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Fans whine about media coverage… I am shocked

July 10, 2008 · 2 Comments

Militant Nats fans want to do this to the Post

Of course, I am not shocked, sports fans always whine about the coverage of their favorite teams. I bet somewhere there are even Yankee fans complaining about their own network, YES, which covers them the same way Radio Havana covers Cuba. (All hail our Líder Máximo Derek Jeter!)

But at the urging of peeved Nats fans, Dan Steinberg over at the Sports Bog has investigated the matter of local teams (Part I, Part II) under served by the media and found that the Nats have nothing to complain about other than the team on the field.  (more…)

Categories: Baseball · Football · Media · Sports · Television

Addition to Blogroll - Fire Jim Bowden

June 20, 2008 · 1 Comment

I cannot endorse this enough.

We need to start the campaign to bring Georgetown Prep and Catholic U. alum Brian Cashman to take over the Nats as soon as possible.

Categories: Baseball · Sports


May 2, 2008 · 1 Comment

I know I am not the first to mention this, but the official Nationals song they just introduced is truly awful. I heard at the game a few weeks ago and hoped it was a sort of tounge-in-cheek thing. It’s not though. It’s just dreadful. Listen to it after the jump. (more…)

Categories: Baseball · Music · Sports

Dear B-Mitch

April 1, 2008 · No Comments

I was listening to WTEM this afternoon and heard former Redskin KR/PR Brian Mitchell explaining why it’s a good thing that the Nats kept both staring 1B Nick Johnson and backup Dimitri Young. He’s right, there are good reasons for it. But one of those good reasons is not, “you can use Young as the DH,” as he said on the air.

Why can’t Young be used as a DH?

The Nationals play in the National League.

Categories: Baseball · Media

Quote of the Day

March 31, 2008 · No Comments

Via Fisher… ESPN’s Jon Miller on Nationals Park:

“This is sort of the La Scala of American baseball,” Miller said. “It’s the setting of high drama, tragedy, even redemption. And then you go back to your everyday life.”

I don’t hear Camden Yards being compared to European opera houses. Take that, syphilis-towners!

Categories: Architecture · Baseball

Opening Night - A Review

March 31, 2008 · No Comments

In a word: amazing.

In two words: amazingly cold. (more…)

Categories: Architecture · Baseball

More good news on the Nats food front

March 27, 2008 · No Comments

So there’s even more good news in the Nats food department as the SportsBog confirms that Five Guys will be at Nationals Park, though not necessarily on opening day. Even though (like Ken Beatrice) I don’t eat that stuff anymore, Five Guys in a ballpark is a match made in heaven. They’re even bringing all their toppings.

“That was a debate,” Beresford said of the decision to import all those toppings to a ballpark setting. “We decided, of course, it wouldn’t be a Five Guys burger if we didn’t.”

(Beresford and Gaines already run three Five Guys stores, with the Chinatown location their flagship.)

Subject to change, hamburgers will be $7, cheeseburgers and bacon burgers $8, and bacon cheeseburger $9, including sales tax. Regular dogs will $5.50, cheese dogs and bacon dogs will be $6.50, and bacon cheese dogs $7. No “little” burgers at the Park, though.

And Steinberg, if you want a proper DC Sports “quest,” go chase Beatrice down, wherever he is.

Categories: Baseball · Food

Tip of the Hat to the Nats

March 26, 2008 · 1 Comment

A Colbert-esque Tip of the Hat is due to the Nats who announced that they will allow outside food into Nationals Park. That is a very kind gesture and one that I wish more stadiums would adopt.  Nothing goes better with Nationals pitching than a Vietnamese Banh Mi as seen right. It’s something spicy to go with all the mediocrity.

Categories: Baseball · Food · Sports

He’ll still be less washed up than Andy Pettite

March 11, 2008 · 3 Comments

This makes me want to gag.

Billy Crystal will get to “look mahvelous” in pinstripes.

The actor will sign a one-day, minor league contract with the New York Yankees and play in Thursday’s exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.


Categories: Baseball

Boston Herald via Deadspin: GOP’ers want Schilling to run against Kerry in ‘08

January 26, 2007 · 1 Comment

There is nothing good about this story. I hate Kerry and I believe the Schilling is one of the top 5 blowhards every to play sports. Massachusetts does not deserve this.

So here’s a scary thought. If you thought Curt Schilling had a tendency to opine, uninvited, on subjects that don’t inherently concern him now, wait until he runs for Senate.
Curt Schilling seemed surprised yesterday by the sudden groundswell of local supporters hoping to draft him into national politics and a 2008 Senate run against John Kerry. The Red Sox pitching hero didn’t flatly rule out the idea, either, though he didn’t sound like he was about to hit the campaign trail anytime soon.

“I couldn’t rule it out because it’s not something I ever thought about in a serious capacity,” Schilling told the Herald. “I envision that I will probably be pretty busy in 2008,” he said. “But I’m flattered as hell to even make this phone call.”

Yes, we’re sure Schilling seemed “surprised” by the “sudden” groundswell. Because if Schilling is known for anything, it’s the self-effacing tendency to turn the camera away from himself. And you know what the sad thing is? We bet Kerry would figure out a way to lose to Schilling too.

As an aside, my Bay-Stater girlfriend Jennifer has already confirmed that she would in fact vote for Senator Cadever.. I mean Kerry over her Red Sox hero Schilling.

How many others would go with her?

Categories: Baseball · Politics · Sports