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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #325: September 06, 2010, 05:31:55 PM »
the battle for SS at next year's camp is going to be very interesting....

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #326: September 06, 2010, 05:34:10 PM »
Looked to me like Dunn thought it up.   He had the biggest grin of the three :)

it's a normal prank, lots of times the bench just ignores the rookie when he hits a big bomb.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #327: September 06, 2010, 05:44:40 PM »
Do you guy think Olsen will be tendered?

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #328: September 06, 2010, 05:45:26 PM »
When I was waiting for the bus to go to Pentagon City to catch Metrorail to the match this afternoon, there was a chap at the stop wearing a Phillies cap and a blue T-shirt reading: NEW YORK MESS...BACK TO BACK COLLAPSE, 2007 AND 2008...a harbinger perhaps?

The Nats have had fun with the Mess in the late going in recent years....

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #329: September 06, 2010, 06:04:45 PM »
When I was waiting for the bus to go to Pentagon City to catch Metrorail to the match this afternoon, there was a chap at the stop wearing a Phillies cap and a blue T-shirt reading: NEW YORK MESS...BACK TO BACK COLLAPSE, 2007 AND 2008...a harbinger perhaps?

The Nats have had fun with the Mess in the late going in recent years....

Whenever I see a Phillies fan I think of Aqualung. Maybe Ian Anderson visited Philly in the late 60's.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #330: September 06, 2010, 06:31:01 PM »
Danny Espinoza launches a grand salammie!

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #331: September 06, 2010, 06:45:25 PM »
Danny Espinoza launches a grand salammie!

That's an awesome picture!  Looks like he is calling his shot...

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #332: September 06, 2010, 06:46:50 PM »
That's an awesome picture!  Looks like he is calling his shot...

I think it looks like he's using a 9 iron.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #333: September 06, 2010, 06:50:13 PM »
Danny Espinoza launches a grand salammie!

that's awesome! nice camera work

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #334: September 06, 2010, 07:17:50 PM »
Espinosa's grand slam was a thing of beauty to watch in HD.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #335: September 06, 2010, 08:09:17 PM »
I like his passion. What I don't like is his recent performances. Show why you belong in the rotation and you will get your spot.

I'm becoming more and more convinced Olsen's problem is 99% attitude. Watching him in the dugout on his off days all season long, before this ever happened, the dude just seems like one of the unhappiest guys alive. Sure, he's always hanging out and talking with the Lannan/Stammen/AAAA non-Hispanic starting pitching club, but he's seemed like the angriest, most emotionless player in the dugout. I'm starting to wonder if thus his problem is he just hasn't cared, got lazy, and then obliterated. Today, he's pissed off and realized he does have to work for it, and look what we get. I'll be curious to see his performance going forward.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #336: September 06, 2010, 08:12:30 PM »
What? I think Olsen cares more than anyone. Sure acts that way, at least.

He's always ready to pick a fight if someone messes with his teammates.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #337: September 06, 2010, 09:53:58 PM »
Olsen does give off that serial killer vibe, but I don't think that has affected his pitching all that much.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #338: September 06, 2010, 09:56:53 PM »
What? I think Olsen cares more than anyone. Sure acts that way, at least.

He's always ready to pick a fight if someone messes with his teammates.

I should have elaborated. Started out planning to come to a point, then got carried away. I simply meant he doesn't seem happy to be on the team this year. As I made sure to point out, he's obviously close with the other SPers he groups with. But I've watched him dozens of nights in the dugout, standing at the railing, and he always seems pissed off and acts like he's not thrilled to be here. I thought that long before his recent comments, but those comments sure sound like someone not happy he's on this team. He's obviously close with guys in the clubhouse as you point out, so whether it's FO, managers/coaches or simply the record, he's just struck me as someone who isn't happy to be here this year.

And thats not just Scott Olsen. I never noticed that the past couple of years. This year, it's every game. Hell, maybe he just quit smoking and that explains it. Who knows.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #339: September 06, 2010, 10:05:37 PM »
It is Olsen's second consecutive season where he has been hurt, not pitching as much or as well as he expects, and now he is in the pen and questioning if he even has a job next year. I'd imagine he's disappointed with how the team as done as well. Not terribly surprising he doesn't look happy.

To some extent I'd even extend the same excuse to Morgan.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #340: September 06, 2010, 10:09:24 PM »
It is Olsen's second consecutive season where he has been hurt, not pitching as much or as well as he expects, and now he is in the pen and questioning if he even has a job next year. I'd imagine he's disappointed with how the team as done as well. Not terribly surprising he doesn't look happy.

To some extent I'd even extend the same excuse to Morgan.

I'm starting to side with Morgan. The whole damn world is on his case. Other players get to decide if they play winter ball, Nyjer should get to choose too. He spent last season rehabbing, and I know that's no picnic. If people let him cool off , I think he will settle down.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #341: September 06, 2010, 10:11:23 PM »
I'm starting to side with Morgan.

I'm not blaming Morgan anymore. Riggleman is the problem. He lacks the will or the authority to discipline anyone. You cannot be accountable to vague, undefined rules.

That said Olsen has demonstrated a lot more maturity than Morgan.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #342: September 06, 2010, 10:12:53 PM »
'His bat is too valuable to stay at catcher' is the dumbest statement I've ever read.

+1.  A catcher is a catcher.  If he handles a pitching staff and hits, that's even better. 

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #343: September 06, 2010, 10:13:33 PM »
I'm not blaming Morgan anymore. Riggleman is the problem. He lacks the will or the authority to discipline anyone. You cannot be accountable to vague, undefined rules.

That said, Olsen has demonstrated a lot more maturity than Morgan.

I really don't think that Riggleman should be manager next year. Some people, Zorn, Riggleman, are great supporting players, but not meant to run the show. I would have been happy to see McLaren finish out the year, or even Listach.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #344: September 06, 2010, 10:13:43 PM »
Morgan is 30 years old. Eventually you should know better than to be a jackass.

Coaches shouldn't have to be the one to tell you to act like a professional.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #345: September 06, 2010, 10:14:46 PM »
Morgan is 30 years old. Eventually you should know better than to be a jackass.

Coaches shouldn't have to be the one to tell you to act like a professional.

You've never just reached a breaking point? I've never hit anyone of course, but I have blown up at them before. Or blown up at someone else because the culprit is not someone I can confront.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #346: September 06, 2010, 10:15:01 PM »
+1.  A catcher is a catcher.  If he handles a pitching staff and hits, that's even better. 

Not only that... if you can stick at C, you have even more value as a good hitter because good hitting catchers, are so hard to find.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #347: September 06, 2010, 10:15:05 PM »
Morgan is 30 years old. Eventually you should know better than to be a jackass.

Does that mean I have to stop being a jackass in five months? :(

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #348: September 06, 2010, 10:15:50 PM »
Does that mean I have to stop being a jackass in five months? :(

Time to purchase an official jackass countdown clock, I guess.

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Re: Nationals vs Mets, Game 1
« Reply #349: September 06, 2010, 10:16:21 PM »
Does that mean I have to stop being a jackass in five months? :(

Nah. Your attitude doesn't hurt my enjoyment of the team. :)