Eastern Market fire

Historic Capitol Hill Marketplace BurnsThe Post
Like many Washingtonians I was saddened to learn of the fire at Eastern Market this morning. I’ve never been a regular there, but periodic trips have always been enjoyable. I hope the flea markets continues while the structure is brought back.

Curious about the fate of Eastern Market? Over at Metroblogging DC, Tiff has an optimistic write-up about restoring the building. Marc Fisher of The Post blogged about it this morning too.

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So close, yet so far

Sunday: New York 1 WASHINGTON 0 (ESPN Boxscore)

Saturday: New York 6 WASHINGTON 2 (12) (ESPN Boxscore)

Friday: WASHINGTON 4 New York 3 (ESPN Boxscore)

Winning or losing a series is a fine line sometimes. On Friday night behind a strong Matt Chico outing, the Nats defeated the Mets 4-3 (The Post). RF Austin Kearns homered in the first to end the scoreless first inning streak.

On Saturday night Jerome Williams allowed only one hit over six innings befone leaving in the 7th with a sprained ankle (The Post). He is on the way to the DL. Leading 2-1 going into the ninth, Chad Cordero had a chance to get his third save in row, but allowed Shawn Green on. Inning-Endy Chavez pinch ran, scoring on a Julio Franco single to tie the game. In the 12th inning, the Mets exploded for four runs to put the Nats away.

Yesterday, Carlos Beltran homered and nobody else scored. The Mets only got three hits (The Post). Jason Bergmann gets the loss. Tough break.

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Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb

SIX NITTANY LIONS FACE FELONY CHARGESCDT
Six football players face chargesThe Collegian
The following players have been charged:

S Anthony Scirrotto*
DT Chris Baker
LB Jerome Hayes
CB Justin King*
LB Tyrell Sales
CB Lydell Sargent

*2006 starters

Bernd H. Imle, Jr. and Thomas Skalamera were also charged in the alleged altercation that proceeded the alleged assault.

A police report (PDF) from the State College Police Department was put online by the Collegian.

In addition to the charges, these players and perhaps others will probably be summoned by Judicial Affairs which has been known to punish students who were found not-guilty in criminal proceedings.

Scirrotto is facing the most serious charges. I don’t know the full story of what happened on April 1 at Meridian, but whether they are guilty or not none of them should be in the situation. Run Up the Score! has had the most thorough coverage of the blogs out there.

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Hill pitches 8+, Nats win

Shawn Hill pitched really well yesterday (The Post):

…where Hill became the first Nationals pitcher to complete eight innings, where he allowed three singles and Aaron Rowand’s solo homer, where he faced 29 men and went to a 2-0 count on only three of them. The Nationals beamed about Hill’s performance in beating a more highly touted prospect, Phillies lefty Cole Hamels.

but he was stilll made he started the ninth with a walk to Shane Victorino. Chad Cordero came in and allowed Victorino to score, but still got the save. He want back to pitching his way (The Wash. Times) with greater success that he had been haivng.Bang! Zoom! A curly W is in the book.

More from The Wash. Times: Hill gives Nationals long-awaited victory

Kearns Shows Promise After Power OutageThe Post
RF Austin Kearns has a good average, but no pop in his bat. That may be changing…3B Ryan Zimmerman loves the extreme shift that puts him near shortstop…Manny Acta says Brian Schneider isn’t a platoon guy, but Capitol Punishment says “maybe he should be.” The catcher stinks at the plate right now.

Half-smoke/Cheesesteak Challenge
Philadelphia 3-2
Washington 2-3

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