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DMV: Cal Ripken, Nats Manager Is Your D.C. Sports Topic Du Jour

Cal Ripken sounds interested in the Nats job. This guy is thrilled. [Bog]

Boz says that’s great, but Cal’s going to have to earn it. [Thomas Boswell]

Dusty Baker is interested in managing the Nats. Hey, so am I! [Nats Journal]

Alfred Morris’ 2013 production is up, but his carries are down. [John Keim]

Read Dan Snyder’s open letter to fans defending the team slur. [WaPo]

Then read the skewering of Dan Snyder’s open letter to fans. [Deadspin]

Dan Snyder’s new PR henchman says he’ll never say never again. [Bog]

Chin up, Skins fans: “Redskins” isn’t as racist as “Chief Wahoo.” [TNR]

Wiz-Nets preseason game was shown across U.S., except D.C. [City Desk]

Terps fall in ACC rankings. Happens when you lose 63-0. [Testudo Times]

D.C. sports fan and digital media guy that's been doing this since 2004. Once threw a football further than Chris Cooley.



  1. WFY

    October 10, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    I’m still trying to sort out whether the “Ripken to manage Nats” is real, DC Orioles fanboy dreaming or just clickbait.

  2. Jamie Mottram

    October 10, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    I’m still considering Randy Knorr and Matt Williams the frontrunners. The Cal thing is interesting, though, especially w/ regard to how Nats and O’s fans would respond to it.

  3. deepvalue

    October 10, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Snyder could make his pr jobs sound like more than just excuses if he did a few things. Start giving a million dollars per year, or more if he already gives some, to Native American charities per year. Create a monument park inside FedEx field with artifacts and displays that truly honor Native American heritage. Change the name to Warriors or something similar, but keep a logo that maintains the link to Native Americans. Explain that the name Warriors better represents Native Americans as well as warriors from other areas including our nation’s military. But, all those actions would be so unlike him.

  4. Skins Trance

    October 10, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    As I was reading Snyder’s letter I thought of an idea. Why not have like FS1 or ESPN or even a legit news station hold a nationally televised debate. Let that debate, get this, be between NATIVE AMERICANS. This way we can truly analyze the argument, points and counterpoints, instead of theorizing or putting words in the mouths of those that haven’t spoken up. We could start it off with Robert Green v. Ray Halbritter. Damn sometimes I think my philosophy degree is paying off.
    TLDR: Have a televised debate between Native Americans about the name.

  5. John Collings

    October 10, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Good lord…I had almost forgot about taking that dreadful Ripken Nats jersey foul.

  6. Derek B

    October 10, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    No matter what Snyder does, he’s going to be beat up for it. I can’t say he hasn’t brought most of that on himself, because he has. I like the idea of the team donating money to Native American causes but then the media will scream that Snyder is trying to buy the respect of Native Americans and how disgusting he is. What I would really like is for white journalists to stop telling everyone how stupid and racist people are because they support the name and that its a cold hard fact the name is a slur. Like Skins Trance said, why don’t we ask multiple tribes what their concerns are or what they would like to see done. Instead, we take the word of one tribe leader (who’s background is questionable) and use that as the gospel.

  7. ThisGuy

    October 10, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    All you really need in a manager is someone to not fuck up the batting order, and someone who smartly manages a bullpen. The former seems intuitive, but the latter probably requires experience. I’m not encouraged by Ripken’s TBS announcing.

  8. Sneaky Uncle

    October 11, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    Skins Trance – Brilliant!

    ThisGuy – Good lord you couldnt be further off…so much more than that going on behind the scenes.

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