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Morning Bog: Torts Gets ID'd

Who am I? (By Seth Wenig - AP)

An exciting two-fer at Verizon Center today: the Rangers will hold their-morning after practice at the same time the Wizards are doing the garbage bag routine, clearing out their lockers and addressing the media for the last time.

I walked into the arena just behind Rangers Coach John Tortorella and another team employee; they were stopped by the security guard.

"Got picture IDs, gentlemen?" she asked.

"Cash?" offered Tortorella's sideick.

"Cash always works," she joked.

"We're with the Rangers," Tortorella offered, but that apparently wasn't good enough. Picture IDs were presented. Maybe they should be like Adrian Fenty, and wear their names on their backs.

As for the Wizards, you won't read anything better today than Michael Lee's rundown of the final Wizards locker room scene of the '08-'09 disaster:

"Bro, you got to play," McGee begged [Juan Dixon]. "If you don't play, I won't get no shots."

Butler even thought about sitting out, but Darius Songaila begged him to play. "You're not going to leave me with them," Songaila said, pointing to Nick Young and McGee.

What a team. And actually, you will read something better today: Gilbert made further remarks last night about not being a head case, which both local papers should have up sometime today. That should be fun.

In the meantime, some links from Intern Jake....

First, people start calling Jason Campbell "Jason Cutler." Then the poor guy looks over and Byron Leftwich is pumping iron next to him. Now, the Redskins QB has got a whole different problem to worry about. (D.C. Pro Sports Report)

But before everyone gets ahead of themselves with the NFL draft coming up, the gentlemen at Hogs Haven take a look and the draft predicament that the Redskins have gotten themselves into, and the man who has bravely led them there. (Hogs Haven)

Halfway through April, Nationals fans everywhere are calling for a fire sale. But there is something to be said for "Leibnizian" optimism. There's also something to be said for the casual use of the word "Leibnizian." (Nationals Pride)

Ian Kinsler and the Texas Rangers were running circles around the Orioles last night. 30-3 flashbacks anyone? (Camden Chat)

Rachel Alexander Nichols used to call the Verizon Center home. Now she's back with a full ESPN camera crew to do a full profile on Ovechkin. (On Frozen Blog)

By Jake DiGregorio  |  April 16, 2009; 10:05 AM ET
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