Willie Harris "ain't no little boy"
I watched Willie Harris and K-Rod walk toward each other purposefully while using dirty language on Sunday, and I read where Harris said "He's a man, I'm a man" after the game, but this quote is new to me, even if it's more than two days old. From the New York Daily News:
"He said, 'Go to first base.' And I was kind of like, 'My dad ain't here,' " Harris recalled. " '[Bleep] you' is what he said. I said the same thing back. It's baseball here. It's emotions, everything is flowing."
Were they close to fighting?
"If I felt like he hit me intentionally, I would have went after him right there," Harris said. "I'm not going to sit there and chirp and chirp and curse back and forth. For what? We're either going to fight or we're just going to let it go. If we brawl we brawl, but for something stupid like that, it doesn't make any sense.
"If I did say something and he took it the wrong way, that's on me. And I'll be a man and say, 'Hey, I didn't mean no harm.' But I ain't no little boy or no punk, either. I'm a man just like he is, I ain't scared of him."
That's not a bad quote. And as long as I'm being outdated, here are more outdated things. The video above, by the way, is of the Phillie Phanatic harassing Nats third-base coach Pat Listach. It makes me long for Screech, to toss some pelvic thrusts back in that Phanatic's snout. It's via Nationals Enquirer.
* The Toronto Star ranks Stanley Cup playoff cities by their travel appeal. D.C. finishes second, behind Montreal:
Hockey's big O (Alex Ovechkin) and the big O in politics (Barack Obama) are the most recent monumental figures to call D.C. home. Rich with art and history, the U.S. capital is also loaded with fantastic dining options. The crab and artichoke dip at the Old Ebbitt Grill is just one plate that's worth the trip.
* This English-language column about what Tomas Plekanec did or didn't say makes me think he probably didn't say what he was said to have said. Here's one actual quote, in English, from a tape recorder:
Q: "Given your choice of the poison of Martin Brodeur, Ryan Miller or going at the Capitals, who could be vulnerable in goal, does this matchup actually work to your liking?"
A: "I think so. I think we can look at it that way, too. They didn't have a goalie that they didn't play their best during the year. I'm not saying they're bad, but it's going to be definitely a good matchup for us."
Just doesn't sound like someone who was looking for trouble. (Toronto Sun)
At times, especially recently, the crowds have been overwhelming. I hope our fans understand why we feel we need to do this to create a more focused work environment for our players. And please keep in mind that this is by no means a permanent move.
* Pat Sajak on the Caps, via NHL.com:
"Theodore in a way gets very little respect and deserves more. He hasn't lost a game (in regulation) since the 12th of January. That's a long time. He's had some games where he's been stronger than others, and he's said the same thing. If he's playing as well as he can, I'll be very comfortable with him there."
* A spiffy new Donovan McNabb Redskins tee, at Homer McFanboy.
* Another spiffy new Donovan McNabb Redskins tee, at First Cuts.
* A spiffy new Russ Grimm Hall of Fame tee, at Mister Irrelevant, sort of.
* Football Outsiders research "seems to indicate that McNabb's presence alone won't lift the Redskins into the playoff conversation. (Matt Mosely)
* The Examiner ran a taunting Nats headline on Opening Day. (D.C. Universe)
* In light of my post on the all-time records of the D.C. sports franchises, here are the records of all the D.C./Baltimore pro sports franchises since 1996, when D.C. United and the Ravens were born. The Redskins are still ahead of the Wizards. (Storming the Crease)
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