Michigan’s win vs. Penn State two weeks ago is under review – The Post
The Wolverines used an ineligible player in their first four games and may have to retroactively forfeit.
This could technically help Penn State in the Big11Ten standings, but at the end of the day, Penn State still lost.
PHILADELPHIA 6 Washington 1 (CBS Sportsline Boxscore)
I’m sure Cliff is pretty happy about the Phillies making the playoffs for the first time since 1993. Keep in mind that they couldn’t have done it without the help of the Nats. I think some flowers or a fruit basket sent to the team office’s would be appropriate.
Bob Carpenter was just thanking fans for their support over the last few weeks. He also noted that he talked to Stan Kasten on Friday and quoted Yogi Berra who said, “it ain’t over until it’s over.”
Washington 4 PHILADELPHIA 2 (CBS Sports Boxscore)
Chico Plays Big Role In Divisional Drama – The Post
Nats make Phillies nervous – The Wash. Times
Matt Chico denied the Phillies yesterday, allowing only run over six innings. That was win 73 for Washington. The loss puts Philadelphia in a first place tie with the Mets.
The Nats will likely have the same coaching staff (The Post) next year (The Wash. Times).
“Rarely has mediocrity been deemed so glorious” — Barry Svrluga has a review of the Nats 2007 season (The Post).
Thomas Boswell was actually at the game yesterday and wrote a column about it.
I watched the wrong game yesterday.
I wonder how good that half-smoke that Cliff won will taste if the Nats beat the Phillies today and the Mets win too. I’ll be a good friend and not call him should Washington win.
#21/19 Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Illinois Fighting Illini
We lost to Michigan. Again.
Real life got in the way of blogging. Sort and sweet: Penn State bounces back over a decent Illinois squad in an ugly game. My prediction Penn State 24 Illinois 16. Penn State fans exhale.
GO STATE BEAT ILLINI!
Every year Mifflin Co., Penna. residents celebrate Michaelmas or St. Michael’s Day in their own unique way — Goose Day. Erica, a native of those parts, has decided that we will observe the tradition this year. Erica adds:
The belief is that if you eat roast goose on Goose Day, you will have good financial luck in the coming year, and by Goose Day Next you will be $1,000.00 richer.
I’m all for that, but I wonder when that number was decided. Has Goose Day adjusted for inflation? Is that gross or net?
More to come.
PHILADELPHIA 6 Washington 0 (CBS Sports Boxscore)
Phils Move Into 1st Place With Victory – The Post
Phillies blank Nationals – The Wash. Times
P Cole Hamles dominated Washington, Citizens Bank Park was full and the Mets lost, so the Phillies are alone in first place with two games to go. The Nats meanwhile still need one victory or Marlins loss to stay out of first place.
Manny Acta had his contract extended (The Post) for the 2009 season. Perhaps talk of Acta being on the Mets radar spooked the Nats into making what I think is a rash decision. Acta was signed through next year with a club option, why rush it? As Capital Punishment noted, Acta has not really been held responsible for game managment this year.
Thom Loverro wants to apologize (The Wash. Times) for all the things he said about the Nats this year. Loverro acknowledges apologizing to Jim Bowden is the hardest part. Has/will Stan Kasten go after him too?
Dmitri Young might not be done (The Wash. Times) for the season after all. Don’t forget that today’s game is on FOX at 3:55.