Shirts rib Nats’ coach in ‘Playgirl’

Washington Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty was one of

several players included in a series of 1980s beefcake photos

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target="_blank">unearthed by Baseball Prospectus on Tuesday,

and it didn’t take long for the Nationals players to catch

wind of McCatty’s seductive shirtless pose.

Within hours of McCatty’s 1984

Playgirl photoshoot coming to light, Nationals pitcher Dan

Haren had already reportedly had shirts made commemorating its

retro awesomeness:

Until Wednesday, however, no one had actually seen the shirts in

question. Thankfully, Gio Gonzalez changed that, modeling one for

the media before his start in the Nationals’ extra-inning win

over the San Francisco Giants.

Here’s a full-size view of the shirt, if you really want

to see it up close and personal:

The shirt really is incredible, if embarrassing to McCatty, and

should be regarded as a national treasure. But apparently it was

more of a hit with some in the Washington clubhouse than

others.

“I could have done without that revelation,” Nats

manager Davey Johnson

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target="_blank">told the Washington Post. “If you had

asked me who that was, I could not have figured it out. If I had

100 years, I couldn’t figure out who that was. There’s

been a big change in the last 30 years. I didn’t know he had

that good a body, and I didn’t know he had that much

hair.”

In addition to the Nationals, the other DC-area Major League

team was also up to some wacky clothing hijinx on Wednesday. The

Baltimore Orioles made news when they

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their road trip to play the Toronto Blue Jays.

Their theme? “

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