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John Lannan optioned to Harrisburg (Updated)

From Adam Kilgore at Nationals Park:

The Nationals have announced that left-handed pitcher John Lannan has been optioned to Class AA Harrisburg. Joel Peralta has been recalled from AAA Syracuse and is available to pitch tonight.

4:43: The Nationals chose to send Lannan, their opening day starter the past two seasons, to Harrisburg instead of Syracuse because Lannan has a history with Harrisburg pitching coach Randy Tomlin. In his past three starts, Lannan is 0-3 with a 10.38 ERA while allowing 38 base runners in 13 innings.

With Peralta on the roster, the Nationals will use an eight-man bullpen until July 2, the first day the Nationals, because of off days, will require a fifth starter.

In an unrelated move, the Nationals reinstated Ross Detwiler from the 60-day disabled list and optioned him to Harrisburg while placing Garrett Mock on the 60-day disabled list.

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Comments

i thought we had a lot of leash with john?

Rizzo and Riggs not on the same page, clearly.

Posted by: Imjustlikemusiq | June 21, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

He probably has some sort of arm problem. Once again, the Nats have started a young pitcher on the road to ruin.

Posted by: bubbad | June 21, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Good job Rizzo, finally a smart decision.

And Peralta can stick and eventually we can dump the weakest bullpen arm.

Posted by: GoNatsTerps | June 21, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Might be one way to keep Riggs from playing guys who shouldn't be playing; Nyjer, Willie, don't get comfortable.

Posted by: swanni | June 21, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

There must be something really wrong if he was sent to AA. Who is the new starter since Joel Peralta?

Posted by: hansenjo | June 21, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Wow...
Does that mean Miggy or T Walker gets moved into the rotation?? The bullpen hasn't been too tired of late, so I don't think another move will be made for a starter to be brought up in 4 days...

Posted by: -CN- | June 21, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

If he had an arm problem, he would be DL

Posted by: swanni | June 21, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Finally some accountability on the Nats - you stinky you no play - I like it!

Posted by: Shiba-fussa | June 21, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Detwiler will pitch in Lannan's next start. They can do some skipping in the meantime.

Posted by: GoNatsTerps | June 21, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

The guy doesn't have major league stuff when he has to throw strikes. Pretty simple. He's a AAAA pitcher. Good luck to him.

Posted by: Brue | June 21, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, there seem to be some communication issues there what with the long leash remarks yesterday and all.

Although it's been painful to watch him of late, I really feel for Lannan. He regularly took the ball and soldiered on through some of our worst times. Hope that he is not injured, and that he, the coaches, or (worst case?) the docs will be able to figure things out in Harrisburg.

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | June 21, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

@Nats/Terps,
Good point, there's an off day on Thursday, so that could give Detwiler a couple more starts in before this team needs a 5th starter...

Posted by: -CN- | June 21, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Well, I guess it was deserved. Good luck, John, I hope you figure out what's wrong.

Posted by: trezmartin | June 21, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

I can only hope that this means we won't have to see that "John Lannan's Best Friend" commercial on MASN again!

Posted by: brewer1 | June 21, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

IMO he was hurt and was given every opportunity to say so. When he continued to deny it they did the only thing they could do in order to maintain some credibility. If I'm right, I hope it helps put an end to this "tough it out while hurting the team" act.

Posted by: sjt1455 | June 21, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Wow, surprising. It's not a punishment, though. Sending him to AA instead of AAA says he's there for the equivalent of a rehab assignment. They must want him to work on the arm angle thing that McCatty thought was causing his sinker not to sink.

With the off day this Thursday, they won't really need a fifth starter until the 29th. GoNatsTerps may be right. That could be Detwiler's return date.

Posted by: baltova1 | June 21, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Chico and Stammen are also options for next Tuesday. Detwiler and Stammen are set up to pitch this Wednesday and then on Monday, so adding a day would not be a problem. Ross is still being stretched out, so I doubt it will be him on the 29th. Matt Chico is lined up for next Tuesday, having pitched last Saturday.

The intensity level is certainly going to be amp'ed up in the minors with a rotation spot up for grabs.

