(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais. Eeeek! Welcome to NatsTown, where even the ballgirls Fail. Micah Hoffpauir shoves the ballgirl out of the way and dives into the stands to catch a Willie Harris foul pop in the third inning. Later, the ballgirl dove into the stands to avoid another foul pop in the area.)
Fire the Ballgirl! Fire Everybody!
"Players are playing hard. They're not accepting it. They're frustrated with the record, and they're anxious to turn it around. And we're gonna turn it around. ... I can tell you that. We will turn it around."
(Jim Riggleman, via Washington Times, 7/18/2009)
Cubs 3, Nationals 1: More Mannyball from Interim Jim's boys. They had Zambrano on the ropes early, but instead of delivering the knockout blow, they just blew.
Phew! There's nothing wrong with Zim's head, it's just his arm slot causing all those errors!
Mark Zuckerman recounts the Soriano deal that never happened. So you can thank Jimbo for Jordan Zimmermann. Go ahead, thank him.
Guzman's bunions. Maybe that's why he looks like he's dogging it?