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The Greatest Line-Up of All-Time

This is the Nationals line-up for Tuesday night’s game against the Phillies. Print it out, frame it and hang it in a special place. Beauty such as this only comes along once in a generation:


1. Ian Desmond, SS

2. Rick Ankiel, CF

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Matt Stairs, 1B

5. Wilson Ramos, C

6. Laynce Nix, LF

7. Danny Espinosa, 2B

8. Jerry Hairston, 3B

9. Livan Hernandez, SP

We have to write this down just to believe it’s actually happening: MATT STAIRS IS PLAYING FIRST BASE AND BATTING CLEAN-UP. MATT STAIRS IS 43 YEARS-OLD.

UPDATE: Oh, you thought this post was sarcasm? No no, clearly this line-up truly is great.

(Amazing poster image via The Score)

Former Managing Editor at UPROXX; former Senior Editor at @SBNation; former ska-zine editor, fan of bad sports teams and good beer.



  1. Softball Girl

    April 12, 2011 at 5:10 PM

    Remember complaining about how old Robert Fick, Tony Batista and Carlos Baerga were?

  2. TJL

    April 12, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    Piling it on a bit, huh?

  3. Puttz

    April 12, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    Why is Ankiel batting 2nd? And why is Morse not in the lineup? Don’t we need to find out what Morse does with 500+ ABs? Why call up Flores and not an IF?

    Who put Bowden in charge today?

  4. TJL

    April 12, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Morse has the flu, Burnett sick too. Zimmon dl, laroche hurt. There’s a little context to this lineup of fail

  5. matt

    April 12, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    they have no other options, though i’d rather espinosa bat 2nd.

  6. Puttz

    April 12, 2011 at 6:31 PM

    Too bad Halladay isn’t pitching tonight instead of tomorrow.

  7. Kev29

    April 12, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    We’re still in it, 1-1!

    Oh and here’s to every single Phillies fan dying a slow death of ass cancer. Then being run over by Jayson Werth’s truck. Twice.

  8. Chris Mottram

    April 12, 2011 at 8:25 PM

    Ohhh. They had no other options tonight? Totally thought they were starting Stairs, Nix and Hairston instead of three all stars.

  9. Kelso

    April 13, 2011 at 8:32 AM

    Maybe they should use this lineup everyday?!

    Oh and they brought up Jesus Flores to have an extra catcher/bat, but mainly because they wanted to keep Roger Bernadina and a couple other guys down in the minors, hitting everyday.

  10. matt

    April 13, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    Ohhhhh. Looks like that lineup worked, stick to the O’s mottrams.

  11. Jamie Mottram

    April 13, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    These comments are smart.

  12. kcdubvdc

    April 13, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Were there any other options for last night?…I mean, they could’ve thrown Cora in there or started Pudge over Ramos or Pudge at first over Stairs, but what do you want them to do? Zimm-LaRoche-Morse were all out…Since the lineup was so absurd and “Beauty such as this only comes along once in a generation” – Tell us what you would’ve done…

  13. Jamie Mottram

    April 13, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Again, super smart.

  14. d$

    April 13, 2011 at 3:41 PM

    i enjoyed this post and its comments. also the game, go nats. it’s theoretically possible for the nats to be tied for first by the end of this series.

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