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Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 07/20/2012

Morning pixels: Ted Leonsis offers some explanations


Mike Wise has a great Q&A with Ted Leonsis that you should definitely make time to read today. Here are a few quotes that stood out.

* On Andray Blatche: “I’m torn. I believe people should have second and third chances.”

* On Nick Young and JaVale McGee: “I don’t think Nick and JaVale were bad people. But they wanted stats.”

* On the Wizards’ current backcourt: “Can Wall and Beal and Crawford one day be Isiah, Dumars and the Microwave? Right, I mean, that would be a pretty good backcourt.”

Leonsis gave some really in depth answers questions about the Wizards, Caps, coaching and his plan for both teams. He also says that he has no regrets when it comes to the Wizards, but his biggest Caps regret is not winning a Stanley Cup.

BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER...
* Local Olympian Farrah Hall is paying for her journey to London out of her own pocket.

* Adam Scott tied the course record at the British Open.

* Boz thinks the Nats could be involved in an “annual pennant race ritual

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Davey Johnson on pulling Gio Gonzalez from the game after 68 pitches:

“I’m not going to let him get beat up. I’m not going to let him stay out there just to save my bullpen. I’m going to save him.”

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Sad Gio...
(Ricky Cariotti - Washington Post)

WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
Braves at Nats, 7 p.m. on MASN. Orioles at Indians, 7 p.m. MASN2. All TV/Radio listings are here.

CLASSIC REDSKINS
SI.com has an awesome gallery of classic Redskins photos. Although, they may be jumping the gun on calling RGIII and Kirk Cousins a “classic photo.”

WEIRDEST DNA COLLECTION PROCESS
The FBI connected a boxer to a previous bank robbery thanks to a bloody nose suffered during a fight.

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Categories:  Nats, Caps, Redskins, Wizards, Olympics | Tags:  Redskins, Ted Leonsis, Davey Johnson, Gio Gonzalez, Andray Blatche, Nick Young, JaVale McGee

 
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