To be clear, Tim Hudson says he wasn’t talking about whatever is or isn’t between the legs of the Washington Nationals.
To recap: After the Giants’ stomped the Pirates in the wild-card matchup Wednesday and earned a date with the Nats in the National League Division Series, the Giants’ veteran starter said that “come playoff time, talent can take you a long ways, but what do you have between your legs, that’s gonna take you real far.”
Now, there’s a couple of ways to interpret that. Many Washington fans felt he was implying the Nats might be lacking below the belt. Asked for clarification before his team’s workout Thursday, Hudson said that he was commenting on his own squad’s attributes, not any other’s deficiencies.
“I was referring to our team. I just think our club — on paper we may not match up with a lot of people. I think once you get out there and you play, the guts and the heart this team has and like you said what they have between their legs will get this team over the hump a lot of times.”
“By no means was I referring to them not having any. At all,” Hudson chuckled. “I did say they have a lot talent over there, they have a lot of great pitching. There’s no question about that. They’re very talented over there. I think our club — we have some things that have been helping us win all year.”