At this point, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is using a Nats reference in official business at least once a week. The latest is from Monday’s speech on filibuster reform. Here’s a transcription, via Wonkblog:
Many here follow the Washington Nationals. It is great that we have a team here. I have had a number of opportunities to visit with Davey Johnson, he’s one of the great baseball heroes of all time, played on national championship teams, second baseman to the Baltimore Orioles, tenet (ph), won a World Series. He is now here, and he has been selected as manager of the year many times. Let us assume that, this year, Davey Johnson has his team together, and he gets a call from major-league baseball. They say, “Davey I know if you have worked hard to put this team together. I am glad to see that Zimmerman is back, he’s had the surgery, we hope he can throw better. We know that he has been a golden-glover, and you can have him, but not until sometime — the first part of June. And that contract he signed recently, for La Roche, you get him for a year, first base, you can have him, but it’s gonna be after the all- star break.”
How would that be for his team?
Well, multiply that a hundred times, and you find out what is going on here in Washington.
I’m not really sure where’s he’s going with all of that, but cool. I’m really excited for next week when he likens the fight over Obamacare to Bryce Harper’s trip to the DL.
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QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Pedro Ribeiro, spokesman for Mayor Vincent Gray, on the Nats hosting an All-Star game:
“It’s only a matter of time. The Nationals, they’ve proven to be a contender. Eventually the District will host the all-star game and we’re really looking forward to it. The District is the place to be right now.”
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Clearly the All-Star Game promo shots are only from the waist up.
WHAT TO WATCH TONIGHT
All-Star Game, 8 p.m. on Channel 5. All TV/Radio listings here.
OBLIVIOUS FANS OF THE DAY
Here’s Matt Harvey asking fans about Matt Harvey.