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‘Zim be nimble, Zim be quick’
courtesy of ‘philliefan99’

Record: 56-75 (Last in the NL East)
Last Two Weeks: 5-8

The impossible-to-miss, off-field story involves none other than his Royal Strasburg. Late last week, the team announced that a tear in Strasburg’s pitching elbow will require reconstructive surgery of the Tommy John type. The Nats enter the last month of the season looking towards next year, but it is also safe to say that many already think even next season could be a lost cause. Still, in the “looking forward” department, there is still at least one bright spot: Bryce Harper was on the scene at Nationals Park, putting on a Nats jersey and launching bombs during batting practice.

On the field, things have been up and down. Last week, the Nationals got swept at home by the lowly Cubs, but managed to take three out of four from a Cardinals squad that is very much in contention in the Central to conclude the homestand. For a team that’s been fairly lifeless in the past month, maybe the Strasburg news is a reminder that no one man makes a club. In the next two weeks, the Nats will play the majority of their games against NL East rivals, save one trip to Pittsburgh next weekend.

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I offer this Red Bull to Testudo, Exam God

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‘testudo with exam offerings’
courtesy of ‘staceyviera’

I came across this photo in the We Love DC Flickr Pool, and I have to say, I love it. What at first glance may seem like trash around a turtle statue is actually, according to photog staceyviera, humble offerings to Testudo for good exam grades. UMD students took exams last week, so hopefully the good grades will start rolling in soon! Good luck, guys– I hope Testudo is on your side.