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D.C. Sports Bog: June 21, 2009 - June 27, 2009

Morning Bog: Welcome, Cash

I was literally re-sizing a DeJuan Blair photo, just in case, when the Wizards got on the clock last night, drafted another guard and then traded him for cash. Then I went to sleep. The comments section of the Wiz Insider turned into a pretty vile place for most...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 26, 2009; 8:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Atlantic 11 , Caps , Nats , Redskins , What You Need to Know , Wizards  
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When They Were Champs: The '84 Hoyas

(AP file photo) To help us get through the slow-as-Jansen summer blogging season, each Thursday until Skins training camp begins I'll post a little something from The Post archives concerning a past DMV championship moment. Memories and requests for future championship moments are welcomed. There were at least two...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 25, 2009; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  College Basketball , Yester Look  
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Morning Bog: Marketing D.C.'s "Unbearable Heat"

Some morning links, lovingly gathered by Max Wasserman and Jake DiGregorio.... The Legg Mason Tennis Classic is going with the "brutal honesty" approach to marketing its event; the commercial for this year's tournament includes "unbearable heat" as a selling point. Seriously. The Redskins need one of these commercials with...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 25, 2009; 7:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Atlantic 11 , Caps , MLB , NBA , NFL , Nats , Redskins , Tennis , What You Need to Know , Wizards  
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Etan Thomas on the Wiz, B. Haywood on Etan

No more Etan-vs.Brendan. The series ends at three. But they had dueling local media experiences over the past 24 hours, and one of them landed a few final shots, just for nostalgia purposes. That would be Haywood, talking to Comcast SportsyNet's Chris Miller, via Truth About It: I'm definitely...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 24, 2009; 10:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Wizards  
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Joe Beimel on Throwing at Dunn, and His Beard

This was two weeks ago. (By Manuel Balce Ceneta - AP) Joe Beimel was raised in Kersey, Pennsylvania, a small rural town of 3,000 people where all the menfolk grow hunting beards come November. "So I'm growing mine now instead of waiting," he observed this week. "A lot of...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 24, 2009; 5:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Nats  
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The Nats' Suit-and-Tie Drive

When Nats first-base coach Marquis Grissom arrived in the majors, he weighed 175 pounds. When he retired, he weighed 200 or 205. Now, he's up to around 225 pounds, and the 175-pound Grissom isn't walking through that door any time soon. Those 50 bonus pounds he picked up along the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 24, 2009; 4:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Nats  
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What a Shaving Cream Pie Feels Like

If you watched the live video last week of Craig Stammen getting smeared in the face with a red towel full of shaving cream, courtesy of John Lannan, you would have noticed that Stammen seemed to be in some discomfort after the incident, asking for a moment to compose...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 24, 2009; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Caps , Nats  
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Ask Tiger Questions

In advance of the AT&T National, Tiger Woods has agreed to take some questions from Post readers. Send them to asktiger@wpost.com as soon as possible, and we'll forward a selection of them to Tiger, then run his responses July 1 on washingtonpost.com. (If I had the opportunity to ask Tiger...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 24, 2009; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Golf  
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What the Red Sox Invasion Looked Like

Ok, I'm not just spinning here. The big takeaway from last night's game, for me, was that baseball in D.C. is gonna be a heckuva swell time when/if this team gets good. The weather would have made a dying man cry, the streets and concourses were lively thoroughfares of...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 24, 2009; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Categories:  Caps , Nats , Redskins  
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Nats Welcome Sox Fans in Style

If the infidels are gonna be there anyhow, you might as well make money off them in your official team store. Keep pumping those Boston dollars into the D.C. economy, Sox fans. Suckers. You're just paying for future D.C. free agents while keeping the local cash registers humming. /trying...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 24, 2009; 10:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Nats  
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Morning Bog: The Draft is Dead

Foye has a history in this arena. (By John McDonnell - TWP) E-mail from the Wizards last night at 6:50 p.m.: "The Washington Wizards will welcome members of the media to Verizon Center on Thursday night, June 25th, for the 2009 NBA Draft." What, we're all gonna sit around...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 24, 2009; 8:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Caps , D.C. United , Golf , Media , Nats , Redskins , Terps , What You Need to Know , Wizards  
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Farewell Pech, Welcome Organ Reversal Man

Well, new Wiz (pending final approval) guard Randy Foye has a disorder where all his internal organs are reversed. That's quirky, anyhow. It's called situs inversus, it affects 1 in 10,000 people, and yes, it means that he'd theoretically have chest pains on the right side of his chest,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 23, 2009; 11:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Wizards  
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Being a 3rd Base Coach > Being a Bank VP

(1992 photo by Christobal Perez - AP) Maybe you've heard, but the Nats have lost a few games this season. Pat Listach was talking about that the other day with his brother, 11 years older, a vice president of a bank, a 50-something guy with a slick 9-to-5 job....

