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Despite Being Booed, Jayson Werth Still Trying To 'Slay That Dragon'

Jayson Werth hasn't had the most successful first season as a member of the Washington Nationals. After signing an enormous free agent contract in the offseason, Werth is hitting just .223 with 10 home runs and 28 RBI. It isn't exactly what the Nationals thought they were going to be getting.

Over the weekend, Werth started to hear some boos from the hometown Nationals crowd. Then on Monday, he had a fantastic day at the plate and scored the game-winning run after a wild pitch from Carlos Marmol. After the game, he was asked how the boos made him feel over the weekend. His response was, well, eccentric.

"I don't live in the past. I keep moving forward," Werth said. "Stuff like that rolls off my shoulder. If people feel so inclined, go for it. I love all aspects of the game. [Booing] is definitely one part of it. Being a true baseball player, you have to roll with the punches. Boo me, cheer me, hate me, love me. I'm still going to go out there and try to slay the dragon."

And slay that dragon he did. Of all the odd sayings that are associated with the game of baseball, this is the most unexpected and probably the oddest. But what else would you expect from Jayson at this point?