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Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Morning pixels: That was a bad weekend


In case you locked yourself in an Internet-and-phone-free icy lair of silence over the weekend, here’s what you missed.

* Bryce Harper hit himself in the face with a baseball bat and needed 10 stitches.

* Wilson Ramos tore his ACL and is done for a long time, joining Jayson Werth, Michael Morse and Drew Storen in that particular club.

* D.C. United got shut out in Houston.

* The Caps had their season end in excruciating one-goal fashion, failing to advance past the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs for the 14th straight year.

* Nick Young, known in D.C. primarily for being a goober, scored 13 points and was a +13 as he and Caron Butler and Randy Foye moved on to the second round of the NBA playoffs.

* Henry Rodriguez capped the weekend by allowing a two-out bottom-of-the-ninth walk-off grand slam to Joey Votto, his third homer of the game, which knocked the Nats out of first place.

And it’s raining. Happy Monday. Go back to your icy lair of silence.

BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER...
Tarik, on the offseason questions.

Boz, at least, has optimism.

Kilgore describes the Nats’ Sunday as “long, wet and miserable,” which I think is also a line from Thomas Hobbes.

TWEET OF THE NIGHT
Robert Griffin III may end up being the best Subway pitchman of all time.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT
This is George McPhee, watching Saturday night’s third period Caps power play, widely regarded as the worst power play in the history of organized hockey. Via Russian Machine.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Be happy, Nick. Because why not. (AP photo)

WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
The Nats host the Padres at 7 on MASN2. The Orioles host the Yankees at 7 on MASN. All TV/Radio listings are here.

OTHER STUFF
OFB: “The Capitals this spring also reminded us of...the Capitals — uniquely qualified to steal defeat from the jaws of victory.”

Bizarre story of Eagles’ safety Phillip Thomas having an imposter who claimed to have signed with the Redskins.

Dave McKenna on legendary D.C. pickup games between Wilt and Elgin.

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Categories:  Caps, Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Henry Rodriguez, Bryce Harper, Joey Votto, Nick Young, George McPhee

 
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