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DMV: Ian Desmond’s Very Big Weekend

Ian Desmond has had a crappy year, but the Nats beat Philly and took the series thanks in part to his ninth inning, two-out, two-strike, game-tying homer. The day after Ian Desmond Bobblehead Day, no less!* [WaPo, NE]

Correction: Desmond Bobblehead Day was actually Saturday (see below). This post has been updated to reflect the error.

Davey Johnson compared it to Game 6 of the ’86 Series, sort of. [Boswell]

Bryce Harper’s season is probably over. Here’s a recap. [Nats Blog]

I don’t like the author, but I did like this Harper column. [Gregg Doyel]

Pretty sure this means Tyler Clippard is the best RP in baseball. [BR Blog]

Livan Hernandez threw like 200 pitches on Friday night. [Nats Journal]

Positing that Mike Morse’s 2011 season is “a giant fluke.” [Fire Jim Bowden]

O’s get swept in Anaheim, are now 30 games under .500. [The Sun]

The O’s are so bad this blogger is taking time off. [O’s Card “O” the Day]

Vinny Cerrato said he once tried to trade for Jamaal Charles. [PFT]

A good X’s and O’s look at Skins draft picks by Doug Farrar. [Hogs Haven]

A good look at how the Skins’ 53-man roster is shaping up. [The Insider]

Another impressive highlight reel from Capital Punishment. [Bullets Forever]

Figuring why Nick Young didn’t play in Capital Punishment. [Truth About It]

Kevin Durant’s burgundy-and-gold shoes were pretty sweet. [Truth About It]

Durant went sightseeing in D.C., because Durant is awesome. [SBN]

Gilbert Arenas on the G’town brawl is very Gilbert Arenas. [The Dagger]

Georgetown played another, fight-free exhibition in China. [WaPo]

Wale namechecks Danny O’Brien on his new mixtape. [Testudo Times]

* The only thing funnier than the Nats having Ian Desmond Bobblehead Day is the Nats having Ian Desmond Bobblehead Day when Nats Park is invaded by Philly fans. Reminds me of the time I went to Pittsburgh and got a Jack Wilson bobblehead. Jack Wilson! Nice park, though.

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

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Moe Greene

    August 22, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Except, Ian Desomnd bobble-head day was the night before when the Nats lost 5-0 thanks in large part to an Ian Desmond error.

  2. Jamie Mottram

    August 22, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Ha, oops. This is what I get for trying to hurriedly catch up on the weekend all at once.

  3. Walter Johnson

    August 22, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    I hope all of the philly fan trash had a pleasant trip back to south jersey.

  4. the Wayward O

    August 22, 2011 at 9:54 PM

    Finally made it to the new Nats park (I know right?) Anyway when Espinosa hit that 440-foot monster we had a perfect view from that little CF porch they have. And we were going “Schwimmmmer” and making ‘Friends’ jokes (is that Joey in Right?) And the Philly fans were getting mad

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