First things first — let’s give it up to my Metroblogging DC colleague Tom Bridge for his Gilbert & Sullivan inspired song about being a Nats fan in 2007. Good job, Tom (and friend). Capitol Punishment has a midi file (Florida Today) to go with it.
Another day, another starter roughed up (The Wash. Times), another loss (ESPN Boxscore) and another comparison to the late ’80s Braves (The Post). At least Brian Schneider is hitting well (The Post) during these losses (Florida Today). The new dad is expected to take a bigger leadership role (The Wash. Times) with the team. Hopefully he is on his way to a much better season than ’06 and we’ll never have to hear “off the schneid” again.
Thomas Boswell asks “how do you establish a culture of leadership in a season of embarrassment?” in his Post column today. Good question. Have you noticed how much better he writes when he takes the foam finger off his hand?
Travis Lee has resumed his quest to play first base for the Nats. He sat out with a strained right oblique.
If you care, there is news in the Ronnie Belliard extortion case (AP/The Wash. Examiner).
Post Metro columnist John Kelly joined eight Nats fans at Old Ebbitt Grill for the annual divvying up of season tickets.
It turns out that Manny Acta has the “Law & Order” theme as his cell phone ring. He answered that and more important questions in a Wash. Times Q&A yesterday. Let’s not forget the Tuesday Spring Report either.