The backup catcher was at it again during the Nationals’ 1-0 win over the Mets at Citi Field on Saturday, fashioning headphones and binoculars out of Gatorade cups in the Washington dugout. No one had a better view of Jayson Werth’s grounder to third base.
“Those are the cheap headphones,” MASN’s F.P. Santangelo quipped. “You can get those anywhere.”
Lobaton, who punched and smashed his lucky Maneki-neko cat at some point during the first 10 days of the season because it wasn’t working, taped a ball to his bat last month to teach the ball where it needs to go.
Jose Lobaton, apparently, is trying to teach his bat where to make contact with the ball. pic.twitter.com/BbgB9cCAI3
— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) April 16, 2015
And it worked! Lobaton hit a three-run homer as part of the Nationals’ record-setting comeback against the Braves last week. Washington has won five of six since then, putting everyone, including Lobaton, in a better mood.
Thanks to @jennrubenstein for the Vine.