Off Day Thoughts; Nats Radio Deal Done
So first of all, for the record, I was indeed on my couch last night, but I was having a beer with my pizza, watching the Indians explode for seven runs in the fifth. Still have this feeling that if Wakefield keeps his glove off that ball back up the middle, Pedroia turns it into a double play, and the game is completely different.
Here's Sheinin's take on the Tribe. Talked to him today as he made his way to the (ridiculous middle of the series) off day ballpark events (clubhouse access, etc.), and he believes this series is headed back to Boston over the weekend. Boz was there as well, and he had a thought similar to mine.
The Rockies: Every time I try to digest what they've done, it becomes difficult to understand.
Nats news: You probably know this by now, but the Nationals have re-upped with Bonneville Corp. to put their games on 1500 AM/107.7 FM -- the former WTOP, the former Washington Post Radio, the current 3WT -- for the next three years.
The interesting part: The release makes no mention of the play-by-play team of Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler. It has always been assumed that they'll be back. But no announcement means no deal is done with them. They're not talking about it.
They also don't know who they're play-by-play man on TV will be, though Bob Carpenter is in the picture.
Does any of this concern you?
Other Nats stuff: The team has a diversity scouting development program, designed to draw more African Americans and other minority groups into a profession that is largely white. Today, one of the graduates from the recent seminar (held in Viera, Fla.) was named a scouting supervisor by the club. His name is Kerrick Jackson, and he'll serve as a scouting supervisor.
The club also hired away a scout from the Cardinals, Marteese Robinson, and made him an East Coast cross-checker, and promoted Jeff Zona, one of their pro scouts from last year, to special assignment scout, which will put him more in the mix on trade deadline and draft assignments.
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