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Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Bad Nationals Nostalgia
« Reply #175: July 30, 2012, 12:44:17 PM »
One word:
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Propably the lowest moment during a stretch of lowest moments.

Strangely, I wasn't really bothered by that at all.

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Re: Bad Nationals Nostalgia
« Reply #176: July 30, 2012, 12:44:59 PM »
Strangely, I wasn't really bothered by that at all.

Me either, sadly that crap happens to teams all the time

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Re: Bad Nationals Nostalgia
« Reply #177: July 30, 2012, 01:18:59 PM »
Strangely, I wasn't really bothered by that at all.

I still hear about it from fans of rival teams.  It's really annoying.

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« Reply #178: July 30, 2012, 01:22:23 PM »
Strangely, I wasn't really bothered by that at all.

The worst part of that was actually the timing.  The mistake itself would be funny if it happened this year.  But coming as it did, it became a symbol of everything wrong with the team - "so screwed up they can't even spell their name right."  And it gave the national audience an easy punchline.

I was way more bothered when we decided to make Guzman an outfielder, or how often we took a marginal/mediocre player and decided to play him out of position.  Paul LoDuca, LF, for example.  Or how many players on the 2008/2009 Nats were out of baseball as soon as they left the Nats.

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Re: Bad Nationals Nostalgia
« Reply #179: July 30, 2012, 02:09:53 PM »
[...]Or how many players on the 2008/2009 Nats were out of baseball as soon as they left the Nats.


Just for the heck of it I looked in baseball-reference.com and, of the 55 players (30 pitchers, 25 position players - http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/WSN/2009.shtml) who graced the Nightmare Nine of '09, for 11 of them it would indeed be the end of the line*:

Alex Cintron
Elijah Dukes
Victor Garate
Mike Hinckley
Logan Kensing
Shairon Martis
Jose Padilla
Zack Segovia
Steven Shell
Julian Tavarez
Ron Villone


*for now anyway (some may still be playing in the organised minors and have MLB recall rights)

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Re: Bad Nationals Nostalgia
« Reply #180: July 30, 2012, 02:42:19 PM »
I hate to post this, but it has to be the ultimate memories of the horrors of the past.....


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/06/AR2010040603939.html

 :spaz:

Those were the days when a "home" game against the Phillies meant they'd beat our butts ragged for 9 innings while a Philly dominated crowd taunted relentlessly. There were games I was ready to send the team back to Montreal.

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Re: Bad Nationals Nostalgia
« Reply #181: July 30, 2012, 02:45:13 PM »
I hate to post this, but it has to be the ultimate memories of the horrors of the past.....

(Image removed from quote.)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/06/AR2010040603939.html

 :spaz:

Those were the days when a "home" game against the Phillies meant they'd beat our butts ragged for 9 innings while a Philly dominated crowd taunted relentlessly. There were games I was ready to send the team back to Montreal.


...and change Phillies to Mets and you have the ultimate downside of the RFK-era (2005-07) matchday experience.

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Re: Bad Nationals Nostalgia
« Reply #182: July 30, 2012, 02:46:02 PM »
The worst is still opening day 2010 and I wasn't even there.  The worst I witnessed was the game where they clinched the NL East in the rain and were openly booing everyone left in the stadium.

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Re: Bad Nationals Nostalgia
« Reply #183: July 30, 2012, 02:52:33 PM »
Just for the heck of it I looked in baseball-reference.com and, of the 55 players (30 pitchers, 25 position players - http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/WSN/2009.shtml) who graced the Nightmare Nine of '09, for 11 of them it would indeed be the end of the line*:

Alex Cintron
Elijah Dukes
Victor Garate
Mike Hinckley
Logan Kensing
Shairon Martis
Jose Padilla
Zack Segovia
Steven Shell
Julian Tavarez
Ron Villone


*for now anyway (some may still be playing in the organised minors and have MLB recall rights)


I remember when people hated Rizzo for getting rid of Shell.

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Re: Bad Nationals Nostalgia
« Reply #184: July 30, 2012, 02:54:45 PM »
I remember when people hated Rizzo for getting rid of Shell.

