Random Thoughts for Monday Afternoon

Posted by Dave Nichols | Monday, September 13, 2010 | , , , , | 3 comments »


  • The Nationals still haven't heard the results of Nyjer Morgan's appeal of two seperate suspensions, depsite the hearing taking place Friday morning.  That means Morgan is once again pencilled into the lineup.  He's been in the lineup every night since the brawl, 10 straight games -- and counting.

  • Roger Bernadina has been moved up into the 3rd spot in Manager Jim Riggleman's batting order tonight, shifting Zim and Dunn to 4th and 5th respectively.  Bernie is 6-for-39 with three walks (.154/.209/.154) and no extra-base hits in his last 11 games, including Sunday's 2-for-4 effort.

  • The Toronto Blue Jays have lured Nationals' Director of Baseball Operations Jay Sartori away from the team and will become Toronto's assistant general manager, according to a Jays press release.  Sartori was in D.C. less than a year, and functioned as the "money man", serving as an expert in financial matters and details about contracts and the collective bargaining agreement.

  • Saturday was blogger's day at Nats Park.  And while we weren't invited this year, lots of Nats blogs were and had a chance to talk with the manager, the general manager and a couple of the players.  There were even bloggers there covering the bloggers. The Nats continue to make progress and increase access to on-line media and bloggers of all genres, and everyone benefits when more voices are added to the discussion.

  • I've got nothing to say about this.

  • Finally, congratulation to the Redskins for winning the Super Bowl.  Too soon?


  1. Wooden U. Lykteneau // September 13, 2010 at 5:35 PM  

    What do you have to say about this?


  2. Dave Nichols // September 13, 2010 at 5:45 PM  

    Wooden, I will respectfully refrain from commenting on that blog post, except to say that I hope that when people read it they will not make assumptions about all bloggers based on the opinions or actions of one.

  3. Wooden U. Lykteneau // September 13, 2010 at 5:49 PM  

    Agreed. I think Mark Cuban would like that response ;-)