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Lots of people at the Nats-Marlins game

This is what it looks like when the Marlins host a last-place team on the verge of September after a three hour rain delay. In other words: fun! Via Reader David.

In other Nats things I wanted to link to.

* TBD sports columnist David Aldridge has at the Nats:

I know Rizzo strongly believes in his plan to rebuild the organization from the top down, believes in his scouts, believes in the kids that are coming. But there's a gaping hole in that bridge to the young guns. Asking you to pay big league prices for sub-big league performance for a fourth straight season is unacceptable. The payroll is rising, slowly. But don't get it twisted. The Nats owe you, not the other way around.

* Ray Knight makes magic with his telestrator. (Nationals Enquirer)

* Amazing archived photos of Frank Robinson in honor of his 75th birthday. (Big League Stew)

* McKenna on Dibble: "For me, Dibble is (er, was?) one of the few reasons to tune into broadcasts of the milquetoasty, loserish team in the last two seasons. Everybody I know who doesn't type for a living and has an opinion of Rob Dibble is warm to his form. I'm warm to his form, too. I mean, he can throw a baseball 100 miles an hour! He likes pro wrestling and Pantera! What more could you want out of a color guy?" (Cheap Seats Daily)

* Shapiro on Dibble: "I knew Howard Cosell and Rob Dibble is certainly no Cosell, particularly on the intellect meter. But he has had a similar effect on many Nationals fans. Those who love him praise Dibble for his passion for the game and the team. Those who hate him wonder what sort of outrageous comment he might unload next. But they all tune in." (The Post)

By Dan Steinberg  |  August 31, 2010; 5:15 PM ET
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and by "they all" you mean all 59 of them? A winning team will get people to watch, not Rob Dibble

Posted by: rc2223 | August 31, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse


Why all of this cowering before Rob Dibble?

You read like one of Avigdor Lieberman's Puppies. Suck it up! Be a man.

You know that you can always call Dibble an anti-Semite, ask Mr. Foxman to make the bad man go away, or just call your mother and, for a price, of course, she'll have someone from the IDF or Mossad make Dibble disappear.

They, and she, have done it for others.

Posted by: MarkinJC | September 1, 2010 4:58 AM | Report abuse

I didn't know Rob Dibble liked Pantera. I think the guy even more now.

Posted by: Fitz157 | September 1, 2010 8:13 AM | Report abuse

I watch the Nats despite the fact that Dibble does color. Heck, I watched in spite of Ron Darling sleepwalking through games, so I'm watching the Nationals regardless of who announces them. I hate, however, listening and having to look at that fat, disgusting, unprofessional piece of white trash grunt and "woooo" through broadcasts.

Posted by: GeorgeTowner2 | September 1, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

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