"I now realize that there's no such thing as joking around when it comes to guns -- even if unloaded."
(Gilbert Arenas, via Washington Post, 12/5/2010)
With the storm surrounding Gilbert Arenas and his firearms collection blowing at gale force -- yet another jab at the fragile little collective ego of DC sports fans -- it turns out that the Arenas/Javaris Crittenton gunplay incident isn't the first time DC pro athletes have joked around with guns with teammates in recent months. A "source" sent us links to a couple of YouTube videos (shot last summer) allegedly showing National Adam Dunn being shot with a BB gun; first by himself (above), then by Ryan Zimmerman's little brother (below). The footage is extremely grainy, but our source tells us that the big guy in the hat holding the beer and playing the role of target is Dunn. Ryan Zimmerman supposedly held the camera, while his younger brother played the role of trigger man. Here's the second video:
Maybe Gilbert should've brought BB guns to Verizon to pull off his little joke on Crittenton?
Congratulations to Ben Goessling on his new gig as Nats beat guy at MASN. This is fantastic news for Nationals fans.
Next up, Zuckerman on the Nats beat at the Post?
How many days 'til pitchers and catchers report?