April 17, 2009

Gratuitous Nats Posting - Sweet Smell of Victory Division


Congrats to the Nats for getting the monkey off their collective backs with authoritah last evening by defeating the Rat-Bastards Phillies by a score of 8 to 2.

That's right, boy-chick, we are now one and seven! I can smell that pennant from here!

I only caught the late innings of the game, but the meme that seemed to be floating around the MASN press box was that the sending of Lastings Milledge down to the minors jolted the rest of the team into sharper focus. I'm not sure I especially buy that - the Nats got about as many runs and hits last night as they have in most of their games so far. The difference is that this time we actually had some pitching.

Speaking of which, in the I-must-be-doing-something-right-as-a-dad category, when I mentioned the news of the Milledge demotion to the eldest Llama-ette the other day, she said, "What? Why?"

"I don't know, sweetie. They seemed to be upset about his hitting."

"Who cares about his hitting? Everyone is hitting! What about the way he played in the field on Monday? Are they serious?"

That's my gel.

(BTW, for those of you who missed it, I'm managing the gel's softball team this spring. Our first game is this afternoon. Wish us luck!)

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