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Check out @greatjake1958’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/greatjake1958/status/642137978081558536?s=09

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September 10, 2015 at 7:56 PM

The last one

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Yes, it’s Wednesday.
The Nationals’ season ended last Friday night.
No, I didn’t do this…though it would’ve been a good idea at the time:

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I’ve just been trying to sort out just what the fuck happened.
The night started off so well, with Bryce Harper & Ryan Zimmerman helping the Nats get off to a 6-0 lead. Up until the top of the 7th, no one panicked.
This next story is true. At the bar I was at Friday night, when Edwin Jackson took to the mound, a fellow Nats fan…wearing (I shit you not) a “Don’t Be a Clown, Bro!” T-shirt…put his head in his hands. If only I paid attention…
At any rate, we were all fine. That is, right up to the point where Drew Storen began to melt down. As the Cardinals start thinking…we have a chance?

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Sadly, because of Drew…and Ian Desmond…they did. Thus, what had been an early 6-0 lead for the Nats…became instead a 9-7 Cardinals win.
And I’m left with this entry…the last one in my “sharing” format with Google+/Twitter/Blogger. Since none of you bothered to follow the links, I stop as of now. However…
If you still want to see what Friday night was like, there are a pair of videos…made w/my cellphone camera…on my YouTube channel. (The 2nd one is from when I got home, and is a postmortem to the game/night.)
So there it is. No Natitude till spring training.

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Gary

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Wow. Just, wow…

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I admit I wanted the Cardinals to win this wild card “play-in” game tonight. Just so this NLDS with the Nats would be watchable for (at least) 5 games.
So why do I feel like shit?
Blame…the umpires.
Because, for starters, the home plate ump clearly botched a clear strike three on Cody Ross of the Braves…on account of giving time out while the pitcher was already in his delivery!!!
Next pitch, in the LF seats. 2-0 Atlanta. But, then the Braves began to do their best impersonation of the Cubs/Mets and fucked up in the field.

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At any rate, the final was 6-3 Cards. I’m telling you this now, because this game goes down in infamy for the LF umpire misinterpreting the infield fly rule.
By having a shortstop catch a ball…in short left field!! Thus leading to a 19 minute delay as Braves fans showed their true colors.
By throwing garbage on the field.
10-Cent Beer Night in Cleveland…Disco Demolition Night at (old) Comiskey Park in Chicago…shit, even the last Senators game in ’71 all pale in comparison to this obscenity tonight in Atlanta.

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Regardless of your opinion of Chipper Jones, he didn’t deserve to have his career end under these circumstances. For a moment I thought the game would end in a forfeit (like the incidents I mentioned).
Shit, Fredi Gonzalez decided he’d file a protest…denied, I understand, during the delay!!
All I can tell you is this: if this umpiring crew works the Nats’ series starting Sunday…

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…the above-mentioned picture says it all!!
Retweet this blog; +1 it on Google Plus; do what you can to spread the word. Tonight, the joy has been taken out of the MLB postseason…by assholes masquerading as umpires.

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Gary

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This’ll be fun…lol

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For those of you who read this blog, I have news for you.
Good news, I mean.

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So, here it is: beginning next week (around this time), I’ll write about the Nats’ postseason run on this blog…and share it here, which is my regular Nats blog on Blogger.

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The main reason being, my browser on my computer won’t support Blogger…so I write those on my phone. It’s that I want to share this experience with all of you, and this is how.
(Oh, one other thing. My YouTube channel seems to be fixed, so I’ll get back to how I was doing there soon. Slowly, though…LOL)
I just realized I can put these on Google Plus as well. So there’s another outlet…
Those of you in Philadelphia/Atlanta/Dallas/Pittsburgh…Penguins fans only, not Pirates/Steeler fans…are NOT allowed to see my YouTube channel or follow me on Twitter. Those of you I do follow, I keep around for laughs.

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So that’s it, gang. Just thought I’d let you all know about this move I’m making. Ciao, motherfuckers.

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And enjoy our Natitude…lol

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Gary

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Written by gonastynats

September 27, 2012 at 10:48 AM

“Social” media, sports and hypocrisy…what’s wrong with THIS picture?

