But do not worry sports fans, we'll be back next year as the Gnats shoot for the Centurymark three-peat...
"...Randy Boyd can go to hell.com"
We can't help it if our sponsors are wrapped a little too tightly around the axle or perhaps they need their huggies changed more frequently, eh, seanmg?
"I'm not going to lose sleep because I lost a ballgame. I lose sleep when my mother's sick."
Willie Harris, Washington Post, July 18, 2009.
Open note to Willie Harris:
Your mother must not watch you play, or she, like all the rest of us would be sick to her stomach you little punk.
"Hey, Zim, do you get bummed out if we lose?"
Not after he leaves the ballpark, the third baseman replied.
Harris to Ryan Zimmerman - Washington Post, July 18, 2009
Open note to Ryan Zimmerman:
You are supposed to be the "face" of the franchise. That denotes leadership. That denotes a commitment to excellence. You are neither. Work on your throws doofus, you are embarrassing.
"I keep saying it can't get any worse, and then something happens," he said. Referring to the fans, Beimel said: "I've been kind of shocked no one gives you a hard time around here. Maybe they just don't care enough."
Joe Beimel, Washington Post, July 18, 2009
Open note to Joe Beimel:
Well, screw you, Beimel, because we DO hate to lose, even if we are used to it.
(with appropriate gratitude to nats24, because he said it better than I would have...)
"You know what I would do? I'd clean house," Knight said. "When guys don't make plays defensively I'd sit em on the bench. I'd give a guy a chance to play. And I'm talking about for a week, I don't care if you're hitting .320, I don't care what you're doing, I'm tired of seeing it too.'"
Ray Knight, MASN Commentator, DC Sports Bog and Awful Announcing
Open note to Ray Knight:
Keep saying it like it is. These guys are way too cocky and arrogant to be this bad.
"This isn't a Major League baseball team I'm watching out here....It's pathetic. I've never seen a team that is ok with losing....Some guys are mailing it in, and it's hard to watch."
Rob Dibble, MASN announcer, DC Sports Bog and Awful Announcing
Open note to Rob Dibble:
Finally someone said it out loud.
The winner will retain bragging rights and may win a super-deluxe prize of exceptionally minimal value courtesy of the Thrifty Ownership Group -- most likely something that was a free giveaway at one of the Nationals games including but not limited to either a free giveaway or elcheapo prize from one of the merchant table/booths at the ballpark in the 2009 season. The prize will be awarded at a suitable, mutually agreeable time etc etc etc...
NAME 100th Loss OPPONENT
OUT OF CONTENTION -- MATHEMATICALLY
unc1dmo 8-25-09 Chicago
CLarson 8-27-09 Chicago
JFinn 9-5-09 Florida
AwwNats 9-08-09 Philly
Laffingby 9-10-09 Philly
Jeff-in-DC 9-11-09 Florida
Joe D 9-12-09 Florida
Randy Boyd 9-13-09 Florida
David S 9-15-09 Philly
Nats Lady 9-16-09 Philly
Flying Donut 9-17-09 Philly
nodrd 9-18-09 NY Mets
JRDBASSMAN1 9-19-09 NY Mets
Mike B 9-20-09 NY Mets
JDSCHULZ50 9-22-09 LA Dodgers
Maddie M 9-23-09 LA Dodgers
Bill D 9-24-09 LA Dodgers
Sonny 9-25-09 Atlanta
Justin J 9-26-09 Atlanta
ry's ma 9-27-09 Atlanta
amorris525 9-28-09 NY Mets
Adam J 9-29-09 NY Mets
Powerboater69 9-30-09 NY Mets
Joe W 10-1-09 Atlanta
TimDz 10-2-09 Atlanta
HowJensen 10-3-09 Atlanta
Famous DC 10-4-09 Atlanta
Sixteen times the Nationals were swept.
1) April 6-8 @FLA 9) July 6-8 @ Colo
2) April 10-12 @AtL 10) July16-19 CUBS
3) April 17-19 @FLA 11) Aug 11-12 @AtL
4) May 15-17 PHI 12) Aug 18-20 COLO
5) May 25-27 @NYM 13) Aug 28-30 @StL
6) May 29-31 @PHI 14) Aug 31-Sep 2 @SD
7) June 11-13 @ TB 15) Sep 15-17 @PHI
8) June 29-Jul 1 @FLA 16) Sep 25-27 ATL
Two happy happy happy Nats fans...
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