Posted by: sec307 | June 21, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Ok, so we get rid of our only Lefty starter and call up a reliver. The only two other starters that are lefty's currently on the 40 man are Aaron Thompson and Matt Chico. So, that means we have to get rid of another player to have a starting Lefty???? I would love to see Thompson, but the Nats love pitching BP to the league so Chico your next.

Posted by: hansenjo | June 21, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Detwiler's not on the 40 man roster

Posted by: hansenjo | June 21, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Hey Gang-I'm waiting, Commish...please, are you gonna leave the Nats in DC this time? And what about Cliff Lee?
On a more sober note.....yea 1a-John was a gritty, good story when there was little of either the past few years. So I hope he rediscovers whatever it was that made him a success. Just had an update on MASN from Johnny and the guy with the head like a beach ball... where's the Silver Fox?(Okay-that was uncalled for-especially because Phil not only knows his stuff but he's a link to the seNators...plus the sunday 4-6 show on the Wfan).
Can't wait to hear what Holiday and 'Ole Big Head have to say about this...Carp and Drivel, too!(We kid-or berate,etc,-because we love, gang.OK?)
Go Nats!!!

Posted by: zendo | June 21, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

What up with Mock other than he's a horrible pitcher?

Posted by: hansenjo | June 21, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Wow, I do not disagree with this move at all... and I hope it is Detwiler that gets the call... I can't forsee the results with Detwiler, but he automatically would have the 2nd best stuff in our rotation (not that this is saying much)...

But, what is going on, just yesterday Riggleman said this:

"I believe in John," Manager Jim Riggleman said. "John's been too good for us to let a few starts detour us too much, you know? We've got a lot of leash there with John."

And then less then 24 hours later he is demoted? Again, I AGREE with the move... but, that kind of seems like double talk now... I mean, I guess he could still believe in John, and believe that a stint in the minors will help him work his issues out (I sincerely hope they do! You can't NOT like John Lannan, even if you don't want to see him pitch in the majors right now)... but the comment about having a lot of leash with him would have indicated to me that he was going to get at least one more start against Baltimore this weekend before a move was made...

Oh well, I'm glad the team is taking itself seriously enough to make this kind of tough roster move...

Posted by: Ghost7 | June 21, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

No! We wanted Josh Wilkie!

Posted by: VelocityAtrocity | June 21, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

@hansenjo
Detwiler's on the 40-man roster NOW. Kilgore just updated this post and this team just reinstated Detwiler and moved Mock to the 60-day DL...

Posted by: -CN- | June 21, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

OK, if this is all about competition and accountability (and not an injury because Lannan said recently that his arm was fine), then Morgan is the next to go. After that someone representing Nats management says clearly that they are working on next year and improving the team and organization in the medium and long run. I think that is OK. It makes sense. We're still better than we were last year (or the year before). Keep going by growing and grooming players. And that means no major push at the trade deadline. A new outfielder (e.g., Crawford) or an aging pitcher (i.e., Oswalt) are "patches" who won't make things better in the long run.

Posted by: fpcsteve | June 21, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

is there any MLB rule that says the Nats can't just put a pitching machine out there? I see guys flying out and hitting cheap grounders in batting practice, and then crushing the ball in the game against Nats pitching

think of the savings if the Lerners only had to pay Strasburg and the machine, something Uncle Ted and Mini Me might want to look into

Posted by: TGT11 | June 21, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

This surprises the heck out of me personally, but I can't say I disagree with it. I hope he regains the form he had over the past two seasons.

Rizzo's crew has a shorter leash for sure. I've been arguing in other places for Morgan to keep his spot and play out of his funk. He'd better play out of it soon though. This is as good a sign as any so far of the change in management's mindset. I think the terrible play has gone on long enough, and this might not be the last move.

Posted by: autobits | June 21, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

What took em so long...at least they got the level AA....right.....

NEVER liked him, NEVER will....Now how can we get rid of Riggle the Robot? and make an $$$$ he can't refuse to Davey Johnson......

