DMV: Ian Desmond Is Here to Rescue Us

ian-desmond.jpgExpos draftee/SS prospect Ian Desmond, who batted .330 in the minors, records a double, home run, four RBI and “two looooooong flyouts” in his debut, an 8-7 win over Philly. [Nats Journal]

Desmond’s “through-the-wind homer came within two rows of clearing the left field bleachers in front of the Red Porch.” [Thomas Boswell]

Desmond sprinted around the bases and received a curtain call. [Chatter]

In a related story, the Nats asked Guzman to switch to 2B next year. [All Nats]

Jim Riggleman says baseball “isn’t a physically taxing sport.” [MASN]

Considering Nolan Reimold for the AL Rookie of the Year. [Roch Kubatko]

After listing them as the fifth-best NFC team and his site ranking them 22nd overall, Mike Florio picks the Redskins to go to the Super Bowl. [PFT]

Stats have them winning an NFC East-low 7.3 games. [Football Outsiders]

Portis provides Steinz with some t-shirt-worthy slogans. [D.C. Sports Bog]

Revisiting the lick Brandon Jacobs laid on LaRon Landry. [Redskins Blog]

Five reasons for Maryland to be concerned about JMU. [Route 1 to Lot 1]

Simyon Varlamov’s new mask is just okay for me. [Caps Insider]

RFK is literally falling apart. [D.C. Sports Bog]

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