"I feel good. Christian Guzman was a [heck] of a player," Span said. "I watched him coming up in the Minors with Minnesota. It's just an honor to be mentioned with his name and to be mentioned in the same sentence as tying a record or breaking a record."
Span is arguably having the best year of his career. Besides hitting over .300, he is among the league leaders in runs scored (94) and stolen bases (31). Staying healthy and working hard are the reasons Span is having a productive season.
"Collectively as a team, we all had good years. I think we all fed off each other. That's really it," Span said. "When I am healthy, I'm capable of doing a lot of things. I love being a leadoff hitter and setting the tone and getting us going."
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.