Posted by: FletcherChristian1 | June 21, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Anyone feeling like the Lannan demotion is a big mistake, needs a dose of baseball reality. This is what happens. Look at his numbers. End of story.

This isn’t about whether or not I feel for the guy (I do) or whether or not he’s been “loyal” to the club. It’s about doing the job they pay you to do. He’ll be fine.

Oh – there was a pitcher that got sent down a few years ago to work out the kinks. His name? Cliff Lee.

Posted by: gonatsgo1 | June 21, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Hey Gang-OK...I've tried to inject a bit of humor...now for some recycled bellyaching. MASN right now?-radio show...talking about BASEBALL!
On our 2 sports radio stations? Well, on WFAN it's the 4-Skins-what else. But on WTEM-it's the World Cup! Now, I happen to be a "football" fan, OK? In fact, outside of Cricket (and the WNBA-sorry, ladies0, if it's sports I'm into it. but come ON-this is pretty big stuff.....at least I have you folks.
Another whinge (see? An English term-told you I like "football"!)....I can't seem to post on the Insider....
And recently, Lannan was giving big props to Randy St. Claire...nothing against McCatty but I seem to recall Drivel singing his praises as a guy who would get our pitchers to "just throw strikes" and "stop nibbling". Seems like, collectively, that's the one thing this staff doesn't DO.
Like the gradual decline of pitchers who seemed to benefit from Dave Duncans' tutelage (Marquis, Suppan, Weaver) maybe John could check in with Randy- I've read of other players calling up old mentors/coaches now with other teams for help. Who knows?
Go Nats!!!

Posted by: zendo | June 21, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Never mind Morgan & Harris not getting comfortable, what's Riggleman thinking? It can't be good for Riggs or the team to have the manager's credibility directly and almost immediately countermanded. Wonder how he spins this on the pre-game show with Dave on 1500 this evening...

Posted by: NATurallyYours | June 21, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

1 bum down, .....now when do they dump

* -Harris, the current posterboy for hopelessness
* -Riggle the Retread, Losing is all he knows.

and then ,

* get a legit back up Catcher;
* get Morse in the line up for more AB's;
* make Davey Johnson an $$$offer.... he CAN'T refuse;
* sign Harper and get him in minor league uniform now...not later.

Posted by: FletcherChristian1 | June 21, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Can we please give a rest to the "Hire Davey Johnson" stuff? I think Boswell has effectively killed this rumor. Johnson's 67 years old, hasn't managed in the big leagues in 10 years and has health problems in recent years. The only current manager older than that is Joe Torre. He's not going to manage again.

Posted by: baltova1 | June 21, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

And calling Lannan a bum is uncalled for. He may not have the greatest talent in the game but he gave the Nats a lot of great outings in the last two years and would have been a double figure winner with a contending team. No need to kick the guy when's down.

Posted by: baltova1 | June 21, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Amen, baltova1. But is Lasorda itching to get back in the dugout?

Posted by: NATurallyYours | June 21, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

1 bum down, .....now when do they dump

* -Harris, the current posterboy for hopelessness
* -Riggle the Retread, Losing is all he knows.

and then ,

* get a legit back up Catcher;
* get Morse in the line up for more AB's;
* make Davey Johnson an $$$offer.... he CAN'T refuse;
* sign Harper and get him in minor league uniform now...not later.

Posted by: FletcherChristian1 | June 21, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Please don't ever post here again. You don't know the first thing about baseball. Seriously. John Lannan a bum? Wow, just wow.

Posted by: Barno1 | June 21, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Forget Lasorda. Let's go for Earl Weaver. He taught Davey Johnson everything he knows and he's only 79...

Posted by: baltova1 | June 21, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

BRUE..said it right. he doesn't have a major league arm...one poster stated that they thought Lanham had a long leash but was sent too early...guess they haven't been watching his performances...he has no fast pitch to keep batters off balance and his low ball wasn't staying low....

Nice guy but not major league caliber until he can develop another pitch...

Posted by: pentagon40 | June 21, 2010 5:45 PM | Report abuse

I was at Lannan's five double-play game against the Mets last year, with an old out-of-town college buddy. First inning, I pointed to the right field bleachers when Dunn came up and told him, "watch that spot."

