While, Yes, I am at Spring Training this week, I’m in Arizona and not in sunny Florida with the Nationals, the spirit of Baseball is alive and well within me today. I’m rejoicing in the new stadium deal that cements the Nationals in Washington for years to come. I’m rejoicing in the impending announcement of new ownership for the Nationals, owners that don’t have vested interests in the other teams, or pinching pennies to an absurd level, and the return of a pocketbook for the team.
Spring Training hasn’t been injury free for the Nats as Jose Guillen looks like a giant question mark due to his wrist injury which is either season ending, or he’ll be out just a couple days. One of the starting five pitchers, Brian Lawrence who was part of the trade deal with San Diego, tore his labrum pretty good, so he’ll be questionable for some time to come, possibly out the better part of the 2006 season. At this pace, we’ll have a starting lineup composed of entirely AA players. But they’ll be OUR AA/Major League team…
The Stadium design, made by master stadium architects HOK, may be unveiled as soon as next week.
Of course, this doesn’t do anyone any good unless they start to win some games…right now? They’re 1 and 6 in Spring Training games. Get to it, boys.
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