DMV: Natinals Explore Such Great Depths

DMV is a daily roundup of District-Maryland-Virginia (mostly) sporting links.

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Nats blow three straight ninth-inning leads, remake bullpen. Out: Saul Rivera, Will Ledezma, Steven Shell. In (pictured above, from L to R): Jason Bergmann, Kip Wells, Garrett Mock. This changes everything. [Nats Journal]

“Other than Bergmann, it’s mostly a lot of shuffling.” [NBC Washington]

Walter Johnson’s grandson pissed about Johnson’s statue. [Dick Heller]

Even the Nationals uniforms have become an embarrassment. [Uni Watch]

Elijah Dukes fined, benched and threatened for showing up five minutes late to a team meeting due to signing autographs for Little Leaguers. Also, this franchise has got to be fucking kidding me. [Big League Stew]

Nats sign Ryan Zimmerman to a five-year, $45 million deal. [WaPo]

Top Nats prospect Jordan Zimmermann makes his ML debut tonight. [WaPo]

And O’s prospect Brad Bergesen debuts tomorrow. [Camden Chat]

Koji hurls a good game; O’s lose third straight in Boston. [The Sun]

Haynesworth goes No. 8 in the universal mock draft. [Michael Silver]

Cooley’s pool rule: no speedos for African-Americans. [Chris Cooley]

Mssrs. Snyder, Cerrato, Zorn and Sanchez dining in D.C. [Skins Insider]

Portis on drafting Sanchez, etc.: “You couldn’t name any of our starting wide receivers the last five years except for Santana.” [Hogs Haven]

Rangers’ D and goaltending continue to stymie the Caps. [Puck Daddy]

Can the ’09 Caps imitate the ’06 Canes? [WaPo]

“Simeon Varlamov is the goalie of the future for the Capitals organization. By tapping him to start Game 2, Bruce Boudreau announced that that future is now. No point in living in the past on Monday night.” [Japers’ Rink]

With a healthy Gil, the Wiz would’ve won 46 games. [The Secret Weapon]

Hippies, myself included, invade National Mall for Earth Day fest. [NBC D.C.]

Today: O’s-Red Sox (11:05), Caps-Rangers (7), Braves-Nats (7:05)

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