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Mystics: Red White and Blue in 2008? Caps Too?

Big day for local press conferences: Wizards press availability this morning (in which I got the explanation for A.D.'s sensei bow, which I'll reveal in a minute), then the Mystics 2007 All-Star game press conference (featuring, among others, Swin Cash of the Detroit Shock, Mayor Adrian Fenty, Mystics Prez Sheila Johnson, Ted Leonsis, Baltimore Ravens tight end Daniel Wilcox, Olympic superstar Dominique Dawes, former Post sports editor George Solomon, Nikki Teasley of the Mystics, the WNBA commissioner, and Wizards reserve guard Donell Taylor, and I challenge you to find a stranger collection of sports figures in one place at one time outside of Love.)

And right now D.C. United is introducing its newest player, Emilio. But I'm boycotting, out of protest for all the Bog all-stars who have been traded away this offseason. Plus, I have a sort of spotty history with people named Emilio.

Anyhow, I just got to talk to Mystics President and Managing Partner Sheila Johnson. This will be of interest to both Mystics and Caps fans. She said the Mystics can't go to a red-white-and-blue color scheme in 2007, but that there's a "50-50" chance they'll go with America's colors by 2008, and that it will definitely happen eventually.

"We're going to red white and blue, too," she said. "We have to see how our finances are. It costs a lot of money to change those colors, you know that? It's not just the uniforms; it's the floor, it's everything."

I asked why she wanted to make the change.

"Because it reflects the nation's capital," she said. "That's what it is. We would like to keep the Caps and the Mystics in the same genre. I think it'd be great."

I gotta talk to Mr. Abe about this. Everyone needs to make this change at once.

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 16, 2007; 2:21 PM ET
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