GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME!!!

Tomorrow’s the day, folks! When the bell tolls 4:30 tomorrow, William F. Yurasko and Erica J. Marker will finally join together as husband and wife. Let us all raise a glass to them as we wish them many years of joy and happiness!


RAIN DELAY HOLDS NO SWAY

For Nationals, Win Is Worth the WaitThe Post
Despite last night’s pummeling rains and 2-hour rain delay, the Nats still managed to trump the Pirates 3-2 and take the series! I didn’t catch any of the game, but as a curious twist of fate, at one time I was considering going to this one (I chose the previous night’s game instead).

More from the Wash. Times: Worth the wait for Nationals

Nationals No-Shows Could Cost D.C. in TaxesThe Post
I’m not too worried about this, because any ball club is going to have unused tickets and lost revenue. It’s all part of what we call “business”.

They’re aching and amazingThe Times
With so many players hurt, you better believe they’re aching!


THEY PUT THE “RED LIGHT” IN RED LIGHT CAMERAS”

N. Virginia to turn off ‘spy’ camerasThe Times
Red light cameras, always a source of controversy in northern Virginia but put to widespread use in Montgomery County, are apparently going the way of the dodo in NoVa! The program expires tomorrow, and local governments don’t plan to renew the program.


Today’s postings brought to you by Deputy Editor Fritz Hamme.

NB: Neither William nor I will be updating the blog until the weekend, after the wedding and related festivities have come and gone.

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NATS EDGE PAST PIRATES, GUILLEN VISITS WAR VETERANS

Pirates lose to Nationals, 2-1- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A few good plays, a few sloppy errors, a few batters (read Guillen) hit by pitches, a few moments of auditioning for “Not So Great Moments in Sports” (anyone else remember that?) when all the outfielders converged to catch a fly ball but miss it (what would have topped that would be if they all would have collided) . . . normal night at RFK.

Drese Gets Good Start at Home- Post
More a recap of the series with the Pirates than of Ryan Drese’s performance.

More from The Wash. Times: Drese gives depleted Nats a boost

Guillen inspired by war veterans- nationals.com
Jose Guillen makes a very noble gesture and pays a visit to Walter Reed Army Hospital to visit war veterans, who give him inspiration on the field.

More from The Wash. Post: Guillen Visits Soldiers at Walter Reed

Good news in D.C.- Richmond.com
Richmond article asks a few good questions, namely why the Nats aren’t getting the national attention it deserves–because some still equate it to last year’s Expos. There’s a slightly biased tone to the article (possibly out of bitterness that Hampton Roads didn’t get a team?), but doesn’t overlook the challenges and obstacles the Nats face, like Peter Angelo$’s continued meddling or the conditions of RFK.

Church, Johnson out but not on DL- The Times
C’mon, why is everyone getting hurt? Also includes a bit on the DC Council’s continued politicking over the labor agreement for the new stadium.


FOOTBALL AWARDS

Nittany Lions put on ‘watch lists’- CDT
Five Penn State football players are nominated for awards, namely Dan Connor, Paul Posluszny, Alan Zemaitis, Michael Robinson, and Tony Hunt.


Today’s postings brought to you by Deputy Editor Fritz Hamme.

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ONE DOWN, TWO TO GO

I caught the Nats vs. Pirates game last night with my brother Christopher, Deputy Editor Fritz Hamme, Brad Stratton, and Pittsburgh area native Sam Basile. The photo above was taken by Sam’s sister, who happened to be at the game too. Not pictured was the ubiquitous Muha who was seated one section in front of us.

Anyhow, the Nats won 2 – 1. Both teams had shoddy fielding and good pitching. Ryan Drese gave up a 1st inning run, but the Nats overcame it by getting two off of zombie Josh Fogg. Drese went a total of eight innings before giving way to Chad Cordero, who got another save.

Sam and I agreed to our bet on the series too. The loser shall by the other a ticket to a Nats vs. Pirates game in Pittsburgh next year. A Primanti Bros. sandwich might be involved too.

That is going to do it for me for a while, Fritz will be taking care of the updates for a while because I will be busy getting married on Friday.

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INJURIES PILING UP AGAIN; BRAVES JUST 2 1/2 BACK

Nationals’ Johnson, Guillen Are InjuredThe Post
The Nats two best hitters are hurting. 1B Nick Johnson says his heel hurt more yesterday than on Sunday and is expected to be out for 3 to 7 days, which will keep him out of the Pittsburgh series and maybe more. RF Jose Guillen is day to day with a sore shoulder.

Hopefully, Ryan Church is feeling better and can play tonight. If that happens, Brad Wilkerson can start at first with Marlon Byrd taking his place in center. The other option at first is Wil Cordero who is about one bad series from going the way of Jeffrey Hammonds.

More from The Wash. Times: Johnson out up to a week


Nats Caught in a TV RundownThe Post
Another article about the TV situation, this time focusing on the Comcast perspective.

Unpopular successThe Wash. Times
Players (and bloggers) may dislike skipper Frank Robinson, but they play for him.

Issues continueto build at RFKThe Wash. Times
Another look at the issues that plauge RFK Stadium, issues we know well.

Soros’s Nats Bid Irks RepublicansThe Post
As mentioned previously, there are a lot of people who are not excited about George Soros, a billionaire liberal activist, being a minority investor in Jonathan Ledecky’s bid.

My former Congressman Tom Davis, (R, Va.) was quoted in yesterday’s Roll Call saying “‘Major League Baseball understands the stakes’ if Soros buys the team. ‘I don’t think they want to get involved in a political fight.’”

Congressional Democrats naturally added their own fifty cents.

In the end, I would be shocked if MLB sells the team to the Ledecky/Soros group anyway.

More from The Wash. Times: Three bid groups meet with MLB


Cordero continues to deliver for NationalsUSA Today
A profile of Chad Cordero reveals the mystery of his flat-brimmed cap, among other things. There is more in the next article too.

C. Cordero Could Tie a Saves MarkThe Post
If the Nats sweep and Chad Cordero gets a save in every game, he will tie the all-time record for saves in a month.

1925 World Series: A great story worth retellingPost-Gazette
The Pirates return to D.C. for the first time since the 1925 World Series, which was exciting, but largely forgotten.

Also see: Scouting Report: Washington NationalsPost-Gazette


Nats’ postseason vets hoping for repeat of pastAP/The Wash. Examiner

JIM WILLIAMSHow bad do you want Nats TV?AP/The Wash. Examiner
The latest from Jim Williams, I did not have time to read it though.
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