Dunn hit a two-run shot into the right field bleachers. I wish I was as smart every day as I was that one. Hell, I wish I was as smart every seventeenth Tuesday as I was that day.

Lannan was like a machine that day; the Mets were pounding nice big bouncers to short all afternoon.

That may have been the last game I attended that the Nats won.

Hurry back, John!

Posted by: gilbertbp | June 21, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

I still wonder what the NATS record is when the starting pitcher throws a ball on the first pitch. 75% of the time, that pitcher is a loser. Just check it out. As far is Lannan is concerned, he should have been gone a long time ago. Riggleman is prone to standby losers far too long, and so is upper management. There must be some hitters in the minors who are better than what we have currently. Poster child stike out or dp Zim needs a long rest. Stupid base running needs to be punished. Stupid errors need to be punished. Riggleman needs to talk to the pre/post game and the regular game commentators who really do have some good ideas.

Posted by: crimsonmac | June 21, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

So now we're benching Zimmerman? Lord...

Posted by: baltova1 | June 21, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Sending Lannan down to right what's wrong is the correct decision. As far as Zim, he will be fine. He's in a slump. That happens. However Morgan is a different situation. His decision making, both offensively and defensively and on the base paths are questionable at best. That's different. He almost doesn't seem to understand the game. A change there really needs to be considered. That's not a slump. That's not something you work your way out of. He's really not a major league center fielder. Try Bernadina in center, Morse in right. If that doesn't work, go out and get someone.

Posted by: skins_fan_22 | June 21, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

zendo, I had that problem at one point as well. It might be the case that a setting in your browser or your firewall is causing the posting problem. One or the other could be blocking images/popups or you might be missing a plug-in that the Insider site uses. You might try using a different browser or tweaking the settings in your existing one. You could also try restoring your browser to the default settings. Good luck! (And I like "whinge," too.)

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Another whinge (see? An English term-told you I like "football"!)....I can't seem to post on the Insider....

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | June 21, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

"Seems like, collectively, that's the one thing this staff doesn't DO."

Zendo, Same fool from the RI blog. Dude JD Martin: 1 walk against 19 K's. That's better than Jesus, and he is far-and-away better than last year when he was the Syracuse Chief's ace starter. Hernandez, Strasburg, and Martin have all walked less than they have struck out. That means ***STRIKES ARE THROWN***. Even Stammen had a very good record in this regard. As well as Olsen? Atilano is dead even with the same
number of walks as strikeouts? Okay?

Zendo what you been smokin'? Calling out McCatty over St. Claire?

The guys who weren't doing this were Marquis, Mock, and Lannan. Where are they now?

IN the bullpen, except for Batista this has been the case as well. I'm still not sure why a "rubber arm" that can't throw strikes is valuable? This is why Bruney and Bergmann are gone.

If you want to complain about locating pitches ... or poor fielding like last year you might have a point. But the overall pitching in terms of just throwing strikes has improved significantly.

However, locating pitches, getting guys to ground out instead of hit line drives, or homers has been a bit problematic. Except for Strasburg none are power pitchers so ... what do you expect?
There is 1 top of the rotation starter and 4 #5 starters. That usually won't work for very long.

Posted by: periculum | June 21, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Statistically, to win ball games for Riggleman, they need to get Morgan going. He has to be an OBP machine as he was last year when he was first acquired from the Pirates. The stats actually show how this could lead to a division title.

Getting Harris going makes absolutely no sense at all and leads only to more frustration and losing. He is not going to play second base over Guzman, Kennedy, and Gonzalez. That would be a ridiculous move on Riggleman's part. He probably would do it except that he partial to Guzman.

In the outfield Harris is completely unnecessary. As a pinch hitter he has at time been effective but that .150's BA indicates something is wrong.

When Morgan gets on he can make things happen. He can distract pitchers, when he plays smart he can create a lot of runs for this team. Harris cannot, and never could.

Posted by: periculum | June 21, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

"Detwiler's not on the 40 man roster"

Ahmm, yes he is. You aren't paying attention hansenjo.

