The Washington Nationals welcome the Tampa Bay Rays to D.C. tonight. Woo hoo! The District vs. an estuary. The Rays may have turned out to be a strong team with an excellent manager in Joe Maddon, but I’m having trouble getting any extra excitement. I suppose it is Northeast Corridor bias — teams outside of the traditional D.C. rivalry cities (plus a few other major U.S. cities) don’t move the meter for me. I’m excited for Nats baseball though. I’m not too optmistic with Chein Ming Wang vs. David Price tonight.
— Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien) June 19, 2012
THAT’S A CLOWN EXPLANATION, BRO
The origin of “That is a clown question, bro.” – The Citizen (Auburn, N.Y)
Bryan Harper of the Auburn Doubledays short-season single A Washington Nationals team explains where Bryce Harper’s “that’s a clown question, bro” quote came from.
BATTING STANCE GUY ♥ NATS
— Batting Stance Guy (@BattingStanceG) June 18, 2012
LOTS OF OFF THE FIELD EVENTS
The Washington Nationals Dream Gala was Saturday night. Thursday night was Ryan Zimmerman’s Night at the Park which featured Batting Stance Guy (espnW) who knows exactly what Zimmerman is going through.
A dude wearing a #8 RIPKEN Nats jersey – Mr. Irrelevant
Also, mandals are outstanding footwear and a Billy Ripken Nats jersey might have been really funny.
Washington Nationals By the Numbers: What, exactly, is wrong with Ryan Zimmerman? – District Sports Page
He’s hurt, but isn’t saying it.
Uh oh, lunch is over, time to press publish.