Nationals Sign Highly Regarded Prospect

Posted by Steve Elliott on Aug 31 2001 at 05:00PM PDT in 2019 Season
Ever the trend setters, the Nationals today announced the signing of T-Ball star, Alex Elliott. Though 4 years of age, Elliott decided to bypass Little League and enter the team's farm system. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, sources indicated that Elliott's signing bonus consisted of 2 happy meals, a matchbox car, and 3 juice boxes. Regarding his decision to commit to the Nationals at such a young age, Elliott replied, "My dad said if I was going to have to face 14 year olds in Little League, I might as well just make the leap to County Minor Ball." Nationals management has stated that it will bring Elliott along slowly and has no plans for him to be with the big club til the 2013 season. One unnamed source said, "we'd like to give him ample time to become acclimated to the amateur game. The drinking, the women, JJ and Laura - it's a lot to ask of a 4 year old." Though stats are not kept on the T-Ball circuit, scouts were impressed with Elliott's balance, impeccable dress, and on-the-field presence. "If I didn't know better, I'd say he was a 6 year old - and that's no exaggeration," said one scout. Elliott will be assigned to the Class Z rookie club in the 78th Street neighborhood. The club has a strong tradition in player development, and has sent Andy Tocco, among others, to the parent club over the years. "I'm just going to take it one day at a time, and the good Lord willing, one day I will be called upon to help the parent club," said the team's newest farmhand. image


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