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2017 Nats

Postby welch » Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:28 pm

Spring training is well under way. It's time for some baseball.

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Re: 2017 Nats

Postby SkinsJock » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:54 pm

welch wrote:Spring training is well under way. It's time for some baseball.
+1

haven't heard much about the Nats and Os - I'm sure the Nats will be OK but what about the Os?

looking forward to another Fenway trip, maybe August or September - a great baseball experience
until Dan Snyder stops meddling and let's NFL people make ALL the decisions on who coaches and who plays - we begin each season with high hopes and expectations and we finish each season knowing that we should have done better

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Re: 2017 Nats

Postby welch » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:36 pm

This year's Nats:

- fine field line-up

- good bench

- good starting pitchers

- weak relief pitching. Mike Rizzo needs to get relievers quickly.

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Re: 2017 Nats

Postby Countertrey » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:54 pm

Dey got de same illness dat de Caps got... dey gon break you heart...
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Re: 2017 Nats

Postby welch » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:57 am

Countertrey wrote:Dey got de same illness dat de Caps got... dey gon break you heart...


Speaking of heartbreaking, CT: Roy Sievers died a week ago. My all-time favorite ballplayer, and so said many fans our age. A fine hitter and decent human being.

Tom Boswell agreed:

I was fortunate. I got a wonderful hero. When I was eight years old in the spring of 1956, somebody gave me my first pack of baseball cards. Pathetic as it sounds, I can still remember where I was standing when I opened them: beside a coffee table in the living room. In that pack was only one player from my hometown team, the Washington Senators. I’m convinced that, by the luck of the draw, the player on that card was destined to be my first (and, as it turned out, only) hero. It could have been Herb Plews, who made four errors in one inning, or Chuck Stobbs, who lost 13 games in a row.

But it was Roy Sievers.

At that time he wasn’t the best player on those bad Nats teams. Mickey Vernon was. Sievers, however, was about to blossom into the best home run hitter in the American League. And I had “spotted” him — that is, stumbled on him — a year before it happened. Maybe that’s why, to this day, I’m still childishly certain that I have a special lucky relationship with baseball.

At the ages of nine and 10, I felt intimately connected with the most mythic public figure in my town — a man who hit 42 home runs in ’57 and then 39 in ’58. That doesn’t sound like so many, but for that sliver of time (so symbolic to me), it was more than anybody in baseball except Ernie Banks. Yes, more than Mickey Mantle and Ted Williams, or Hank Aaron or Willie Mays.


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Full story at:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/n ... 3f905eddb4

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Re: 2017 Nats

Postby Countertrey » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:28 pm

True enough, Welch... I'm increasingly seeing truly inspiring folks from our youth moving on to another place...
"That's a clown question, bro"
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"But Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man
That he didn't, didn't already have"
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