Morning pixels: Mascots, Michael Morse and remembering a legend


They’re fun, they work hard and I think they have one of the most difficult jobs in sports.

I also think that D.C. happens to have some of the best mascots around, so when I see Wizards mascot G-Wiz ranked one of the NBA’s best by Buzzfeed, it makes me proud.

I once spent the the day with G-Wiz, along with Screech and Jack the Bulldog, learning how to be a mascot. It may have been the most fun I’ve ever had doing a story.

So, shout out to G-Wiz for being the NBA’s sixth best mascot. Here’s to making a run for number one next season.

BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER...
* Kirk Cousins has a very zen way of looking at his opportunity as a back up.

* Adam LaRoche got a well deserved ovation during last night’s game after collecting his 1,000th career hit.

* D.C. United are on a six game home unbeaten streak.

TWEET OF THE NIGHT

What is Artest doing?? I refuse to call him Metta World Peace

— Chris Pontius (@ChrisPontius13) May 17, 2012

HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT
Bryce Harper’s first Major League triple during last night’s 7-4 win over the Pirates...

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Michael Morse is sneaky with that shaving cream...


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WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
The Nats host the Pirates, 7 p.m. on MASN. All TV/Radio listings are here.

REMEMBERING A LEGEND

This Chuck Brown performance on NPR is worth the time to enjoy, even if it’s just in the background as you get your day started.

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