Tuesday, November 15, 2005

It's a Blog-o-versary!

One year ago today, this blog was born of skepticism about the prospect of major league baseball in Washington, D.C. If all you looked at was that post ("Why We're Here (Hopefully)") and the current state of affairs explained here, here and here, you might conclude that the skepticism remains justified.

In taking that approach, however, you would a miss a year's worth of Linda Cropp, Jim Bowden, DC City Council, Vinny Castilla, Cristian Guzman, no owner named, the Home Opener, ERV Scoring (well, 3/4 of year's worth of that), the mud ball, Gary Bennett!, Danny Kolb!, 20-6, 10 in a row, Bang! Zoom!, John Patterson, Gary Majewski, pine tar, Chief!, Rick Short, Ryan Church in May!, that awful lineup against the Dodgers, Jeffrey Hammonds' game-winner, Brian Schneider picking off a Cub at third base, winning with Wil Cordero in the lineup, 50-31!, first place!, one-run domination (or SAVE IT, PYTHAGORAS!), 150 pitches!, Jamey Carroll's hustle, oh those bunts!, botched hit and runs, beating Pedro!, still no owner, walk off balks, Welcome Preston Wilson!, where's Tomo Ohka?, Baerga "running" around third, ¡Livan! will "shut it down", 14 innings against the Astros, the Braves :(, July, p3wnd by Pythagoras, Brandon Watson's dinger!, Patterson's 2-hitter against the Dodgers (there's still hope -- we swept the Rockies!), the effin' Reds, for crying out loud, still no owner, combacks agains the Phils and Braves, Chief gets tired, 3-man rotation, Frank hates pitchers, still no owner, Where's Sunny Kim?, Dutch Zimmerman!, the Saturday Night Massacre in San Diego, Barry Bonds p3wns RFK, still no owner, Phils and Mets sweep, sweep up the memories, 31-50, 81-81, last place, Jim Bowden, DC City Council, still no owner ...

to be continued (hopefully).


At 11:26 AM, Blogger dexys_midnight said...

Happy Anniversary! And if I had the heart, I would post about how the lack of an owner makes us almost guaranteed to be worse next year instead of better, which I believe a couple of these owners would make us instantly going into the free agent market and various other things. Instead, I will simply blow out my candle and cheer!

At 8:55 PM, Blogger Chris Needham said...

Congrats, guys! Didn't think you'd make it this far, huh?

It's amazing how vividly I can remember everything on your list. When it's good, I could feel my heart lift. When it was bad, I just read faster, moving to the next one!

It's going to be hard to compete next year!

At 10:50 PM, Blogger Basil said...

Hey, congratulations!

And that's quite a list!


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