April 09, 2008

Gratuitous Nats Posting


After starting out with an impressive 3-0, our beloved Nats have now lost the last 6 straight. Well, now. What are you going to do?

I castigated Our Maximum Leader the other day about misplaced pessimism using a few choice phrases from an author who, although I've personally always found loathesome, sometimes managed to hit the nail on the head. I quote here the reference at length:

THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but "to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER" and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.

It's a bit difficult for a Tory like me to quote all this, but never mind. Where that dog Paine yaps of Britain, substitute here the Marlins.

Bottom line? GO NATS!

Posted by Robert at April 9, 2008 10:08 PM | TrackBack

I am not a fair weather fan. I'm with them for the long haul. But dropping 6 in a row is tough for anyone. I've watched every game, and I just can't explain what is going on with them right now. Other than the fact that they aren't scoring runs and their pitching isn't all that great.

Posted by: The Maximum Leader at April 10, 2008 09:09 AM