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Morning Bog: Lisa Hillary Was Dancing in the Club



* If you were watching MASN, you might recall that Craig Stammen actually looked like he might cry after getting his face smeared with shaving cream by John Lannan. At this point, you'd pretty much expect him to go on the DL for 15 days with eye irritation. Still, great win.


* This video was from before Ovechkin won his second straight MVP, a feat that has never been accomplished by a D.C. athlete in a Big 5 pro sport. There were lots of great Ovie quotes on the night, but none better than this, when Lisa Hillary asked if it was good to be Ovie:

"It's good to be Ovie, especially last night with you, have a good time in the nightclub, I saw you dancing in the bar," he said. "You didn't hear that, D.C.," Hillary said, while her face rocked the red. (CSN Video)

* And here's from a press release from LAVO restaurant and nightclub inside the Palazzo, concerning Wednesday night: "Twenty-three year old Russian phenomenon Alexander Ovechkin, who is up for the league's MVP award, arrived a bit underdressed, wearing flip-flops....Once safely inside, the league's scoring leader danced on the banquettes to the sounds of DJ Crooked and made his rounds to visit various tables of hockey players throughout the club."

* Mike Green wore a bow tie. (Puck Daddy)

* Penguins Coach Dan Bylsma, on the call he received from Obama: "We talked about Pittsburgh's two championships, with the Steelers [winning the Super Bowl], lamented a little bit because he was hoping Chicago could get in [the final] this year and have a chance at it, or the [Washington] Capitals," Bylsma said. Ok, so Obama is a Rock the Red kinda guy? (Post-Gazette)

* The Yankees attempt to turn yesterday's endless rain delay into goodwill from their fans. From Newsday:


To reward ticketholders, including the patient souls who endured the 5 hour, 26-minute rain delay in the Bronx, the Yankees announced that they would redeem all tickets from last night's game at stadium advance ticket windows for free tickets in the bleachers, grandstand or terrace to a non-premium game this season or next. Or fans can use the ticket to purchase a half-price ticket in non-Suite seating for those games.



It was the second such gesture of the evening. After the top of the first, the team announced that fans could move closer to the field. Hundreds of fans descended the stairs to fill in the vacant field level and main level seats. But several who ventured into the highest-priced Legends suites were turned back by security.

* "Staying positive is key throughout a long season, and we're doing that. Our clubhouse has a bunch of good guys in it and we're going to continue to fight, battle and claw our way to victories every day. Hopefully you guys as fans can see that, respect it and look forward to the light at the end of the tunnel." (The Zimmerman Blog)

* Gary Clark appears to be behind an absolutely ludicrous Redskins party featuring promised appearances from dead people. (Cheap Seats Daily)

* "I've been a fan of Paul's all my life, so it's going to be a memorable night for us all." Daniel Snyder, concerning Paul McCartney's summer concert at FedEx Field. (BeatlesNews.com)

* Drew Rosenhaus on his career: "There's no question when I get those calls in the middle of the night, I mean, it's scary. You know, I can think back to a call I got at about 4 a.m. or 5 a.m. in the morning, I can't remember, that had to do with Sean Taylor getting shot in the leg. You know, I didn't dream at the time that he was gonna pass away, so every time I get those calls it's the first thing that comes to mind. So you get scarred after experiences like that." (WQAM)

* Devon McTavish is raising awareness for Crohn's disease. (Behind the Badge)

* Jim Larranaga and Brenda Frese talk Twitter. (WUSA)

* Farewell to Dan Froomkin, one of the blogging pioneers at The Post and a man whose traffic numbers regularly made me want to jump into the Potomac. (White House Watch, Politico)

Top D.C. Sports Tweets From the Past 24 Hours

Rocky McIntosh: Don't you just love the blacked out cars and secret service with black shades semiauto guns everywhere gave me chills when they passed!!!!!!

Skins Receiver Trent Shelton: I eat ketchup on EVERYTHING LOL

Drew Storen: Crushing egg drop soup at the Chinese buffet after talking to elementary kids this morning. Pumped for tonight

Sally Jenkins (@SallyJenx): There is no grass at Bethpage. There is just overcooked spinach floating in chocolate pudding.

(This concept shamelessly stolen from Mister Irrelevant)

By Dan Steinberg  |  June 19, 2009; 6:39 AM ET
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Comments

That video of Ovie and Hillary was great. And Ovie rockin' flip flops in a club? My goal is to one day get to that level. Is it possible to get video from the club of Lisa dancing on the bar?

A post like this is why I check the Bog every morning.

Posted by: fushezzi | June 19, 2009 7:43 AM | Report abuse

The carpet wasn't as red as her face. That was good television.

Too bad I didn't watch it on television.

Posted by: sitruc | June 19, 2009 8:03 AM | Report abuse

I would expect this from Jeanie Jones, but Hillary? Oh my.

Posted by: StetSportsBlog | June 19, 2009 8:05 AM | Report abuse

Five? I only count four.

Posted by: PowerBoater69 | June 19, 2009 8:08 AM | Report abuse

PB69 - are you excluding United or the Nats?

Posted by: fushezzi | June 19, 2009 8:37 AM | Report abuse

PB69 - are you excluding United or the Nats?

Posted by: fushezzi | June 19, 2009 8:37 AM | Report abuse

The United play in a lowly minor league, despite the misleading name (MLS), and their finances aren't in the same ballpark as the four major league teams. The Nats play in the world's premier baseball league, despite their minor league roster.