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Boston Bruins

Boston Bruins (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A little late on this topic, I admit. I tried to write this last night (via my phone app), but no go. So…

It’s been 4 days since the Capitals won Game 7 of their 1st round series against the Bruins. Meaning it’s been 4 days since Joel Ward was subjected to such a vicious attack on his character (not to mention his color) on Twitter.

First–for the benefit of Boston sports fans–a history lesson, followed by the hypocrisy of it all.

The NEW backup for the Caps?

 

Does the name Willie O”Ree mean anything to you, Boston? Just in case it slipped your collective memories, I’ll refresh ’em for you:

Willie O’Ree, in 1958…April of that year, some 6 weeks before I showed up on this planet…was called up by the (wait for it) Boston Bruins!! In doing this, the NHL became integrated. Now, what happened next in Boston ties into the point I’m making.

In the mid ’70s, a federal judge there ordered that black schoolchildren were to be bussed into the neighborhoods of South Boston…lily-white South Boston, I might add. Needless to say, it didn’t go so well. I’m willing to bet, to this day there are still people there with racist attitudes over this.

Which leads me back to last week, and Twitter.

Ward

Ward (Photo credit: clydeorama)

To think that the assholes responsible for cyber-assaulting Joel Ward could be the descendents of these South Boston racists of the mid-’70s…is not that far beyond the realm. Notice I said “could”, NOT “are”. Keep that in mind.

It’s just I find it ironically hypocritical, that the fan base of the team that intergrated the NHL chose to inject racism into a Stanley Cup playoff game. Now, I’m the first one to tell you not ALL Bruins fans are like these skinhead bozos…just as not all Redskins fans are drunken boozehounds. (Believe me, I saw enough of that back when my brother had season tix to the Skins.)

It’s hypocritical to claim the moral high ground when it’s your OWN fan base behaving like assholes. (Witness the idiot who mooned Bryce Harperat the plate Saturday night at Dodger Stadium when he got his 1st hit as a National.) Every team, whether it’s high school/college/pro, has them. And I was glad to see tweets from normal Boston fans who denounced those bums.

Chimera and Ward Celebrate

Chimera and Ward Celebrate (Photo credit: clydeorama)

Thankfully I haven’t seen this type of shit go on as the 2nd round of the playoffs got underway on Saturday night at MSG. Still, it might take the Caps doing to the Rangers what the Bruins saw happen to them to set somebody off.

You never know. Anyway, if you want to find me across the social media universe, here are the other places I inhabit:

http://twitter.com/gonastynats

www.youtube.com/user/TheRealDCSportsNut

http://pageindependent.wordpress.com

http://thegreatovie8.blogspot.com

http://nastynatslivehereandeverywhere.blogspot.com

(The YouTube joint is on hiatus–meaning I’m not making videos right now. Software issue w/YT, is why. Until they fix it, I can’t make ’em.) All the others, you have to join ’em to comment. I erase spam/hate from ’em, too, so you’ve been warned.

A brief moment…

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I’m taking this break from watching the Caps game, to let you know I’ll be taking a trip come June.
To of all places…Boston.
Now normally I would put this on my Nats blog (on Blogger), but I figured I’d try and drum up interest in this blog. So…

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Here with a picture of me (on the right) with my brother Larry (center) at Nats Park in July of 2010.
The guy on the left is Larry’s buddy Charles Pannuzzio, who’s the assistant managing editor of the Northern Virginia Daily (in…I shit you not…Strasburg, VA). These two go on trips together for baseball/hockey/what have you.

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Charles’ friend Steve is in this picture between us. It’s his camera where these pics came from.
Anyway, details on our trip to come in the future. (By “our”, it’s Larry and me. I should’ve said that at the outset…lol)

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I promise I will let everyone know.

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Written by gonastynats

February 25, 2012 at 8:35 PM

Watch “The problem…is in GOAL!!” on YouTube

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https://www.youtube.com/v/XSiri7DSz04
I’ve had to rethink my opinion since making this.

Written by gonastynats

January 19, 2012 at 10:42 PM

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