It IS with a heavy heart I inform Nats town I am closing this blog. I unfortunately cannot put forth the appropriate amount of time required to track my thoughts or keep my blog looking spiffy. I will keep up with everyone on Twitter! And thanks for making the 2010 season one of the best of my life! If I ever get serious about being a blogger fan again, I know who to go to.
I’ll still be rooting from section 225 and I’ll still be cursing at my television screen and I’m still be crazy stupid in love with Ryan Zimmerman, but I don’t have the time for a blog. Here’s to 2011!
If I were a Pilgrim, you’d probably think:
This = Me
I know, I know. I haven’t put a single thought down in nearly a month. Oh bother….yes, bother, like Winnie the Pooh would say. It’s quite depressing actually, I’ve abandoned my blog friends, the Natosphere, my responsibilities as a blogger. Ohhhh Booother.
Well, I am trying to resurface, trying to find ideas, time and strength to put down some thoughts. Work is D-RAAINING these days, and will be well through January. Having not really paid attention during the season to the two teams in the World Series right now, other than knowing Lincecum = awesome and poor Pudge must be FURIOUS he’s not with the Rangers anymore, I don’t really have any insights there.
So, that leaves me with….Bryce Harper. Um, NEXT!
Rizzo sticking around? Great. Next!
Well, instead of guessing all day, I’m going to get back to work – and do some research tonight. So hopefully friends, I’ll be in bidness tonight – at the very least this weekend. Not that all 12 of you really care, but, I do apologize.
Go Giants!!!! Mainly just because Buster Posey is cute
It’s been a long hard season, I think of few of them need to rest up south of the border and drown their sorrows in a few cold ones.
Sing it Tim….
And that’s why God made Mexico
A place where we can lay low
And the Cuervo goes down nice and slow
And the warm wind blows
That’s why God made Mexico
While it’s not obvious in the amount of times I blog during the week, you should know that the Nats are top of mind all the time. I read expert blogs every free minute I have (which really isn’t that often…but I love them the same!), I read all of your tweets, I discuss the latest news and gossip with colleagues and really, some of the BEST QT I spend with my boyfriend is on our couch watching every single game on tv.
So, I’m here to say, sadly, I cannot WAIT for 2011!!!! Not that I’m going to stop rooting for the team during the next few games, but, I have visions of playoffs dancing in my head for next season! Here’s why:
- Danny “I’m going to save your team from ridicule” Espinosa! What a kid! It’s quite obvious he’s Ray Knight’s man-crush, and he’s really come to be one of mine too. (I’ll never stop loving you though, Ryan, stop worrying.) Honestly, it must take him half of a half of a second to zing that ball to first to make an out. He’s razor sharp almost every single time he plays and his bats are HOTTY HOT HOT!
- The 6-4-3, or 4-6-3 and of course, the 5-4-3 or 5-3 combos light up the field. Zing, zang, boom, bah, OUT! It’s like a hockey game out there, it all moves so fast I can’t see where the ball landed, where it went and how it all happened! Before I know, the runner is out and we’re walking off the field. Sheer awesomeness.
- Desi. Desi, Desi, Desi. I’m really sorry I ever doubted you. Desmond’s contributions combined with Espinosa’s next year will make up the missing key ingredients for our infield.
- Who knew Bernadina had wings?! Watching him launch himself into mid-air to make breath-taking plays has become one of my favorite things about the game. Easily one of my favorite players on the team, I’m really hoping we see a Willingham, Morse, Bernie outfield next year.
- Michael Morse for Mayor!!!!! Simply put, I don’t know what we ever did without him.
- And well, Justin Maxwell might be the cutest thing to ever play for the Nats. Our grand slam hero, I hope he’s around for a while. Anyone see Maxwell slip coming in to the dugout two nights ago? Fast forward to about :45 seconds, I’m still laughing at this, hahahahaha.
- And of course, who I think are the heart and soul of our team right now, Ryan, Dunn and Pudge.
I like to call the Ryan, Desi, Epinosa, Bernie, Morse gang the Young Guns, meeting up at the OK Corral to demolish other teams.
Our next, and final game of the season is this Saturday. I’ve really enjoyed being a fan this year. I know it’s been tough, but the best thing about baseball is that every April, you immediately forget about past troubles and past seasons and head for one of the greatest days of the year – Opening Day. No other sport celebrates Opening Day the way baseball does. I’ll easily trade in my frustrations and anger over a few bad seasons for a fresh chance at another season, regardless of how long it takes my team. And why is DC so quick to judge the Nationals, who by the way, are still considered a new team, when our precious Redskins have been stinking up the field with drama and sucky football FOR YEARS.
I think I just figured out my next blog post…….
Ok friends, TTFN!!!
Nats town is A-BUZZZZZZ over last night’s game against the Braves, where we witnessed Dunn’s 480,000 foot long home run as well as Livo’s absolutely stellar game, which included a RBI double and a home run by the man himself.
After closing my eyes from a melatonin-induced coma in the top of the 9th, I was rudely awesomely awoken by my boyfriend with the chants of “WE WON!” I immediately thought to myself, I can’t wait to read about this game in the morning.
Of course the obvious mentions are all over the place this morning as I said above. I was too sleepy to hear that Sean Burnett came in late in the game, so reading the highlights, one thing really caught my eye.
Sean Burnett has seven (7) straight scoreless outings!!! Where did this come from!? Well, I’ll admit, I was skeptical of the kid earlier this season, as a lot of Nats fans were I’m sure – but I’d say he finally deserves some credit. So here’s to our quiet but up and coming ace in the hole, Sean Burnett!!!! (chants of, Let’s hear it for the booooy” immediately come to mind….)
Newsworthy UPDATE: After posting, I found this on ESPN, The Washington Nationals‘ Adam Dunn hit a 479-foot home run Tuesday at Atlanta — the third longest HR this season behind Josh Hamilton (485 feet on June 27) and Colby Rasmus (483 feet, also on June 27). Dunn owns the third- and fifth-longest home runs of the season. Interestingly enough, the five longest home runs this season have all been hit by left-handed batters.
I had a weekend full of nature, in ALL its glory. Unfortunately I don’t like bugs, not one bit, not no way, not no how! Just ask the friends who witnessed the extreme overreaction to a daddy long leg crawling on my back during a camping trip this weekend. Bugs creep me out, big time. From the stick bug on one of our tents to the field mouse that hopped across our feet Sunday morning to the 30 gazillion daddy long legs that crawled up onto the top of our tents so when I woke up I had a view of daddy and mommy long legs getting it on to the greenest grass hopper I’ve ever seen, I REALLY overdosed on nature this weekend. Why am I telling you this?
In keeping with the horror that still runs through my brain after almost getting eaten by that spider (ok, whatever, it was big and gross….), thought it’d be appropriate to use this picture with the blog post I had in mind:
Oh to be a fly on that wall….
Riggleman: KENNEDY!!! You are not professional baseball ready, I’m demoting you to that AAAA that no one knows about that really does exist!!!
Nyjer: Well, clearly Desi and Kennedy don’t know where their boundaries are – we were almost the three stooges out there running for the same pop-up, come on Riggs, tell ‘em.
Riggs: Shut up Nyjer, just SHUT UP
Ryan: I’d like to say I didn’t make any mistakes and I’m perfect
Riggs: Yes, Ryan, you are
Dunn: What about me? You gonna keep me with Ryan next season? Huh? Pretty please????
Riggs: Ya know what Dunn? You may be a lot of things but one thing you are NOT is flexible. Either learn how to stop balls from going by you or kiss yours and Ryan’s BFF relationship goodbye!
Espinosa: what the heck did I sign up for………
Riggs: Hey Rookie, cut back on fielding errors, keep up the hitting, you’ll be fine kid. Just fine.
McCatty: I’m sickened and sad that we have the problems we do. I’ve personally already called Strasburg’s physical therapist and told them we’d pay them $18 million to give him a bionic arm so we get him back in no time.
Pudge: Dude…that kid that got hit with the ball was sooooo mad at you Storen! But I told him I’d kick his butt if he made a move because I work out 13 times a day and had I been a part of the original fight a few weeks ago…..ohhhhh those feeeesh better have watched out!
Riggs: All of you! you think it’s funny we’re going to be below .500 for the 5th year in a row?! I’m moving to the Dominican, no one try to find me, don’t call me, nothing. You’re all playing like 12 year olds – actually, I think my 12 year old nephew plays better than all of you! Except you Ryan, you stay just the way you are.
At least that’s how I imagine it!