Sunday, July 08, 2007

Sunday Smorgasbord 7-8

  • Before Secret Service snipers not so secretly climbed onto the roof of RFK Stadium Thursday night, I spotted President Bush in the owner's Box during the game. Can I be the only one who thought it would have been great to have President Bush participate in the President's Race? While it is only the fourth time President Bush has come to a Nationals game, it is yet another reason why having a baseball team in Washington is so important. You are not going to get an impromptu appearance of the President at a game in any other city and when he does show up, people will take notice.
  • After dropping three of four to the Cubs, the Nats bounced back and took two of three from the Brewers including today's 7-2 win over Milwaukee. The Nats head into the All-Star break at 36-52 which places them last in the NL East 12.5 games back of the Mets and 12.5 games back of the NL Wild Card. The Nats are tied with the Cincinnati Reds and only the Tampa Bay Devil Rays have a worse record than the Nats.
  • After a win 1-0 win Wednesday in Kansas City vaulted D.C. United into first place in the Eastern Conference, D.C. United fell back out after their road woes continued with tonight's 1-0 loss in Houston to the Dynamo. D.C. couldn't much of an attack going all day and were somewhat lucky to have kept the score close as Houston misfired on a number of chances. D.C. is now tied with New England for second place with 23 points, trailing the New York Red Bulls by 1 point. D.C. however has a game in hand on both teams. Congratulations to Christian Gomez who was named a starter for next week's MLS All-Star game.
  • Not a whole lot left for me to talk about tonight except that this week the Nats (except for Dmitri Young) have four days off this week with the All-Star break. The Nats resume play on Friday night in Miami when they start a three game weekend series against the Marlins. D.C. United visits the Harrisburg City Islanders in a U.S. Open Cup match on Wednesday night before returning home to play F.C. Dallas on Saturday night at RFK Stadium. For those who are interested, the Caps will hold their annual Summer Development Camp this week.
  • As always, please send all comments, criticisms, questions, suggestions, corrections, and prank ideas to "capsnut" over at gmail dot com.

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