Tag:Washington Nationals
Posted on: May 23, 2012 5:06 pm
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MUST find time for this place...lol

     You know, sometimes even I forget I have this blog...Laughing
     Now, having said that, let me get to the business at hand. Namely, so much has gone down since the last entry here.
     Who figured, for example, that the Capitals would've gotten to the 2nd round in the Stanley Cup playoffs (let alone make the playoffs)? Or that they would take the defending champion Bruins to 7 games (and win), and then take the Rangers to 7 games (and lose)? I gotta tell you all, it was fun to watch...and also nerve-wracking!!Yell
     And yet, Dale Hunter decided to walk away from this. But I can't really blame him, though. What with owning the London Knights (along w/his family), that's far more secure than  coaching the Caps. Still...
     Moving along...the Redskins have Robert Griffin III now. Our savior at QB is here, ladies and gentlemen. That's all I need to say on that topic.
     But the real surprise as far as D.C. sports go has to be...the NATIONALS?? Believe it or not, yes...and oh, btw, Bryce Harper is real. Sure, he'll make mistakes in the outfield from time to time--but that's because he feels he has to go out and win gamws all by his lonesome. Soon as he realizes he has teammates who's got his back, he'll settle down.
     Nats in 1st place. Damn good feeling, let me tell you.
     Anyway, you can follow me at these places: http://twitter.com/gonastynats (or @gonastynats), www.youtube.com/user/TheRealDCSport
sNut
(which ain't working right now), http://pageindependent.wordpress.co
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, http://dcsportsnut.wordpress.com, http://nastynatslivehereandeverywhe
re.blogspot.com
, and http://thegreatovie8.blogspot.com (the last two my Nats and Caps blogs for Blogger).
     I think that covers it all...till the next time I think about writing here, that is.Undecided

Posted on: January 4, 2012 7:41 pm
 

Damn, I simply MUST write here more often...lol

     You know, 13 months is a hell of a long time between blog posts on here.Surprised Which is why I'm taking time out (from rebuilding everything on my computer) to do just that...writing here, I mean.
     One thing that surprised me in these intervening 13 months--and I'm not ashamed to say it truly was a surprise--was seeing the Nationals come oh-so-close to a .500 record last year. Now if we can just get Prince Fielder to sign on the dotted line, I'll be such a happy man...lolWink
     On the other hand, the Redskins and Wizards still suck. Duh. At least the Capitals are getting better under Dale Hunter. (When last I wrote here, Bruce Boudreau was at the helm. 3 weeks into this season, he got canned.) If the season ended now (1/4), they're barely in the playoffs.
     This is not good, people.Frown
     At any rate, if you wish to follow me elsewhere...here they are:
     http://dcsportsnut.wordpress.com
     http://nastynatslivehereandeverywhe
re.blogspot.com
     http://thegreatovie8.blogspot.com
     I think that covers everything (until the next time...who knows, maybe another year?? LMFAO)

Posted on: June 3, 2011 9:26 pm
 

Oh, the changes I make (or made FOR me...lol)

     Well, at least this time it's only been 2 months since I was here last...LMAOTongue out
     Anyway, to my point of this writing. It's to give the "rundown" of where else I'm at for sports writing.
     The WordPress blog (with the same title as this one) is http://dcsportsnut.wordpress.com. My MLBlogs.com Nationals-oriented blog is still http://go-nasty-nats.mlblogs.com, but you can also go to http://mlblogsgonastynats.wordpress
.com
to look it up as well.
     (And seeing how the Nats are on a 3-game win streak, I just might be writing more on there...Wink)
     So there you have it. Until the next time I decide to write here...Laughing...adios!!

Posted on: April 7, 2011 1:00 am
Edited on: June 3, 2011 9:10 pm
 

Does 'disgusted' sum up Nats fans' feelings now?

