Anthony Rendon home run hits Phillies fan in the head

Sometimes, a headline can only hint at the magic packaged inside a story, at the beautiful prose and spine-tingling surprises and life-changing revelations contained therein.

Other times, the headline pretty much says it all. Such is the case in “Anthony Rendon home run hits Phillies fan in the head.” That’s pretty much exactly what happened here.

Take it for what it’s worth, but a fan on Twitter reported that the fan was ok. As was his head.

(Completely stolen from Nats Enquirer)

 

ANDRES GALARRAGA IN FREDERICKSBURG
Weird times in Fredericksburg, as the Hagerstown Suns lobby for a new stadium. Via The Free-Lance Star: “The stadium public hearing began with Suns majority owner Bruce Quinn thanking everyone for their interest and introducing those who came to the meeting with him. That included Jeff Nelson, his brother-in-law and a former major league pitcher who is part owner of the Suns. It also included Andrés Galarraga, Quinn’s friend and a former major league slugger.”

 

SEAHAWKS TWEAK ESPN OVER RGIII
Good thing Redskins fans already have such fond feelings for the Seahawks. I’m sure they’ll just have a jolly good laugh over this.

 

GIVEAWAY OF THE SEASON
The Potomac Nats are giving away a half-man half-shark figurine, and it’s the best. The giveaway is on August 3.

 

 

GEORGE MCPHEE ON BROOKS LAICH
Caps fans are giving their GM high marks for some of his recent moves, most notably the seemingly amazing bargain he got on Karl Alzner’s new deal. His confidence in Brooks Laich as a second-line center, though, isn’t always shared. Here he was on ESPN 980 Wednesday, via RMNB:

“There are a handful of teams that maybe have a better second-line center than Brooks,” he said. “It’s [an idea] we’ve been talking about for a few years, and the time has come to do it.”

I suppose the cynical response is, only a handful of NHL teams maybe have a better second-line center than Brooks, and yet the Caps have been one of those teams five years in a row, with about five different guys?

 

MAN CARJACKS ICE CREAM TRUCK
“A masked man carjacked an ice cream truck with two people inside around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in the District’s Anacostia neighborhood, authorities said.” Not nice.

 

WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
The Nats are in Philly at 7 on MASN. The Kastles lost on Wednesday; they’re on Comcast SportsNet at 7. All TV and radio listings are here.

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