Posted by: periculum | June 21, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Whatever it tales to get Lannan back we need to do because he's useless to us right now. Even if his days as a starter are over - if - then maybe he can be turned into a useful bullpen arm; if not, join Mr Patterson on the first tee.

Posted by: SCNatsFan | June 21, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Zendo,

I too noticed the post blaming the negative posters for running the previous two Washington franchises out of town and was somewhat disappointed not to be named alongside Meridian and comish4life. With all due respect to those two, I'm willing to put my record of undermining baseball in Washington for seven decades up against anyone's.
Looking back, I fondly recall bringing my pre-adolescent cynicism and vitriol with me to the beer garden seats that Mr. Penn, our CYO baseball coach, scored for us at old Griffith Stadium. I'm sure that my snide comments turned at least a few of my teammates into lifelong Senators/Nationals haters.
I'm especially proud of my three years working as an usher at RFK for the expansion Senators (1969-1971). You might be surprised--or perhaps not--how many ways there are for an aggressive, obnoxious usher to ruin the fan experience at a ballgame.

I thought my work was done in September 1971--can you imagine how I and my "comrades" celebrated during that final game at RFK?--but I've been blessed to have been given a third chance, a chance to sour a whole new generation on baseball in Washington. And I thank God that I have lived long to use modern technology such as the Internet to spew my filthy,un-American, anti-Nationals propaganda far and wide!

Posted by: CapPeterson1 | June 21, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

I have to state once again how ridiculous some on here are stating that Lannan needs to be released because he's stinking up the joint, or that he has never been that good, or how he'd never be on the roster of a playoff-caliber team. It's just sad to read how little you seem to actually know about baseball.

Lannan put up solid (not great) numbers his first three years in the majors. Does he have HOF-type stuff? No. Of course not. But he does have the type of stuff that can keep him around for many, many years as a decent staring pitcher in the majors for all clubs. Remember, he's only like 25-26 years old and he's still learning how to pitch! Most people don't go from 70+ starts pitching well to totally losing it in 10 starts or so ... especially if he's been shelved once due to injury. Yes, he should either be placed on the DL or even sent down to work out his mechanics. But releasing him?! C'mon!

Check out Lannan's numbers his first three seasons against that of another starter's (and in some eyes a potential HOF pitcher) ... Lannan's numbers first / other pitcher's after:


GS: 70 / 72
W-L: 20-30 / 23-29
ERA: 3.91 / 4.29
IP: 423 / 431.2
H: 418 / 428
BB: 157 / 136
SO: 216 / 194
WHiP: 1.36 / 1.31
H/9: 8.9 / 8.9
HR/9: 1.0 / 0.8
BB/9: 3.3 / 2.8
SO/9: 4.6 / 4.0
SO/BB: 1.38 / 1.43
ERA+: 109 / 87

The other pitcher started his career with practically identical numbers as Lannan's beginning. He was no strikeout pitcher, but managed to end his career with over 300 victories. He won 2 Cy Young's and came in second two other times. His name was Tom Glavine.

Posted by: erocks33 | June 21, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

So Lannan goes to AA to try & sort things out - A good move by Rizzo, imo. I don't think it's going to weigh against Riggleman's statement from yesterday regarding the "long leash"; What else was he going to say in that spot? Sure, Riggleman could have pulled a JimBow/Cordero & tossed Lannan under the bus, but that would have done no-one any good.

Regarding the callup of Peralta - This guy is a 'poster-boy' for 4-A pitchers; Too good for AAA, not good enough to stick at the ML level. I'd rather have seen a relative youngster like Wilkie, and let SYR keep their 34-y.o. "closer".

Posted by: BinM | June 21, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Periculum,

What did Morgan do when he got on first with no out in the 8th inning yesterday? Nothing. If he can't--or Rigs doesn't allow him to--steal a base in that situation (2nd string catcher, etc.) he's no more valuable in that leadoff spot than anybody else, and a lot less valuable, based on OBP, than Bernadina, e.g.

