Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Is this thing still on???

It seems as though Needham is occupied by, among other things, annoying people on Twitter. Consequently -- although precisely nobody has asked for this -- I thought I'd check in on his behalf.

During the last dispatch, around Memorial Day, the Nats were described in these pages thusly: "Third worst in baseball. Last in the East. Yep. That's about right." What has happened since then? Well, let us count the ways:

- Danny Espinosa hit a gazillion homers;
- Jordan Zimmermann suddenly became awesome;
- Mike Morse turned into Godzilla;
- The Nats won about a hundred games in a row; and
- Bryce Harper sucker-kissed some pitcher.

Oh, and Chad Cordero called it quits and Wily Mo Pena made it back to the big leagues. All in all, an interesting three weeks.

Having recovered from a huge hole to the bad to come within a game (now two games) of the .500 mark, the Nats beg apparently do not beg but instead raise the question of whether this streak of momentarily excellence will materialize into something with more permanence. Given the relative state of good tidings, I will refrain from offering any critical opinion on the matter, except that I might miss these guys next season when my wife and I drop cable television.


  • Not getting DirecTV in your new Yurt? Hippie.

    By Blogger Nate, at 6/21/2011 4:07 PM  

  • If you don't enjoy wasting a Saturday afternoon randomly flipping through channels until you land on an episode of Dogs 101 you think you've seen before then you sir are no friend of mine, or America.

    By Blogger Harper, at 6/21/2011 4:19 PM  

  • @ Nate: Nope. Getting a baby.

    @ Harper: Property Virgins. "This first house is going tonbe waaaay out of your price range. Suckers!"

    By Anonymous Basil, at 6/21/2011 8:38 PM  

  • http://bleacherreport.com/articles/676055-oakland-as-should-they-package-jemile-weeks-in-a-trade

    I hate spam, so I swear this is worth your time. The key is who this A's douche-nard thinks they can get in a trade. One name will pop out.

    By Blogger Bonsai, at 6/21/2011 10:50 PM  

  • I'm still trying to absorb the bit about Wily Mo Pena making it back to the majors...

    By Anonymous Let Teddy Win, at 6/22/2011 12:16 AM  

  • I would cautiously add Ryan Zimmerman to that list. I haven't seen whether he still throws erratically across to 1B, but his bat sure has been talking loudly since his return. That's worth sumpin.

    By Blogger Bote Man, at 6/22/2011 6:49 AM  

  • Wily Mo didn't only make it back to the majors; he homered in his first game back.

    Which makes sense -- Bob Carpenter kept telling us it was only a matter of time till Wily Mo got a hold of one ...

    By Blogger Basil, at 6/22/2011 10:49 AM  

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