Thursday, September 24, 2009


The inevitable has become official, the Nats lost their 100th game of the season tonight, dropping a "heartbreaker" (or what would be considered a heartbreaker if wins and losses actually mattered this year) to the Dodgers, 7-6. What does this mean other than the Nats' record doesn't fit well onto the ESPN headline anymore?

Not much really, 100 is an arbitrary milestone that has been coming to this team since before the season started. The Nats are 37 games out of first (sliding pass the O's and into sole possession of 'most games out of first place'), have the worst run differential in the league, and are 4.5 games ahead of the Pirates in the Bryce Harper sweepstakes. With 10 games left in the season and on pace for 107 losses, the Nats are all but assured of the worst record in the league, which means we will have to endure another Strasburg-esque contract negotiation with Harper. At least the team is not historically bad.

Up I-95, the O's have managed a pathetic 90 losses thusfar, and I don't mean pathetic as in they are not as good at stockpiling losses as the Nats, if that is a skill, but that the O's are also awful, with the 3rd worst record in baseball and on pace for 98 losses (yeah, 98+107=205, which=steaming pile of crap).

When do pitchers and catchers report for spring training?

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