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It was an all-too-familiar script.
Washington Nationals' first-round draft choice Ross Detwiler sauntered out to the mound at RFK Stadium last night with his $2.15 million left arm and bounced the ceremonial first pitch in the dirt to catcher Brian Schneider.
Ross Detwiler stood and posed for pictures, wearing his new Washington Nationals No. 18 jersey, flanked on both sides by Ryan Zimmerman and Chad Cordero.
The Washington Nationals' future was on display at RFK Stadium last night. Ross Detwiler, a 21-year-old left-hander drafted sixth overall last month, formally signed his first professional contract and spent the rest of the evening doing interviews with every media outlet in town, waving to the crowd and throwing out the ceremonial first pitch.
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Ross Detwiler became this year's highest-drafted player to agree to terms on a contract. Now, the 21-year-old left-hander will try to become the first player in his class to make it to the big leagues.
George Washington was one of America's greatest citizens, but today he will be bestowed with arguably his most prestigious honor: immortality via bobblehead.