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Elijah Dukes does not live in a cage. As Dave Sheinin reports in today’s Post, the outfielder said “It might seem I live in a cage,” in a press conference where he was attended by three members of the Nats’ brass plus two flacks. “But I don’t. I get out and meet people all the time.” Sheinin goes on to note that:
The Nationals already have invested a staggering amount of man-hours and effort into easing Dukes’s transition into Nationals’ camp, from sending Dukes to Orlando to train with special assistant Barry Larkin this winter, to hiring a full-time support person to shadow Dukes, to assigning veteran first baseman Dmitri Young the role of clubhouse mentor.
If you can’t get a job guarding Dukes from himself, however, there are other positions going.