On to Game 5

October 12, 2012

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Thanks to Jayson Werth and some clutch pitching by fourth starter Ross Detwiler, the Nats live to fight another day. And, yes, it was worth the stress, Thomas Boswell writes: “The Nationals’ 2-1 walk-off win in Game 4 of the National League Division Series on Thursday was the full-blown real deal. The sport may get slightly crazier, louder, more perfect in its moment of crescendo by a couple of clicks, if it’s in a World Series. But that’s all.” Things promise to get a click or two crazier tonight, starting at 8:37 p.m., at Nationals Park. 

In other news:

Metro report finds Jim Graham broke internal conflict-of-interest rules, but not criminal laws (Post, Loose Lips, AP, Examiner, WUSA-TV, WRC-TV, WTTG-TV)

Michael Brown wants to make David Grosso’s 1993 pot arrest an issue in the at-large race (Post, WAMU-FM, WJLA-TV)

David Grosso owns big cash advantage in at-large race (D.C. Wire, DCist)

Meanwhile, Republican Mary Brooks Beatty “has a steep — if not impossible — climb to victory” despite appealing message (Examiner)

Phil Mendelson, Vincent Orange win Stein Club endorsements; Grosso outranks Brown in GLAA rankings (Blade)

Cop in camera unit alleges whistleblower retaliation (WaTimes)

Meet your DCPS teacher and principal of the year (Washington Post’s D.C. Schools Insider)

More than 100 signed up to testify about UDC’s “right-sizing” plan (Examiner)

Cardinal Bank revises its Nationals Park ads (Post’s DC Sports Bog)

This is what is looked like the last time a Washington baseball team clinched a postseason series (Sports Bog)

Changes are needed to keep idiot drivers from smashing Posties on Pennsylvania Avenue (GGW, DCist)

Republican’s harebrained lawsuit aims to keep independents out of D.C. Council races (DCist)

Capitol Hill beating victim “suffered such a severe brain injury it’s not known when or if he’ll ever speak clearly again” (WJLA-TV, WUSA-TV)

His attackers will be in court today (Crime Scene)

In praise of Andrew Brimmer (Post editorial)

Cop who took man’s cellphone is under criminal investigation (WaTimes)

Barry-era figure Ivanhoe Donaldson was once advising Kwame Brown (Loose Lips)

McLean philanthropist commits $1 billion to the area’s needy (Post column)

Georgetown U. opens cancer center near Nationals Park (The Hoya)

Why inclusionary zoning doesn’t help create affordable housing as much as simply creating density (MarketUrbanism)

Developer trades mattress store ban for parking exemption in Tenleytown (Housing Complex)

Georgetown’s demographics over the decades (G’town Metropolitan)

Program helping D.C. businesses with defense contracting opportunities is back (WBJ)

Mount Pleasant has its pizzeria back (Young & Hungry)

“What’s impossible to justify … are preferences (or outright boundaries) that might keep poor kids out of charter schools.” (Fordham Institute)

Mansion on O Street will be featured on TLC (City Desk)

Midnight Madness tonight, and all eyes are on a puppy (Post)

Mike DeBonis covers local politics and government for The Washington Post. He also writes a blog and a political analysis column that runs on Fridays.
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