"I apologize to the organization and the fans. I'm a better baseball player than I played."
(Paul Lo Duca, via Washington Times, 8/1/2008)
"To get released and leave everybody, it's not good. But I understand the business and everything. They just signed a couple young guys that deserve a chance just like I did when I went up. I don't have nothing bad to say. I wish those guys the best."
(Felipe Lopez, via Washington Post, 8/1/2008)
Unfortunately, neither PLoD nor FLop had anything bad to say about the organization in the papers this morning. No inflammatory quotes. Nothing. Actually, both of them came across as (dare we say it?)...classy. Good luck.
Guess we're a little surprised, though, that Lo Duca wasn't kept around for another few weeks in hopes of making a waiver-wire deal with somebody before Aug. 31. But, now, here's a reason to tune in: Emilio Bonifacio, Elijah Dukes and Alberto Gonzalez will be here today.
As a public service to Lo Duca, Lopez, and Estrada, here's a link to a list of current job opportunities with the Nationals. The Nationals are still hiring Elevator Operators and Security Guards.
(AP Photo by Kyle Ericson)