Still, no matter where they turned, nothing they did improved the condition of Young's back. That is, until they sent him to the team's massage therapist, Tatiana Tchamouroff. After one session with Tatiana, Young's back felt fine and he was able to take batting practice on Thursday without experiencing any pain, and now he's going to Florida for extended spring training before rejoining the Nationals.
The team says it was Tatiana focusing more on Dmitri's hip flexor that's responsible for the sudden turnaround, but given general manager Jim Bowden's comment on the situation, I think "hip flexor" may be slang for something else.
"All of a sudden, he felt instant release," Bowden said. "She found the spot."What an unfortunate quote from Bowden. Wait, did I say unfortunate? I meant to say what an incredibly hilarious unintentional response from Bowden. I don't know if he realizes it or not, but Bowden may have just made the Nationals the number one destination for every free agent on the market this winter. Sure, some teams have large and luxurious clubhouses, and some teams are better set to win, but only the Nationals are offering happy endings.