Where Did Everyone Go???

Posted by Dave Nichols | Friday, June 20, 2008 | 6 comments »

Folks, it's down to a select few of us left:

DC Sports Box
Federal Baseball
We've Got Heart
Nationals Farm Authority
Oleanders and Morning Glories
Nationals Enquirer
Nationals Pride
Nats Fanatics
Nationals Review
Mr. Irrelevant (part-time)
Miss Chatter; and of course Nats 320.
ed. 5:09 pm I was remiss in not mentioning the significant ADDITION of FIRE JIM BOWDEN
Everyone else in the Natosphere is gone. Gone with the wind. Gone baby gone. Long gone. Kiss this one good-bye gone. They're all gone.

When I started this blog March 14, 2007 there were already dozens and dozens of Nats bloggers in their mother's basements lurking, snarkily commenting on every detail, every nuance, every piece of minutiae available to dissect regarding the Washington Nationals. All had their distinct styles, to be sure, but the common bonds were two-fold:

1) the Washington Nationals and;
2) the willingness to publish opinion on said subject.

In the resulting year and three months, the bloggers have been dropping like flies. Departed are the once well-read Ball Wonk, Distinguished Senators, Beltway Boys, Nationals Power, Nationals Report, Nationals Nation, District of Baseball and most recently, William World News. The most famous of all Nats blogs, Capitol Punishment, retired gracefully in the beginning of May, and Chris is still posting links of "What To Read Today", but offering no comment. Unless, of course, he's being interviewed by another blogger.

So we're down to the remaining few, offering our opinions pretty much to each other and selected family members and friends still interested in reading us. We're still here, trying to hold the front office accountable for the mistakes of Paul LoDuca and Wily Mo Pena, and waiting patiently for the day we can report good news (We Swept Seattle and got their GM and Manager fired!!!) and learning new and exciting ways to describe the regularly occurring (two runs on six hits).

And I leave today's sad little commentary with this: Fire Lenny!

Seriously, take a pitch guys. You can't strike out on the first pitch.


  1. Steven // June 20, 2008 at 4:32 PM  

    If things go well, I'll keep trying to fill in. I'm no Needham, but hopefully it'll be fun enough to be evolve beyond the 1-note.

  2. Dave Nichols // June 20, 2008 at 5:03 PM  

    well, you've already gotten mention by Steinberg, so you're doing something right.

  3. Wigi // June 20, 2008 at 5:30 PM  

    Funny you should ask... I just started one...

  4. Dave Nichols // June 20, 2008 at 5:34 PM  

    wigi, i left you a note on your most recent post. welocme to the fold. i added you to my blog roll.

  5. Nat Baddington // June 20, 2008 at 6:55 PM  

    Okay, well, this Bad Nats blog is not here from the beginning and it is terrible but okay it is still a blog that happens like two times every week now.

  6. seamus // June 23, 2008 at 1:49 PM  

    swear this one isn't mine. it has been pretty good so far