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DMV: Slim Pickings for Acta’s Successor

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


Dave “Ride Around” Sheinin reports on potential replacements for Manager Acta, including retreads Bobby Valentine (who makes $4 million per season in Japan), Ned Yost, Jim Fregosi and Bob Melvin as well as first-timer Terry Pendleton. Oh, and Jim Riggleman too, if he’s a miracle worker. Their combined winning percentage? .486. Acta’s? .385. Progress. [WaPo]

The Lerners don’t show at the presser, get raked for it. [Thom Loverro]

Z-Man with some mildly strong statements about Acta. [Thomas Boswell]

Nats’ “Plan” must include deadline deals and Strasburg. [Tracee Hamilton]

Searching the Nats’ letter to fans for some truth. [Nats Triple Play]

Ken Rosenthal hates to say I told you so. Sure he does. [Ken Rosenthal]

Riggleman (aka “The Grim Reaper”) is used to being interim. [NBC D.C.]

Daniel Cabrera, Cy Yuk winner (Joel Hanrahan is runner-up). [Jayson Stark]

Something about a Nats player and an intern in Houston. [Jeff Pearlman]

A profile on All-Star Adam Jones, who has me head-over-heels. [The Sun]

Caps may play Canadiens at Olympic Stadium in November. [Puck Daddy]

Maybe the Wiz have enough big men after all. [Tom Knott]

For the first time since leaving, I wish I still worked at AOL. [TWT]

Home run derby fail: ESPN’s new “Ball Tracker”. [Big League Stew]

Today: MLB All-Star Game (8 p.m.)

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  1. mgallant26

    July 14, 2009 at 4:30 PM

    Yeah man you missed the greatest day at AOL for girls under the age of 18. Not only did they dig up the CC1 lawn and build a softball field, they had 2 ice cream trucks, and legit concessions like hot dogs, pizza, popcorn, pretzels, cracker jacks. Now they’re leaving the softball field minus fences for the kickball league.

    Best part is it was for charity, $100 per run scored. So a whopping $2100 went to some charity. And I’m sure the cost of putting it on was way more then that. Unless the 1 sponsor paid for it all.

  2. Jamie Mottram

    July 14, 2009 at 4:40 PM

    Ah, the good ol’ CC1 lawn … not just for cricket anymore!

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