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Lineups From Nats Park

Atlanta

McLouth - 8
Prado - 4
Jones - 5
McCann - 2
Escbar - 6
Anderson - 7
Diaz - 9
LaRoche - 3
Vazquez - 1

Washington

Harris - 7
Desmond - 6
Dunn - 3
Zimmerman - 5
Willingham - 9
Orr - 4
Bard - 2
Maxwell - 8
Lannan - 1

By Chico Harlan  |  September 25, 2009; 3:11 PM ET
 
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Comments

@dargregmag,

They don't call it HotLanta for nuthin? Too much road rage and traffic snarls or else they get all hot and steamy riding the Marta.

Posted by: periculum | September 25, 2009 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Ladies and Gentlemen, your Washington Nationals.

Just when one thought the front office was done making bonehead mistakes, they send me an e-mail this morning addressed to "Donna." This afternoon, I received this:

"September 25, 2009

Dear John,

This morning you received an email from nationals.com, which was distributed by MLB.com, about renewing your season tickets for the 2010 season. Unfortunately, the email contained an incorrect first name and I apologize to you and to the entire Nationals organization for our mistake. MLB.com's mistake in no way reflects on your value as a season ticket holder to the Washington Nationals Baseball Club nor should it reflect poorly on the Washington Nationals.

Sincerely,

Bob Bowman
CEO
MLB.com"

Posted by: Juan-John | September 25, 2009 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Nationals electronic mail distribution: FAIL

Posted by: PattyinSJ | September 25, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

My comment on this got newposted earlier, but I thought they had written off and sent me a "Dear John" letter. Maybe I got Juan-John's by mistake.

Posted by: NatsPark408Byrd306 | September 25, 2009 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Read the e-mail carefully. It was MLB.com that screwed up and put the wrong names on, not the Nationals. The CEO of MLB.com takes full responsibility for it.

Posted by: nunof1 | September 25, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

"Read the e-mail carefully. It was MLB.com that screwed up and put the wrong names on, not the Nationals. The CEO of MLB.com takes full responsibility for it.

Posted by: nunof1 | September 25, 2009"

Wondering if they are hiring? Sure looks like they could use some help with their systems? Oh well, its probably out-sourced to India ... ~smiles~

Posted by: periculum | September 25, 2009 4:44 PM | Report abuse

@goexpos2,

"Peri, you say you aren't old enough to know who Cliff is, but you know who Boris and Natasha are?"

I suppose I am old ... but not that old ... :)

Posted by: periculum | September 25, 2009 4:46 PM | Report abuse

The real kicker is that Bob Bowman's name is actually Donna.

Or maybe Juan-Donna. I always forget.

Posted by: Scooter_ | September 25, 2009 4:46 PM | Report abuse

On the STH mailing today (sorry, I missed the post earlier in the day so this is off topic) -- it was definitely confusing, but my team rep clarified it. The Nats are offering STH's who sign up by Dec. 4 (that includes those who choose to pay through the installment plan), a very generous bonus -- the ability to get a substantial number of free additional tickets, and not just in your own price range. You get points depending on the number of games and seats you have. If you have two seats for a full season, for example, you will get enough points to get 10 tickets behind the dugout or 5 Diamond Club tickets or 20 tickets in the mezzanine level. About 10 games will be blacked out -- probably the Cubs, Os, some Saturday nights etc. If you have four seats for the full season, you can reserve a suite for a night. Not a bad thing to do for those of us who have season tickets and can't take advantage of Fan Appreciation Month discounts.

Also, if you re-up by Oct. 15, they will give you $100 to spend at Nats Park on food or gear.

Posted by: Section222 | September 25, 2009 5:04 PM | Report abuse

> Oh well, its probably out-sourced to India

Don't laugh. It very well likely is.

Posted by: nunof1 | September 25, 2009 5:04 PM | Report abuse

China is the new India. Russia is the new China. US will soon be the new Russia - circle of life....

Posted by: goexpos2 | September 25, 2009 5:08 PM | Report abuse

"Oh well, its probably out-sourced to India
Don't laugh. It very well likely is.
Posted by: nunof1 | September 25, 2009"

I'm not ... because I end up fixing things when they have no clue. Which can happen fairly frequently.

Posted by: periculum | September 25, 2009 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Sect222, 5:04--thanks for the info. I haven't seen the e-mail yet (it's on a home acct) but that really sounds like a great deal.

Posted by: Section109 | September 25, 2009 5:43 PM | Report abuse

There was some back-and-forth on prior strings today about possible 2010 Starting fives; Here's my current view...

IF Rizzo can get a bona-fide #1 via trade or FA signing, AND they re-sign Livan, then you could have
#1) New guy,
#2) Lannan,
#3) Livan,
#4) Stammen, Olsen, or Martis,
#5) whoever isn't at #4, plus Martin, Mock, Balester, or Detwiler in the mix.

My "gut" feeling as of 9/25/09 is that some of the players in the #4 & 5 slots will get bundled into trades for a catcher, a middle infielder, or relief pitching, and that Strasburg will start 2010 in the minors. Late October & early November will hopefully bring some clarity.

Posted by: BinM | September 25, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

To go back to earlier...come on now with the JD Martin talk...If you really think he should be in a major league rotation, you need your baseball IQ checked. Before you start drinking the Bob Carpenter kool-aid for the guy...can you really think of another rotation in the NL East he would be in? Or MLB for that matter? When you start talking yourself into some of our players as "good" and even "composed" as they are giving up seeds the whole game...just cause they look good when compared to the other awful pitchers on our staff...start comparing them to the competition. There might be 5 players on our roster who would be able to contribute to a winning club. And that's generous. I want this team to be as good as anyone...but unless they bring some people in, we are a loooooong way away from competing for the playoffs.

Posted by: TheycallmeThriiiiiiilledge | September 25, 2009 6:36 PM | Report abuse

@Thriiiiiiilledge: "There might be 5 players on our roster who would be able to contribute to a winning club. And that's generous."

Methinks you are overly critical in this regard, but you are entitled to your opinion. I personally think there are at least 12 players on the current roster that could be part of a future winner with WSH - Flores, Dunn, RZim, Desmond, Willingham, Dukes, Morgan, A.Gonzalez, Lannan, JZimm, Strasburg, & Burnett. They may not all be starters, but they would contribute to a winning season.

Posted by: BinM | September 25, 2009 7:09 PM | Report abuse

"Make a hole, make it deep".

Posted by: BinM | September 25, 2009 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Good point by Bob Dibble about how we have a different defensive alignment out there every game! Lannan had to get 6 outs in one inning!

Posted by: poncedeleroy | September 25, 2009 7:20 PM | Report abuse

That inning was more like the Lannan we've come to expect. The 1st inning was an abberation, something to be quickly forgotten.

Posted by: BinM | September 25, 2009 7:36 PM | Report abuse

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