Belated Beano Watch: 09.24.2008

Is Carroll H. Cook (’54 Pitt) jinxing Penn State and Joe Paterno already?

Alex (Allentown, PA): You mentioned Penn State as a team on the rise and a 2009 National Championship Contender. How do you believe this affects Joe Paterno’s status considering he is in the last year of his contract? Does he decide when he leaves?

SportsNation Beano Cook: I think he will be back next year, I did not think that two years ago, and predicted 2008 would be it a few years back. Penn State could make a run this year given the Big Ten. I feel Penn State or Wisconsin will win the Big Ten. I am not writing off Ohio State, I am just making a prediction. I can’t pick every team.

Of course, this was before Wisconsin lost to Michigan, but still Beano on the Penn State bandwagon is a scary thing.

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Loverro on when it went wrong

Thom Loverro: Nats return to scene of the (original) crimeThe Wash. Times
While I try to figure out how and more importantly when to write about the state of the Nationals, check out this column from yesterday about when it all went bad for the Nats — game 4 in Philadelphia. Oddly enough, my favorite scapegoat for that game and thus the season, Jesus Colome is not mentioned.

Oh and apparently, Emilio Garcia-Ruiz forgot what city The Post as in The Washington Post is in. The sports editor did not run any Nats stories while Baltimore’s team was covered. Here’s a hint of what to do tomorrow — run this Chico Harlan Q&A with Manny Acta from the Nationals Journal blog.

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The power structure within the Washington Nationals

After reading yet another article (The Post) on how tough it is being Stan Kasten, I decided to diagram the hierarchy of power within the Nationals franchise


The Lerners

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Jim Bowden

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Stan Kasten

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Manny Acta

There is much to write about now that the season, a 59-102 one — the worst in MLB, is over.

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R.I.P. Mickey Vernon

Mickey Vernon; Smooth Fielder, Hot Hitter for SenatorsThe Post
Mickey Vernon was one of the most popular D.C. baseball players ever and probably the best first baseman. He died this week. I don’t know if this was acknowledged at Nationals Park as his death may not have been known until after the home season ended. Given that he was from outside of Philly, I wonder if there was a moment of silence for him at Citizen’s Bank Park last night. Vernon was also the original manager of the expansion Senators too.

There is also a good write-up on Post-Mortem, the blog about the end of the story.

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Nats lose 100th, I lose bet


Last night’s 8-4 loss in Philadelphia set extended a new record for futility for the Naitonals and brought Washington its first 100-loss season in about 40 years. It also clinched, for the second season in a row, the Cheesesteak/Half-Smoke Challenge for my opponent — Cliff. Congratulations to him. When are you going to come and redeem your half-smoke, Cliff?

Nationals Get Lost In All the ExcitementThe Post
Nats secure history with 100th lossThe Wash. Times

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