July 23, 2018

Tyler Clippard Tweets Goodbye to Fans and Photo Gallery

Tyler Clippard pitching at Nats Park, July 10, 2011 (Photo by Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Tyler Clippard pitching at Nats Park, July 10, 2011. Notice the All-Star logo on cap and two stars on back of jersey. (Photo by Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

 

Relief pitcher Tyler Clippard seemed as surprised as Washington Nationals fans on Wednesday evening when the trade with the Oakland Athletics was announced. Nats fans immediately shared their displeasure of the trade on social media as Clippard is a fan favorite.

Shortly after the trade last night, Tyler Clippard took to Twitter to thank the fans. He even posted the “Peaches” video by The Presidents of the United States to long-time fans, which was Clippard’s warm-up song prior to “Ready or Not” by the Fugees (which I think was one of the best warm-up songs ever!).

See other DSP opinion pieces regarding the trade.

I’ve literally taken thousands of photos of Clippard over the years. It took some practice to get Clipp’s full unique delivery, which I nicknamed “Windmill” since both of his arms move around. Here are a few photos to view and reminisce. Wishing Clippard the best of luck with his new team, but he will definitely be missed in DC.

Washington Nationals RHP Tyler Clippard pitched 8th inning and earned 10th hold against Baltimore Orioles, May 20, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Nationals RHP Tyler Clippard pitched 8th inning and earned 10th hold against Baltimore Orioles, May 20, 2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Kurt Suzuki and Tyler Clippard after his 32nd save - Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals, Game One of Doubleheader on September 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Kurt Suzuki and Tyler Clippard after his 32nd save – Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals, Game One of Doubleheader on September 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Tyler Clippard earned 30th save - Chicago Cubs v. Washington Nationals, 9/3/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Tyler Clippard earned 30th save – Chicago Cubs v. Washington Nationals, 9/3/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Clippard #36 (Photo by Cheryl Nichols)

Clippard #36 showing off new jerseys at unveiling, 11/10/2010. (Photo by Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Fear the Goggles - Tyler Clippard, 8/26/2010 (Photo by Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Fear the Goggles – Tyler Clippard, 8/26/2010 (Photo by Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Tyler Clippard pitching in Viera, Florida at spring training, 3/10/2011 (Photo by Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Tyler Clippard pitching in Viera, Florida at spring training, 3/10/2011 (Photo by Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Tyler Clippard struggled in the 10th inning - Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 9/7/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Tyler Clippard struggled in the 10th inning – Miami Marlins v. Washington Nationals, 9/7/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

About Cheryl Nichols

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events since 2006. Cheryl has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

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