According to sources with no knowledge of the situation, the Washington Nationals will celebrate the end of baseball at RFK Stadium by giving away t-shirts and serving free beer to every man, woman, and child entering Sunday's 2007 home finale against the Phillies. Nationals President Stan Kasten reportedly told an unnamed source: "Borrowing a page from our 'Paint the town Red' promotion last summer, we're rolling out the proverbial red carpet to our loyal fans: and that red carpet is beer. We want our ballpark full, and we want our fans drunk to distract them as much as possible as we say goodbye to this hellhole of a stadium. See you in 2008!" Ted Lerner unavailable for comment.
Meanwhile...a couple of things we missed the last few days while we were out...
- Surgery scheduled for Hill. Sure it's his non-throwing shoulder, but it makes me nervous.
- This late in the season, what's the point?
- Thomas Boswell takes a trip down memory lane.
- In yesterday's papers, Kasten didn't exactly give a ringing endorsement to upgrading the 2008+beyond NAAAts through free agency: "Signing free agents prematurely moves you further away from your goal, not closer...We want to add players to this team next year. Perhaps it's free agency, but more likely, I think it would be through trades, either with veterans on the major league level or with prospects. We are not averse to trading prospects." (via Washington Post)
- Or, alternatively, the StanSpeakTM version, via Capitol Punishment.
- Bob Carpenter: out. We had no problems
- Get well soon, Big Pattsy.
- Did we miss anything?