     I didn't realize it's been 4 months between blog entries on here.
     And judging from the way the Nationals' season has gone (so far), it may be another 4 months before I come back here again.Embarassed
     Christ, we should be 4-1 instead of the other way around. Quality starts out of everyone...until tonight.
     Livan Hernandez did a good job tonight through 4 innings. Then came the bottom of the 5th. For some reason Livo couldn't get the 3rd out, until the Marlins tied the game up at 4 apiece.
     (That's right, we had a fricking 4-run lead halfway through this game. The final was 7-4 Marlins.)Frown
     You know, I've seen this emm-effing horror movie the last 7 years--meaning since baseball came back to D.C.--and I for one am done being patient with ownership/the front office/Jim Riggleman/etc. about when the Nats are gonna turn the corner.Yell
     I've lived long enough to see two versions of the Senators leave D.C. (but only have memories of the "expansion" team of the '60s), and thus know what it was like to have no baseball for 33 YEARS!!! So I'm embracing the Nats for all it's worth.
     But my patience has worn thin.
     I made the prediction on my MLBlogs page (http://go-nasty-nats.mlblogs.com) that the Nats would finish 77-85, and no higher than 3rd place in the NL East. I am not going to be made a liar by this b.s. masquerading as Nationals baseball!!
     It ain't happening.


     Now for some shameless self-promotion.Tongue out I have a WordPress blog devoted to sports, with the same name as this one.
     Find it at http://dcsportsnut.wordpress.com, if you dare...lol
     Hey, I need people to read the damn thing.Cool That's all.
Posted on: December 1, 2010 9:37 pm
 

Wow, I've been away THAT long?

     I just now realized, it's been almost 3 months since I last wrote a blog here. Damn, I'm slipping...Embarassed
     Anyway, to make up for lost time, here goes.
     Now that the Redskins have basically screwed themselves out of the playoff picture...and let's face it, how do you let Brett Favre run out the clock??...it looks now as though they'll be playing the spoiler role these next 5 weeks. (Or not.) Why do we go through this year after fricking year?Yell I ask you, WHY??
     I mean, between the Skins and Wizards, it's nothing short of a miracle I still have my sanity. But at least as far as the Wizards go, there's some sense of hope...and his name is John Wall.Surprised (That is, when he can get on the floor.) It's his team now, not Gilbert Arenas'. Maybe in another 2 years we'll talk contender...maybe.
     As concerns the Nationals: now that Adam Dunn's walked, WHO is our (long-term) 1B? At least they've done the right thing, and protected Chris Marrero from next week's Rule 5 Draft by putting him the 40-man roster. But while we wait and see if he can make it to Syracuse to start next season (or go back to Harrisburg), who do we get to man 1B in the meantime?Undecided Big names, Mike Rizzo, big names...starting pitching and a first baseman, that's what we need!!!
     So, lo and behold, that leaves the Capitals to talk about.
     If this team does NOT win a Stanley Cup...and this is just my view...then this season (like last season) is a complete failure. There's way too much talent on the Caps to go down the tubes in the 1st round (again!!). Totally unacceptible, to be honest.Frown
     So that covers it. I should make mention of another place to showcase my writing...find it at www.greatjake1958.wordpress.com (if you can...lol). I'll cover sports on there once in awhile; it's mainly for other topics.
     I'm done now...LMAO

Posted on: June 9, 2010 3:40 pm
 

Now what does he do for an encore?

