Daily Archives: August 19, 2009

August 19, 2009

The Wives of the Washington Nationals

Nationals Baseball DunnHow does one become a baseball wife?

I imagine some women must stumble into it, entirely by chance, meeting their future hubby at a bar or night club or some other gathering place where they could have met anyone, in any profession. Others, I imagine, are AAA groupies, purposely positioning themselves for the life. Either way, I doubt the young bride is entirely prepared for the obstacles that she will face in her married life.

Including being required to name your son “Brady,” if the life stories of Rachel Dunn and Abby Kearns are any indication. Yesterday, the Washington Post printed a story that went into some depth on their experiences, as well as those of some of the other Nationals players’ wives.

Check it out. The story’s a bit wordy, but how can you encapsulate the personal lives of so many people in less? Besides, this is all the words these ladies are likely to get all season. Hopefully it distracts them from the Nats’ performance for a minute.

August 19, 2009

When you put it that way…

not-George Grande: “The final line on Bronson Arroyo…he can only be the loser in tonight’s game.”
Me: “That’s not true; he could get a no decision.”
CTS: “Sure, if you’re talking about the decision.”

August 19, 2009

Go Get ‘Em, Hal!

After this season, Dayton Daily News sports reporter Hal McCoy will be forced to retire. Apparently, that’s what it’s taken to loosen his pen concerning the Reds and their idiocy.

On famed crappy player Willy Taveras, McCoy wrote this.

As far as I’m concerned, and many other fans are concerned, Taveras can rot on the bench the rest of the season. I’ve seen nothing to merit the millions the Reds have flushed down the toilet when they brought this guy in.

Welcome to the club, Mr. McCoy! It’s kind of a depressing place, but it’s always better to let these things out than to hold them in.