- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Washington Nationals‘ coaches Bob Henley and Tim Bogar made a bit of a scene Wednesday when they rode into a team meeting in spring training on camels.

New manager Dave Martinez orchestrated the odd surprise with more of a message in mind than simply wanting to keep his players loose. He reportedly said he wants the team to confront the “hump” they face and must get over in the postseason.

The Nationals have won the National League East four of the last six seasons, but lost in the NLDS each year.

Martinez came to Washington after serving as the Chicago Cubs’ bench coach. He won the 2016 World Series with Chicago. He replaced Dusty Baker, who was let go after the season.

The camel surprise, it should be noted, occurred on a Wednesday — otherwise known as “hump day.”

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