DMV: Okay, We Get It; Jim Bowden Can Go and Get F#cked

<img src=”http://misterirrelevant.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/elijahs-prayer.jpg” title=”elijahs-prayer.jpg” alt=”elijahs-prayer.jpg” align=”right” hspace=”8″ />With Nyjer Morgan taking over in center, the slumping Elijah Dukes is sent to Triple-A for playing time and further development, which <a href=”http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/03/AR2009050302250.html”>sounds familiar</a>. Now, just 76 games (and only 22 wins) after his departure, two-thirds of Bowden’s outfield of the future and closer of the present are gone. [<a href="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/nationalsjournal/2009/07/dukes_optioned_to_class_aaa.html?wprss=nationalsjournal">Nats Journal</a>]

How Austin Kearns is still with the Nats and Dukes isn’t I do not know. [<a href="http://dcist.com/2009/07/baseball_sometimes_it_just_doesnt_m.php">DCist</a>]

Dukes’ demotion is a win-now move instead of long-term one. [<a href="http://www.nbcwashington.com/sports/baseball/Dukes-is-Demoted.html">NBC Washington</a>]

“A clinic in how to reduce the value of young, talented OFs.” [<a href="http://misterirrelevant.com/wp-admin/Washington%20is%20putting%20on%20a%20clinic%20in%20how%20to%20reduce%20the%20trade%20value%20of%20young,%20talented%20outfielders">Roto Arcade</a>]

New Nat Burnett allows tying HR; Nats lose 9th straight to Florida. [<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/01/AR2009070102736.html">WaPo</a>]

Adam Dunn, who doesn’t know what a blog is, starts a blog. [<a href="http://nats320.blogspot.com/2009/06/adam-dunn-to-blog.html">Nats320</a>]

O’s blow four-run 9th-inning lead after another great Bergesen start. [<a href="http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bal-sp.orioles02jul02,0,395781.story">Sun</a>]

Koji Uehara is out two months with an elbow. [<a href="http://masnsports.com/2009/07/kojis-injury-is-serious.html">Roch Kubatko</a>]

Caps sign 36-year-old Flyers RW Mike Knuble to crash the net. [<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/01/AR2009070103524.html">WaPo</a>]

What Knuble brings to D.C.: goal scoring, PP presence, etc. [<a href="http://www.japersrink.com/2009/7/2/934917/knubleve-it-mikes-a-cap">Japers' Rink</a>]

“Let us join the chorus of saying this was a great signing.” [<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Knuble-gives-the-Caps-what-they-re-missing-Nied?urn=nhl,174137">Puck Daddy</a>]

The cow Cooley burnt was a horse. We’re not getting video. [<a href="http://chriscooley47.blogspot.com/2009/06/horse-burning.html">Chris Cooley</a>]

Football jerseys at a golf course seems like a bad choice. [<a href="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2009/07/cowboys_fans_descend_on_congre.html?wprss=dcsportsbog">D.C. Sports Bog</a>]

Wiz Summer League team includes kids and undrafted bigs. [<a href="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/wizardsinsider/2009/07/wizards_announce_summer_league.html?wprss=wizardsinsider">Wiz Insider</a>]

Wiz pass on mid-level guys in search of bargain big men. [<a href="http://www.bulletsforever.com/2009/7/1/933551/so-much-for-putting-that-money">Bullets Forever</a>]

On finding that bargain big the Wiz so desperately need. [<a href="http://www.truthaboutit.net/2009/07/finding-a-big-man-for-the-washington-wizards.html">Truth About It</a>]

Gary Williams on cheating and cheaters in college hoops. [<a href="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2009/07/gary_williams_on_cheaters_and.html?wprss=dcsportsbog">D.C. Sports Bog</a>]

Greivis predicts ACC titles for the Terps this season. [<a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/cbk/story/9754424/Be-happy-the-bad-guy-is-back">Jeff Goodman</a>]

Despite James Franklin, HC-in-waiting, Fridge may wanna stay. [<a href="http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/terps/bal-sp.terpsfoot01jul01,0,1177636.story">Sun</a>]

Check out the “Obama Ate Here” Google Map. [<a href="http://www.brightestyoungthings.com/food/weekly-food-news-round-up-21/">Brightest Young Things</a>]

<strong>Today: </strong>O’s-Angels (10:05)