Rizzo has a crappy aura. ;)

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Re: Bad Nationals Nostalgia
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Re: Bad Nationals Nostalgia
« Reply #187: July 30, 2012, 03:01:50 PM »
Somewhere in NW Indiana Rob Mackowiak drops a single tear.

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Re: Bad Nationals Nostalgia
« Reply #188: July 30, 2012, 03:04:25 PM »
Morgan, Harris and Willy Taveras?
Yup. The one in the middle is ok.

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Re: Bad Nationals Nostalgia
« Reply #189: July 30, 2012, 03:06:53 PM »
I remember being convinced that if dukes and milled he could only put it all together they'd be great

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Re: Bad Nationals Nostalgia
« Reply #190: July 30, 2012, 03:16:53 PM »
Mike Bacsik giving up #756 to Bonds on purpose was pretty low.

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Re: Bad Nationals Nostalgia
« Reply #191: July 30, 2012, 04:45:05 PM »
- Trading Ryan Church and Brian Schneider for Lastings Milledge.
- Signing Willy Mo Pena, and then letting him play.
- The catchers who replaced Schneider...LoDuca and Somebody Else
- Tim Redding.
- Bergmann. Yes
- Matt Chico and Mike Backsik. I have trouble remembering which was which.
- The relief pitchers after Cordero broke down and the team traded Jon Rauch.

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Re: Bad Nationals Nostalgia
« Reply #192: July 30, 2012, 06:16:03 PM »
The Nationals are sellouts. They have become too mainstream by winning so much. They need to go back to the underground roots.

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Re: Bad Nationals Nostalgia
« Reply #193: July 30, 2012, 06:32:29 PM »
Marlon Byrd's car being stolen from RFK
Robert Fick spitting up a Chipotle burrito size dripping black wad on the rare occasions that he got to first
Calome going on the DL for an abscessed buttock
Ron Darling in the MASN booth during Mets games
Don Sutton in the MASN booth during Braves games
Low-def Nats games on MASN
Cheney throwing out the first pitch
The belching smoke from the burning kettle corn in the upper concourse at RFK

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Re: Bad Nationals Nostalgia
« Reply #194: July 30, 2012, 06:36:12 PM »
Marlon Byrd's car being stolen from RFK
Robert Fick spitting up a Chipotle burrito size dripping black wad on the rare occasions that he got to first
Calome going on the DL for an abscessed buttock
Ron Darling in the MASN booth during Mets games
Don Sutton in the MASN booth during Braves games
Low-def Nats games on MASN
Cheney throwing out the first pitch
The belching smoke from the burning kettle corn in the upper concourse at RFK


Now there's some classic stuff.

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Re: Bad Nationals Nostalgia
« Reply #195: July 30, 2012, 07:44:24 PM »
Nats Park on a 95+ day may be no fun, but one's real heat endurance was tested severely at RFK - especially back during the first season when the stewards took everyone's water off them until the DC health authorities called them off - until then the only way to get water was to waste an inning (or more) on a food queue. But water or no water, the place was a sauna - as Casey Stengel said of old Busch Stadium when it hosted the ASG in 1966: 'It holds the heat well' (now the concourses did provide some cross-ventilation at times but one could not see the match from many areas thereon).

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Re: Bad Nationals Nostalgia
« Reply #196: July 30, 2012, 07:56:28 PM »
-- The catchers who replaced Schneider...LoDuca and Somebody Else
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Re: Bad Nationals Nostalgia
« Reply #197: July 30, 2012, 09:25:22 PM »
Calome going on the DL for an abscessed buttock

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Re: Bad Nationals Nostalgia
« Reply #198: July 30, 2012, 09:45:03 PM »
Marlon Byrd's car being stolen from RFK
Robert Fick spitting up a Chipotle burrito size dripping black wad on the rare occasions that he got to first
Calome going on the DL for an abscessed buttock
Ron Darling in the MASN booth during Mets games
Don Sutton in the MASN booth during Braves games
Low-def Nats games on MASN
Cheney throwing out the first pitch
The belching smoke from the burning kettle corn in the upper concourse at RFK
:rofl: forgot about marlon byrds car

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Re: Bad Nationals Nostalgia
« Reply #199: July 30, 2012, 09:58:46 PM »
I had no idea about Byrd's car :shock: :rofl: