I hope you all enjoyed the off day as much as I did.
No, that’s a lie. I hope you enjoyed it better than I did. I felt like I had nothing to do. I watched a Hong Kong gangster flick that was pretty good, but not nearly as fun as watching the Nats these days.
Anyway, you need to read the following things:
- It’s a wonderful life in Natstown, by the redoubtable Dave Huzzard. If we imagine that Stephen Strasburg had never been a National…the 2012 Nationals would still be in contention. So relax.
- The Artist Formerly Known as Oleanders and Morning Glories takes yet another overly sentimental column from Boz apart in a post that deconstructs the “studious pirate ship” image of the Nats front office.
- Read this story by the Post’s James Wagner regarding the continuing standoff between the Nats and the Orioles regarding Nats TV revenues on MASN. The standoff continues, the arbitral panel has not issued an award, and the difference between the parties amounts to $100 million dollars. For those of you who want to think of things in concrete terms, that’s just 12 million less than the remaining value of Jayson Werth’s contract.