Nats Acquire Pitcher Astacio – The PostThe Nats will sign former Padres pitcher Pedro Astacio so long as he passes a physical that includes an MRI of his shoulder. This is noteworthy because they did not do that for the last Padres pitcher they acquired, Brian Lawrence (The Wash. Times), thus necessitating Astacio. Astacio has [...]
Archive for February, 2006
When the Saints Go Over There.Oh, I want to be in that rumba,When the saints go over there.Oh over there!Oh over there! …
Happy Fat Tuesday! One more chance to (over)indulge in things that you are giving up for forty days and nights.
While I was in college I had the idea of extending the fun and [...]
Pitcher Also Has a Torn Rotator Cuff – The PostProjected fifth starter Brian Lawrence is done, having torn his rotator cuff as well as his labrum. Ouch. Tom Boswell reminds he never missed a start before this injury and then predicts this will kill the franchise or something.
More from The Wash. Times: Lawrence injury ‘more [...]
Penn State claims victory, possible postseason berth – CDTThe WWN Maryland Bureau Chief is on the record of being a skeptic when it comes to the Penn State men’s basketball team. There are rumors out of Happy Valley this gave the cagers extra motiviation to ascend to mediocrity. They beat Northwestern on Saturday, 68-55 to [...]
Nationals’ Awkward Position – The PostTwo men want to play 2B and neither wants to budge. Why? Because Jim Bowden demands of himself not just incompetence, but spectacular incompetence. I fully expect Distinguished Senators to get these two guys in some sort of breakdancing contest to decide who gets to play second.
More from The Wash. [...]
If you don’t read Metroblogging DC, you missed a great find, Gene Cowan’s Metro anagram map. For example, the stop I live next to is known as Giant Potentcy, while the my hometown’s stop is the brilliant Ragamuffin Vixen. If Metro put these on t-shirts, they sell a whole let better than the official Metro [...]
Today’s headlines focus on the arrival of Alfonso Soriano and subsequent lack of progress in resolving the second base situation, as well as the dearth of Nats games available to the majority of the region. Incumbent 2B Jose Vidro wants out of the World Baseball Classic too.
Nats Unveil Soriano, Not His Position – The Post
So, do you think killing people and looting embassies over a cartoon is awful? Do you believe that free speech can include satire and maybe even the right to be stupid or insensitive? Do you think that discourse should be filtered to accomodate the feelings of bloodthirsty, theocratic fascists?
The correct answers are yes, yes, yes, [...]
For those of you keeping score at home, my brother Christopher has pulled ahead in appearances in The Washington Post. His first mention was back in 1996 while mine was a year later. I was quoted about ADC Street Maps and he had a haiku printed in an artcle about a Gong Show revival. His [...]
Though Barry Svrluga is still snowbound, The Post’s Spring Traning blog, Nationals Journal is back. Today, they have video (after a brief message from their sponsor) of the Alfonso Soriano presser. Some not-quite-verbatim quotes:
“I’d make that trade again.” – Jim Bowden
Well of course you are going to say that Jimbo, everyone says that sort of [...]