Posted by: PowerBoater69 | June 19, 2009 8:42 AM | Report abuse

"Twenty-three year old Russian phenomenon Alexander Ovechkin, who is up for the league's MVP award, arrived a bit underdressed, wearing flip-flips...."


......what are flip-flips???

p.s. congrats ovie!

Posted by: hockeypunk | June 19, 2009 8:43 AM | Report abuse

Dan,

At least, it will not be hard to find good material for your "Write Only Good Things About Nats Week." No More Fails!!

Sec 204 Row H Seat 11

Posted by: adhardwick | June 19, 2009 8:55 AM | Report abuse

"Ok, so Obama is a Rock the Red kinda guy?"

That would imply he went to a game this year.

Posted by: Section117 | June 19, 2009 8:58 AM | Report abuse

Nothing on the great banter towards the end of yesterday Nationasl game? Come on Danny Boy!)

Posted by: alex35332 | June 19, 2009 9:10 AM | Report abuse

they must have edited the Lisa Hillary video the posted on the website. I didn't get to see that exchange when I just watched her interview with Ovie.

Posted by: SombreroGuy | June 19, 2009 10:20 AM | Report abuse

um never mind, the CSN embedded video didn't load for me the first time. Move along...move along...

Posted by: SombreroGuy | June 19, 2009 10:22 AM | Report abuse

All doubts about Lisa Hillary being a cougar have been removed.

Posted by: makplan20002 | June 19, 2009 10:22 AM | Report abuse

No video from Lisa's poolside information-gathering?

Posted by: Grooven | June 19, 2009 10:59 AM | Report abuse

“ accomplished by a D.C. athlete in a Big 5 pro sport.”

To suggest that the “MLS” is a Big 5 Pro sport is pure nonsense. That made my day, I almost just spit out my coffee laughing so hard.

Only a diehard soccer fan would think MLS in the same category as the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL. I thoroughly enjoy reading the DC Sports Bog, but it has become clear the Dan Steinberg has an affection for the DC United. Nothing wrong with that, I have nothing against the United. They are a good team, and provide an entertaining venue at RFK.

Some of the United players make as much money as first year teachers or cops. Again, nothing wrong with that. It’s good money. To put it in perspective, the MINIMUM salary for an NFL ROOKIE is $285,000 (as of 2007). In the MLB the minimum is $390,000 (2008). This is as much as the beloved “Ben Olsen” makes. The same Ben Olsen who could take the Metro all around town all day and nobody would know who the heck he is. Heck, when was the last time anyone even saw a MLS game on SportsCenter that didn’t involve Beckham. I could go on and on with facts and figures, but you get the picture.

Case in point, Dan please do not ever include the MLS in the same breath as the other major sports in this country. Again, I have nothing against soccer or the United. In other parts of the world, soccer is everything, THE ONLY major sport, but not here in the USA. Just look at the revenue figures, and that tells you all you need to know. Thanks.

Posted by: cj658 | June 19, 2009 11:02 AM | Report abuse

When Steinz referred to the "big 5" I just assuemd the fifth was Maryland Basketball.

Posted by: VTDuffman | June 19, 2009 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Great post, cj658. That was hilarious.

Posted by: sitruc | June 19, 2009 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Isnt ranting about the MLS not being a major sport a bit too easy? Just let it go. If someone wants to believe it's major (whatever the criteria for major is), who cares?

Lets spend our time debating whether or not golf is a sport or golfers are athletes.

People have been regurgitating the same info for years on these subjects and each time, it's like they made a major discovery.

Posted by: makplan20002 | June 19, 2009 12:18 PM | Report abuse

"Lets spend our time debating whether or not golf is a sport or golfers are athletes.

People have been regurgitating the same info for years on these subjects and each time, it's like they made a major discovery."

I think a better use of time is the quest for pictures and videos of Lisa Hillary in a club. 10,000 to the first to provide pictures and/or video.

Posted by: sitruc | June 19, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

I don't get why they don't use whipped cream instead of shaving cream. Wouldn't sting the eyes.

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | June 19, 2009 1:25 PM | Report abuse

shaving cream is much more readily available in a locker room...

Posted by: makplan20002 | June 19, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

"I don't get why they don't use whipped cream instead of shaving cream. Wouldn't sting the eyes."

Whipped Cream Melts very quickly. Shaving cream holds its shape and form for a much longer period of time.

Posted by: VTDuffman | June 19, 2009 2:38 PM | Report abuse

True, makplan, but I figured that one of the park's kitchen could have some whipped cream. Hadn't thought of the melting aspect, though, VTDuffman, particularly with hot tv lights around.

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | June 19, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Why would she be embarassed? He said "dancing in the bar" not "on" the bar...

Posted by: CapsNut | June 20, 2009 12:18 AM | Report abuse

One scene missing from this video: At the end of the interview, right before Lisa says "always the character", Alex held his hand up to give her a High Five, but pulls it away before she contacts, then laughs "ohhh, slow". He's definitely having a great time teasing her.

CSN didn't show it on this tape, but did on a later broadcast.

Posted by: bagace | June 20, 2009 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Obama "rocking the Red"? Hell, he hasn't even gone to a Nats game yet. (And given that he picked UNC and the Lakers, I'm beginning to fear the president is a front-runner...something one would not expect from a White Sox fan.)

Posted by: VPaterno | June 21, 2009 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Obama has kind of jumped the shark already. Who cares? As for Lisa Hillary dancing in a club, why is that a big deal?

Posted by: dcsportsdude | June 22, 2009 11:02 AM | Report abuse

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