give a little speech.







Span obviously hasn’t made any Nationals memories yet, but as soon as the deal was announced everyone on Twitter was all, “Hey, remember that time Denard Span hit his mom with a foul ball? Yeah, me too.” 

Here is the scary moment captured on video by MLB. She ended up okay, but let’s keep Mama Span behind the net when she visits Nats Park next season.