Back in the saddle; still confused by Young signing

I’m still sorting out the vacation induced cobwebs, so I probably won’t be full speed until tomorrow morning. I’m still baffled by the Dimitri Young-at-$5 million-a-year signing (The Post). Sure, he is hitting this year, but it is downright naive to think he can continue at this pace over the life of his contract. I want to know how spending $5 million annually on a fat DH playing in the NL fits in with The Plan? It isn’t obvious to me right now. I also wonder if Ronnie Belliard is kicking himself for signing a contract extension that was so low. Fire Bowden!

In current news, it is deadline day and there is no indication that the Nats will make any trades according to The Post. Jon Rauch is the most likely to go elsewhere, but don’t be surprised if it doesn’t happen (The Wash. Times).

Have you wondered what life in the Gulf Coast League is like? The answer is in today’s Wash. Times.

Shawn Hill pitched for the P-Nats (nationals.com) last night. Manny Acta was there and liked what he saw — 3 H 0 R 0 BB 1 K. If his arm isn’t hurting this morning, it’ll be a victory.

I kept up with the Nats through The Times this weekend, but didn’t watch them. The next time I am down the Shore, they’ll play Philly for three games, so I can follow them in The Inky.

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So much for Friday’s headline

This could have been a big weekend for the Nats, what with a double header Saturday—but sadly, it didn’t come to fruition. We only took one against the Mets that day, and then lost Sunday’s game after a long rain delay.

(CBS Sportsline Boxscore: Saturday Game 1, Saturday Game 2, Sunday)

UPDATE 8:10 p.m.

In the meantime, Cal Ripken was inducted into the Hall of Fame this weekend. Even Tom Boswell took time to comment on the occasion! I’m back and I don’t care about old Baltimore baseball players. I care about guys with WASHINGTON on their uniforms. Sometimes interlocking NY’s too.


Today’s posting brought to you by Pentagon City Bureau Chief Fritz Hamme and updated by a well-rested WFY.
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Beat the Mets, beat the Mets . . .

Washington 6 NEW YORK 2 (CBS Sportsline Boxscore)

Bacsik Delivers For NatsThe Post
I missed the game last night, what with me being out to see The Simpsons Movie, but it was still wonderful to come home and discover that the Nats enjoyed a glorious victory.

More from the The Wash. Times.


This morning’s (brief) posting done by newly-christened Pentagon City Bureau Chief, Fritz Hamme.
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