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Three Up, Three Down

The Fire Acta Movement: Blogs, message boards call for manager's head in wake 13-36 start. Is it a bad sign that Clint Hurdle called and invited Acta on long fishing trip this week?

Wieters: "Switch-hitting Jesus" makes highly anticipated debut behind the plate for O's, goes 2 for 8 in first series while batting with loaf of bread.

Pitching milestones: Phillies' Moyer notches 250th career win vs. Nats. Giants' R. Johnson goes for 300 here Wednesday night. Then? The wait begins for Strasburg's 1st.

Strasburg: SDSU ace, presumed top pick in June 9 draft, loses in NCAA opener, drops to 13-1. Later claims he felt he needed to get a taste of losing before he joined the Nationals.

E. Dukes: Nats OF owes nearly $40,000 in legal fees to wife's attorneys. Outraged Great Falls Little League organizers claim it was all their fault, vow to collect donations on his behalf.

TV ratings: Nats drawing 12,000 viewers on MASN, last in majors but up from 2008. Only possible explanation: Folks watch the Nats for the same reason they watch NASCAR.

By Dave Sheinin  |  June 1, 2009; 10:47 AM ET
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The Washington Nationals are in the major leagues for the same reason that Alabama and Missippi are in the Union, to prevent everyone else from developing an inferiority complex.

Posted by: agarryheck | June 1, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

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