Posted by: CapPeterson1 | June 21, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

This is not about liking or not liking some of our beloved Nat's but you gotta produce and giving a player not getting it done a "leash" just ain't gonna cut it Riggs eventually will end up putting himself in the cross hairs of upper management if he keeps up that type of thinking, look i love Willie Harris but he is "dead and stinky" "can't hit a beach ball" as my dad used to say.John Lannan was good last season but he's not throwing strikes and when he does he's getting killed, after two seasons of 100 plus loses i've had it, get me players who can win i think we all deserve that.

Posted by: dargregmag | June 21, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

It's a very long leash. Best part of 70 miles, I think.
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i thought we had a lot of leash with john?

Rizzo and Riggs not on the same page, clearly.

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Posted by: Sec3mysofa | June 21, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Hey Gang-DANG, Cap....I'm speechless! I can't believe you even let us get another team!Yea, caring about your team is not encouraged (unless it's along the lines you're instructed to!) and Passion? Show him the door! Ha!You remind me of my best pals dad growing up-coached little league, played for Woodies-LOVED the Senators (and baseball). Those of us who express frustration...well, this really is "baseball country". And there is a HUGE number of fans-in-waiting. Just seems like the organization doesn't have the same ardor as we do at times. But I have faith...and more importantly, good or bad, we have a TEAM!
On another note...no, Peri,,,I ain't smoking anything but Newports!And to think I was bemoaning the fact that I haven't seen your "byline" over here of late. Be careful what you wish for, huh?...now where is JayB!!?? Happy to see you back in the mix, though...not sure what RI is...but my point was basically the same as yours...no matter who the coach, we don't have guys with strike out stuff, by and large. So our collection of 5/6 starters...the envy of the NL!And I think Randy got a raw deal.
Where's Leo Mazzone? He worked wonders fer the O's, huh?(believe he's back in Atl.)
Game Time!I look forward to a Nats win (and your next blast, Peri!)
Go Nats!!!

Posted by: zendo | June 21, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

Davy Johnson's 67? Man, that makes me feel old. I remember when he broke into baseball (OK, I _am_ old).

Posted by: gbooksdc | June 21, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Great stuff erocks...

Definitely the right move to send him down, but let's not give up on the guy.

Posted by: OldNumber3 | June 21, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Sure, we all love John and all know he hasn't been performing so off he goes. Right call.

Now, please to me, in this newfound age of accountability why Morgan is still in DC while Bernadina and Morse take turns. Let Morgan figure it out in Syracuse and start the other two every day with Harris mixed in for rest. That needs to happen soon.

Posted by: Avar | June 21, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Hey Gang-And jeez, Meridian...I was Defending you!...That was a tongue in cheek reply to s poster who held you and a few others responsible for the area losing the prior two teams for being....passionate? Opinionated? Critical of the team?.Guess you missed the previous exchange. For the record-I don't hold you responsible. I see lots of merit in yer points (tend to agree, if not so strenuously).And hallucinate? At 53, I keep waiting for one of those fabled "flashbacks" they warned us about (could never figure out how that could be BAD!) but 30+ years later I'm STILL waiting..well, lets hope we don't have to wait that long for the Nats, huh!
Keep it ALL up, Gang!!
Go Nats!!!

Posted by: zendo | June 21, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Ahem. Windge is Irish.

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Another whinge (see? An English term-told you I like "football"!)....I can't seem to post on the Insider....

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | June 21, 2010 6:10 PM

Posted by: Sec3mysofa | June 21, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Hey Gang-just to smooth ruffled feathers....since the poster had said all you "negative" types were responsible for the last two teams leaving, Meridian....I was pleading with you folks (See Commish, cap...probably dove, peri...anyone who thinks there is room for improvement!) to keep the team here (given all that power!)I promise I'll be good! Also asked for Cliff Lee...Adam Hill....etc...!!
Go Nats!!!

Posted by: zendo | June 21, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Ahem. That quote was from Zendo, not me. ;-)

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Ahem. Windge is Irish.

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Another whinge (see? An English term-told you I like "football"!)....I can't seem to post on the Insider....

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