Russert Will Be Missed

Sloan Baker

The Grounds Crew and Washington Nationals fans everywhere would like to extend their deepest sympathies to Tim Russert's family in its time of grief. We lost one of our biggest cheerleaders yesterday.

The memory of baseball's return to Washington is indelibly linked with that of Russert on Opening Day. While we were anxiously awaiting opening of Nationals Park, we were titillated with a video of Russert telling us just how impressed we would be.

Russert, left, and James Carville on Opening Day. (Roxanne Roberts -- The Post)

By the city, the team and its fans, you will be surely missed.

By Sloan Baker  |  June 14, 2008; 7:11 PM ET  | Category:  Sloan Baker
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Sad sad news. If it had to be one of them, why couldn't it have been Carville?

Posted by: (419+1)*0 | June 15, 2008 5:19 PM

419+1, Billy Joel once said Only the Good Die Young.

Posted by: sid bluntley | June 15, 2008 6:17 PM

Tim Russert was a giant of a man in television and in Washington - all that's good about this town -- and there's much more than it ever gets credit for -- was wrapped up in Tim Russert.

May God rest his soul in peace. May we always remember him and his example and his love for the great game of baseball.

It is nowhere more appropriate to play this most American of games in the Capital of the best country in the world. Tim Russert knew that, may millions of others learn it as well!

Posted by: steve | June 15, 2008 11:08 PM

The talking head elite have been rambling incessantly since Friday about how Tim Russert was a down to earth guy. Of course he was because he was from Buffalo, New York where most people are friendly and down to earth. Washingtonians could learn something from the good people of Buffalo. Tim will be missed. In honor of Tim, I would just like to say - Go Bills and go Sabres!

Posted by: El Rey | June 16, 2008 8:53 AM

His face makes him look like one of the characters in Genesis' "Land Of Confusion" video.

Posted by: Quack | June 16, 2008 6:33 PM

How dare you imply it's ok to choose one life over another. My guess is you aren't a good person (419+1)*0. You should be ashamed of yourself. My guess is Carville's family would be very upset such a comment was made and if you really were a Tim Russert "Fan," or just a decent human being, you'd know that isn't the type of thing he'd support or should be supported by anyone!!!

Posted by: Disgusted Person | June 17, 2008 3:28 PM

god bless you timmy!!
rest in peace..

Posted by: alliepie | June 18, 2008 5:46 PM

Its strange how when a well known journalist or commentator dies, the sense of loss that is felt. I felt the same way when Glenn Brenner died as well as Peter Jennings. Although we never met, we get some sense of their down to earth personality every time we see them on TV. It never ceases to surprise me that I (and I'm sure many others) have lost a friend who has died too young. How can someone be a friend if you've never met them? I guess vicariously we did meet him.... At Meet the Press, every Sunday.

My condolences to the Russert Family. He will be sorely missed indeed!

Posted by: CALSGR8 | June 19, 2008 11:25 PM

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