Thursday, October 13, 2005

Slow Day

Not a lot of news in the Nationals world. Everything is status quo.

From Barry's chat yesterday, it seems that Jim Bowden will be allowed to stay in office past the 10/31 expiration of his contract, but that it will be day-to-day. However, he also said that the two lead groups (presumably Malek and Simian) have asked Selig to tie his hands until the ownership issue is resolved. I guess both ownership groups think we have enough toolsy outfielders.

Simian Smulyan gave another interview. Again, he didn't really reveal much: "We see some things about the Washington market that are very, very attractive to us. There's all sorts of factors: the development around the stadium, the possibility of cable TV, the incredible growth of baseball on the Internet. As we looked at this, we became more intrigued."

47 words. Zero content. He should be a Nats-blogger!

  • Jack Evans, friend of baseball, is learning that it might not be a good idea to have your PAC pay for your season tickets. Apparently, DC has some bizarre restrictions on the use of PAC funds, completely separate from how the rest of the world works. But, seeing how this is the city that will arrest you for drunk driving even if you have a .00 blood alcohol level, is it really surprising?

  • Nationals Farm Authority is trying to get to the bottom of whether the Nationals winter instructional league has been canceled. Barry says no. One of the players says yes. We'll find out. (Maybe not until we get a new owner though!)


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