That was the greeting I got from a colleague in the Buckeye state about the Nationals this morning. I cannot dispute his claim nor understand any more than he can why so many people in curly W caps used to wear wishbone C’s.

Cristian Guzman is this year’s token Nats All-Star (The Wash. Times). He leads the league in hits, so his presence there is not that unsettling except for the fact that it might somehow vindicate GM Jim Bowden. FIRE BOWDEN!

Elijah Dukes
, easily the most exciting player as of late, is out with a busted knee (The Post). The medical staffs says 4-6 weeks off, but I think that is probably a typically way-off estimate.

Good news, the Nats won’t lose tonight.

, ©MMX William F. Yurasko