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 23, 2009; 6:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Nats  
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Kornheiser on His Radio Future, and Gilbert Arenas

Tony Kornheiser appeared on The Locker Room with Kevin Sheehan on ESPN 980 today, though he kept insisting that he was not, in fact, in a locker room. Specifics aside, it was a 17-minute reminder that there is no one in Washington D.C. who can talk better about sports on...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 23, 2009; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Media  
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Romo, Tiger, Jason Campbell at Congressional

From the Tiger Woods Foundation: AT&T National host Tiger Woods will be grouped with Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo during the Earl D. Woods Memorial Pro-Am on Wednesday, July 1. Also playing in the Pro-Am will be Washington Redskins Quarterback Jason Campbell, Redskins Wide Receiver Antwaan Randle El and Washington...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 23, 2009; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Caps , Golf , Redskins  
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Haywood on Steph Curry, Drunk Driving, Obama

Brendan Haywood was on Dan Patrick's radio show last week, talking about his own blog and other topics. Highlights will appear in tomorrow's edition of SI; you can read a bit more on the Dan Patrick Show's blog, which also has the audio. The peg was what Haywood had written...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 23, 2009; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Wizards  
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Video of Ovechkin Lifting TV Host

Host: "What I don't understand is how hockey are the only guys that can STILL get girls while missing teeth, how is that possible?" Ovechkin: "When I'm smiling, all girls love it, so I'm just keep smiling." Host: How would you celebrate if you won one of these awards you've...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 23, 2009; 12:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Caps , Media  
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Alana Beard Raps

Alana Beard, by rights, should be one of the biggest blog superstars in D.C.: she's funny, accessible, smart, a legit superstar, and gives media members cool handshakes. But I gave up on Mystics coverage when I started chasing clicks like Gilbert chases 14-year old video gamers. Well, I haven't heard...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 23, 2009; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Mystics  
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Morning Bog: A "Save Tailgating" Petition

"A Redksins fan spits into the fire as another one takes a photo of a burning Dallas hat before the Redskins-Dallas game on Sunday, December 30, 2007." (By Toni L. Sandys - TWP) Chatting at 11. Submit questions here. * It's day two of what the great Dave McKenna...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 23, 2009; 7:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Atlantic 11 , Caps , Mystics , Nats , Redskins , Terps , Wizards  
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Manny Acta, Positivity and Patience

(All photos by Cathy Taylor; see more here.) Sunday night was Manny Acta Bobblehead Night at Shirley Povich Field, hosted by the Bethesda Big Train. I followed him around for two hours and watched. A few observations. Popularity "I enjoy you, Manny," Bruce Artim told Acta near the end...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 22, 2009; 5:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Nats  
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Redskins Explain New Tailgating and Parking System

Here's the release: A new FedEx Field parking lot will be opened for thousands of Washington Redskins fans with the onset of the 2009 season, the team announced today. Additionally, new post-game traffic patterns and parking policies will be implemented to improve traffic flow in parking lots and on stadium...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 22, 2009; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Redskins  
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Barry Likes "The United," Doesn't Like "Redskins"

(Awesome 1998 photo by Juana Arias - TWP) Marion Barry has apparently perfected the art of managing to infuriate a fan base while supposedly pandering to said fan base. Like, ask him about D.C.'s stadium hopes (Hogs Haven did it), and here's what he says: "Awful. Mayor Fenty's blown...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 22, 2009; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  D.C. United , Redskins , Wizards  
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About the Nats' Most Famous Rally Monkey

I've frequently drawn the comparison between the '09 Nats and, say, the '06 Capitals, both on the field/ice and off. Back then, when the Verizon Center was a frozen wasteland of empty seats, you could literally glance around the arena and zero in on the fans you knew, the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 22, 2009; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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The Redskins' New Tailgating Policies

UPDATED: Read the Redskins' official response here. Pictured here is a little excerpt from a letter that was recently sent to some Redskins' suite holders. On the list of "things that will go over well with your football fan base," limiting tailgating to only "the last few rows" is...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 22, 2009; 10:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
Categories:  Redskins  
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How the Nationals Gained Three Canadian Fans

(Photo by Cathy Taylor) Saturday morning, I went to a rainy Nationals Park to watch five or six dozen kids go through a free clinic with the team's coaches. The kids in question included 10-year olds Brock March and Tyler Davies from Ontario, who had driven through the night...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 22, 2009; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Nats  
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Morning Bog: About Those Fake Umps at Nats Park

(Photo by Cathy Taylor) With an assist to Max Wasserman.... * Multiple e-mailers asked me about the fake umps behind home plate for the Blue Jays-Nats games this weekend. They had legitimate star power. Miss Chatter has the complete collection of photo art, noting that the umps both brushed...

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 22, 2009; 8:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Caps , D.C. United , Media , Nats , Redskins , Wizards  
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