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If everyone was as honest as Julian Tavarez …

Julian Tavarez compared the Nationals to a 600-pound woman. Imagine if others were as candid. Off Base

Updated: March 19, 2009, 10:42 AM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

Julian Tavarez set a big league record for candor last week when the veteran reliever explained why he signed a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals after turning down a similar offer during the winter. "Why did I sign with the Nationals?" he said to a group of reporters. "When you go to a club at 4 in the morning, and you're just waiting, waiting, a 600-pounder looks like J-Lo. And to me this is Jennifer Lopez right here. It's 4 in the morning. Too much to drink. So, Nationals [are] ...

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