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Williams on the hook for Babe impersonation

Williams on the hook for Babe impersonation

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this season, Nationals manager Matt Williams said that if the Nationals won 10 consecutive games, he would impersonate Babe Ruth before a game. As a member of the Giants in the early 1990s, Williams once impersonated the baseball legend's famous stance and home-run trot.

On Thursday, the Nationals won their 10th consecutive game, but don't look for Williams to impersonate the Babe any time soon. He tried not to talk about it with the media after the team's 1-0 victory over the D-backs. Williams jokingly said would be the Babe in the privacy of a stadium somewhere.

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"It's not appropriate. You talk to folks and you say, 'Sure, we would love to win 10 in a row.' At some point, it will be fun and appropriate, but not right now," Williams said.

Nationals infielder Kevin Frandsen was born and raised in the Bay Area and remembered when Williams played Babe at Candlestick Park.

"I'm from the Bay Area, you have seen it a couple of times," Frandsen said.

Anthony Rendon has seen the video of Williams as well. Rendon, however would like to see an updated version.

"It would be kind of interesting to see him. It might be like a real run this time for him," Rendon said.

Daniel Popper is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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