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Baseball Equipment Drive through the weekend

Sorry for the late post, and the late reminder about the equipment drive. I'll get you any lineups and news in a bit, but for now, if you're headed out, grab that old glove you don't use any more for a good cause.

WHAT: The Washington Nationals will collect new or gently used baseball equipment, including but not limited to gloves, tees, baseballs, softballs, bats and youth helmets during their upcoming weekend series against the Chicago Cubs, April 25 through 27.

Collection will take place outside the Center Field Gate and the Left Field Gate when gates open and last through the fourth inning.

The equipment will be donated to the District of Columbia Department of Parks & Recreation, along with a $5000 grant from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund to purchase new equipment for D.C. Little League. An organization of five regional leagues within the District of Columbia , D.C. Little League provides District youth with the opportunity to play baseball and is supported by DPR and the Greater Washington Sports Alliance. The District of Columbia Department of Parks & Recreation provides quality urban recreation and leisure services to residents and visitors to the District of Columbia and supervises and maintains area parks, community and recreation centers, as well as coordinates a wide variety of recreation programs including sports leagues and youth development.

WHO: Washington Nationals
Baseball Tomorrow Fund
D.C. Little League
Greater Washington Sports Alliance
District of Columbia Department of Parks & Recreation

By Barry Svrluga  |  April 26, 2008; 3:27 PM ET
 
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This is the hardest part of a manager's job

Mitt, the big club wants to make some changes, and they're sending you down to Little League to work on your flexibility.
Shinguards and Chestie are going, too. I'm sorry to lose you, but you'll be able to help some kids maybe make it to the Show someday.

Posted by: MIB callups | April 26, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

I wish I had known about this sooner. :/


I'm planning to be out at the park early for the NJ Meet-up around noon. See you guys then!

Posted by: i hate walks | April 26, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

in an article about frank thomas and his early season woes, a list of other big boppers and how they're doing:

David Ortiz (.189, 4 HR, 20 RBIs), Ryan Howard (.176, 4, 9), Carlos Pena (.189, 6, 13), Jose Guillen (.181, 1, 9), Andruw Jones (.162, 1, 3), Paul Konerko (.203, 3, 16), Adam LaRoche (.149, 1, 4) and Jason Giambi (.161, 3, 7).

once again reminding us that april lies.

Posted by: 231 | April 26, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

231, im not at all surprised to see jose guillen on that list. i am so glad he is gone.

Posted by: natsinthevalley | April 26, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

In other former Nats news...

The Yanks sent Billy Traber down to AAA Scranton after 11 appearances and a 4.50 ERA.

The Rockies acquired Sean Smith from the Indians for the PTBNL in the move that sent Jamey Carroll to the Indians back in December.

Posted by: natsinthevalley | April 26, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

I'm there, too, tomorrow, IHW, with NJ posters and a WP poster on which I hope to get your autograph. Should be a beautiful day!

Posted by: flynnie | April 26, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

And, if as Bob L. quoting Tony "Juice, Anyone?" LaRussa that a team plays with the character of its catcher" an appreciation of "The Backstop." i.e. wide as he is tall.

Johnny P. Estrada, III...has 3 children (Alexis, Victoria and Johnny IV) with wife Jennifer...graduated from Roosevelt (CA) High...attended Fresno City College before graduating from College of the Sequoias (recreation degree)...in '04, established "Johnny Estrada No Drugs Foundation"...grew up in Northern California.

Posted by: flynnie | April 26, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

I went Wednesday, was there last night, going tomorrow and Thursday. God I love long homestands!

Great win last night.

Posted by: Section 111 (Formerly 223 @ RFK) | April 26, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

natsinthevalley, jose guillen is a notorious poor starter. he had a very bad april last year, a decent may/june, and then his OPS was over 800 or 900 for the rest of the season (it was 650 in april). so don't be surprised if he suddenly starts hitting in late may early june.

Posted by: 231 | April 26, 2008 4:47 PM | Report abuse

And don't be surprised when Jose gets in two clubhouse fights like in Seattle. 111, I was there on Thursday, but burn with envy that you witnessed Wil's alkoff and his Million Dollar Smile, which I hope to see tonight and tomorrow.

Posted by: flynnie | April 26, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

"once again reminding us that april lies."

Except when it doesn't. One or more of those guys may well be done. Jones, Guillen, Giambi anyone?

Posted by: Ray King's Gut Feeling | April 26, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Great - see you there!

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I'm planning to be out at the park early for the NJ Meet-up around noon. See you guys then!

Posted by: i hate walks | April 26, 2008 3:43 PM

I'm there, too, tomorrow, IHW, with NJ posters and a WP poster on which I hope to get your autograph. Should be a beautiful day!

Posted by: flynnie | April 26, 2008 4:18 PM

Posted by: natsfan1a | April 26, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Stop on by our get-together if you're there early, Sect. 111.

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I went Wednesday, was there last night, going tomorrow and Thursday. God I love long homestands!

Great win last night.

Posted by: Section 111 (Formerly 223 @ RFK) | April 26, 2008 4:23 PM

Posted by: natsfan1a | April 26, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

New post.

Posted by: natsfan1a | April 26, 2008 6:43 PM | Report abuse

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