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Posted on: June 3, 2011 9:26 pm

Oh, the changes I make (or made FOR

     Well, at least this time it's only been 2 months since I was here last...LMAOTongue out
     Anyway, to my point of this writing. It's to give the "rundown" of where else I'm at for sports writing.
     The WordPress blog (with the same title as this one) is My Nationals-oriented blog is still, but you can also go to http://mlblogsgonastynats.wordpress
to look it up as well.
     (And seeing how the Nats are on a 3-game win streak, I just might be writing more on there...Wink)
     So there you have it. Until the next time I decide to write here...Laughing...adios!!

Posted on: April 7, 2011 1:00 am
Edited on: June 3, 2011 9:10 pm

Does 'disgusted' sum up Nats fans' feelings now?

     I didn't realize it's been 4 months between blog entries on here.
     And judging from the way the Nationals' season has gone (so far), it may be another 4 months before I come back here again.Embarassed
     Christ, we should be 4-1 instead of the other way around. Quality starts out of everyone...until tonight.
     Livan Hernandez did a good job tonight through 4 innings. Then came the bottom of the 5th. For some reason Livo couldn't get the 3rd out, until the Marlins tied the game up at 4 apiece.
     (That's right, we had a fricking 4-run lead halfway through this game. The final was 7-4 Marlins.)Frown
     You know, I've seen this emm-effing horror movie the last 7 years--meaning since baseball came back to D.C.--and I for one am done being patient with ownership/the front office/Jim Riggleman/etc. about when the Nats are gonna turn the corner.Yell
     I've lived long enough to see two versions of the Senators leave D.C. (but only have memories of the "expansion" team of the '60s), and thus know what it was like to have no baseball for 33 YEARS!!! So I'm embracing the Nats for all it's worth.
     But my patience has worn thin.
     I made the prediction on my MLBlogs page ( that the Nats would finish 77-85, and no higher than 3rd place in the NL East. I am not going to be made a liar by this b.s. masquerading as Nationals baseball!!
     It ain't happening.

     Now for some shameless self-promotion.Tongue out I have a WordPress blog devoted to sports, with the same name as this one.
     Find it at, if you
     Hey, I need people to read the damn thing.Cool That's all.
Posted on: June 9, 2010 3:40 pm

Now what does he do for an encore?

     Think of anything in the last 50 years or so, pop- or sports-culture related. "Fernando-mania", for example. Or Willis Reed coming out of the tunnel @ Madison Square Garden. Or even the Beatles playing Shea Stadium in '65. How about Live-Aid? I'm sure I can come up with others, if I had time.
     No matter. Last night, Stephen Strasburg blew all of those out of the water.Smile If this is what Game 7 of a World Series feels like, maybe my vision of a World Series in Washington by 2013 can be a reality. Truth be told, it's a miracle anybody could hear themselves last night.
     7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB...and 14 K's!!! That's the line on Stephen Strasburg from the game. Giving up the 2-run HR to Delwyn Young would've rattled any young pitcher. Not Double-S, though. All he does, is get the next 10 Pirate batters out...7 by strikeout!!Surprised
     And while that's going on, Adam Dunn and Josh Willingham smack some jacks to stake Strasburg a 4-2 lead. (The final score, BTW, was 5-2 Nationals.) But at this stage, it wouldn't have mattered--the crowd came to see a conquering hero on the mound.
     In my MLBlog ( yesterday, I mentioned that this wasn't hype. After all, Strasburg was 1 strikeout away from tying the record for most K's by a pitcher making his debut (15, last set by J.R. Richard of the Astros in September of '71). Believe me, for those of you too young to know who J.R. Richard assured, that hombre could pitch! He was Nolan Ryan before Nolan Ryan got good. Talk about fire coming out of the tailpipe...yeah, THAT damned good!!
     Stephen Strasburg, makes J.R. Richard look like a poser. Anybody who watched the game (whether it was MASN2 or MLB Network), might want to agree--or disagree--with me on that.Money mouth
     Now the traveling road show pitches its tent in Cleveland on Sunday. Um, if you haven't gotten tickets for that game by now...WHAT ARE YOU WAITING ON??Undecided You won't get another chance to see him in Cleveland for another 6 years...unless, of course, you plan on coming to Nationals Park in 2013. (I understand the game Sunday is gonna be the largest crowd the Indians will have all year--and it's mid-June already!!)
     And to think I saw Strasburg make his pro debut (for Harrisburg) @ Altoona back in April. He won that one, too!! Trust me, last night Michelangelo and/or DaVinci couldn't have painted a prettier picture than Double-S did. The scary part? It's going to get better...

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