     Think of anything in the last 50 years or so, pop- or sports-culture related. "Fernando-mania", for example. Or Willis Reed coming out of the tunnel @ Madison Square Garden. Or even the Beatles playing Shea Stadium in '65. How about Live-Aid? I'm sure I can come up with others, if I had time.
     No matter. Last night, Stephen Strasburg blew all of those out of the water.Smile If this is what Game 7 of a World Series feels like, maybe my vision of a World Series in Washington by 2013 can be a reality. Truth be told, it's a miracle anybody could hear themselves last night.
     7 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB...and 14 K's!!! That's the line on Stephen Strasburg from the game. Giving up the 2-run HR to Delwyn Young would've rattled any young pitcher. Not Double-S, though. All he does, is get the next 10 Pirate batters out...7 by strikeout!!Surprised
     And while that's going on, Adam Dunn and Josh Willingham smack some jacks to stake Strasburg a 4-2 lead. (The final score, BTW, was 5-2 Nationals.) But at this stage, it wouldn't have mattered--the crowd came to see a conquering hero on the mound.
     In my MLBlog (http://go-nasty-nats.mlblogs.com) yesterday, I mentioned that this wasn't hype. After all, Strasburg was 1 strikeout away from tying the record for most K's by a pitcher making his debut (15, last set by J.R. Richard of the Astros in September of '71). Believe me, for those of you too young to know who J.R. Richard was...rest assured, that hombre could pitch! He was Nolan Ryan before Nolan Ryan got good. Talk about fire coming out of the tailpipe...yeah, THAT damned good!!
     Stephen Strasburg, makes J.R. Richard look like a poser. Anybody who watched the game (whether it was MASN2 or MLB Network), might want to agree--or disagree--with me on that.Money mouth
     Now the traveling road show pitches its tent in Cleveland on Sunday. Um, if you haven't gotten tickets for that game by now...WHAT ARE YOU WAITING ON??Undecided You won't get another chance to see him in Cleveland for another 6 years...unless, of course, you plan on coming to Nationals Park in 2013. (I understand the game Sunday is gonna be the largest crowd the Indians will have all year--and it's mid-June already!!)
     And to think I saw Strasburg make his pro debut (for Harrisburg) @ Altoona back in April. He won that one, too!! Trust me, last night Michelangelo and/or DaVinci couldn't have painted a prettier picture than Double-S did. The scary part? It's going to get better...

Posted on: May 1, 2010 6:16 pm
 

Yet ANOTHER disappointment from the Capitals...

     I could understand the Capitals losing in the Stanley Cup playoffs, if it had come in the finals against a good team (be it the Sharks or Blackhawks). I could've even have handled the Bruins beating us in the Eastern Conference finals.
     But lose to Montreal?? In the FIRST ROUND? Leading 3 games to 1?Surprised Talk about the French (in 1940) bending over...
     Everybody (and by everybody, I mean sports talk radio in D.C.) has tried to make comparisons to this debacle. I can't come up with one, to be honest. Then again, I had to watch this collapse on TV.Frown Hoo boy.
     The entire season, a complete waste. Thanks for nothing, Boudreau!!Yell Now I have to put up with stupid-a*s*s Penguins fans on YouTube (again) calling me vile names...Cry
     Thank God the Nationals are giving me hope...and this before Stephen Strasburg shows up!! I was there for his pro debut for Harrisburg (@ Altoona), and he didn't disappoint!!Smile Now it's only a matter of time before everyone in Washington gets to enjoy what I did.
     Then again, what the Nats did in April is pretty damned enjoyable...lol

Posted on: March 15, 2010 7:04 pm
 

Odds and ends (for what it's worth)

     Some selected thoughts on the D.C. sports scene, just so I can fill a blog entry...Laughing
     So, where do I start? How about yesterday (Sunday), for example? Meaning...
     1) For the record, I'm in agreement of the refs in the Caps game calling a boarding penalty on Alex Ovechkin. Where I part company with the NHL, though, is that it certainly (IMO) did NOT warrant a game misconduct. The suspension handed down is (again, IMO) yet another example of the league waging a vendetta against Ovie. It's a shame the guy from the Blackhawks may be out for the remainder of the season as a result of yesterday.Frown
     2) If Larry Johnson thought the media in Kansas City was rough on him--remember, he called them "f*a*g*g*o*t*s"--all I can say is, "Welcome to Washington". Your every move/utterence/etc., I guarantee you will be dissected by not just the mainstream press...but by we bloggers (including yours truly...Wink) as well. So in the words of Dwayne Johnson (aka "The Rock"): "Know your role, and SHUT YOUR MOUTH!!!"Sealed
     3) At least Stephen Strasburg has his act together. As to the rest of the Nationals, though...winless, in spring training?Embarassed (Pending tonight's game with Atlanta, starting in a few minutes as I write this.) O Lord, why hast thou cursed we Nats fans?Frown
     There. I think I've covered enough for now...Laughing

 
 
 
 
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