VIERA, Fla. (AP) - It was the day "Mattitude" was born.
Thursday was the first Washington Nationals full squad workout under new manager Matt Williams.
A week of working with pitchers and catchers had already spread the word that he's big on structure on motivation. Now everyone has had a taste of it for themselves.
Before the players took the field, a projection screen was brought into the clubhouse so that the new "defensive coordination" coach Mark Weidemaier could explain how to field a bunt.
Watching the workouts, there was a fan wearing a Nationals jersey with the word "Mattitude" - a spinoff of the marketing slogan "Natitude."
Outfielder Denard Span said Williams' message was: "We don't want any teams to like to see us on the schedule."