In the recent interview I gave concerning dogfighting, I want to make it clear I do not take part in dogfighting or condone dogfighting in any manner.
Meanwhile, a more extensive transcript of the interview causes the AP to completely rip Chris Samuels, but I still am not clear whether Samuels said anything wrong. His laughing at Portis was not a pleased laugh. I'd lay off the guy.
Are the Nationals home crowds "pathetic?" Did it really get that bad, that quick? (AP)
Two last-place teams fight it out to determine who was responsible for last night's Nats' loss/Reds' win. Jon Rauch and Nook Logan want responsibility. On the other side, Victor Santos gave 'em a chance and Javier Valentin is all clutch. So was Rauch badder than Valentin was good, or the reverse?
Austin Kearns votes often for the Reds outfielders to make the all-star game. (Cincy Enquirer)
Brooks Robinson says he'd be flattered to be compared to Ryan Zimmerman. (Examiner)
Johnny Holiday apparently alternates between zero and four hours of sleep. Plus, he's almost 70? Crazy (Wash Times)
DeShawn Stevenson, Gilbert and Antonio Daniels would all emphatically take Kevin Durant over Greg Oden. (Wash Times)
Speaking of Gilbert, look at this assortment of photos of him with fans and try not to smile. (MC Bias)
Were the Orioles screwing around with the team initials during the Nats series? (The Fingerman)
The Washington Post and Washington Post Live did a thoroughly miserable job of covering the Backstrom signing, and all involved parties should be exiled to Siberia. Love you too, guys. (On Frozen Blog)