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My Second Mention in the Washington Post

February 15th, 2014 · No Comments · baseball, hockey, politics, popular culture

One of my now favorite sports writers for the Washington Post, Tracee Hamilton, wrote a column today, Olympic hockey rules for overtime and shootouts,  http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/olympics/wp/2014/02/15/olympic-hockey-rules-for-overtime-and-shootouts/. This followed the dramatic eight round shoot-out, technically in International Hockey referred to as Game Winning Shots (GWS), where the U.S. beat Russia in a preliminary round game in hockey 3-2.

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Updates From The War of the Nationals

August 29th, 2013 · No Comments · baseball

I coordinate a season ticket group for Nationals games. Each year we have a draft where the games are allocated, Ellen and I get 27 home games (of the 81) plus we pick up perhaps 5 or 6 additional games for one reason or another. Because of other conflicts and our general rule of not […]

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As Usual A Sports Team I Root For Is Toying With Me – Go Nationals

August 27th, 2013 · No Comments · baseball

So after last year’s magical baseball carpet ride with the Nationals which ended when Drew Storen pulled on that thread hanging out of the carpet and unraveled the whole thing, THIS YEAR has been a tough go of it. Terrible fielding, slumps by almost everyone not injured and not named Werth, and the off-season free […]

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Federal News Countdown, the Nationals, and the Maryland Renaissance Festival

August 15th, 2013 · No Comments · baseball, Entertainment, government, washington nationals

FEDERAL NEWS COUNTDOWN As many of you know (assuming that there is in fact a ‘you’, that is people who read this), I am fortunate to be asked back by the evidently non-discerning, but always interesting and entertaining, Francis Rose to be on his show the Federal News Countdown, http://www.federalnewsradio.com/?nid=155. I will be on tomorrow, […]

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Last Day of Our Spring Training Pilgrimage

March 18th, 2013 · No Comments · baseball, washington nationals

Saturday, March 16th, was our last day at the Nationals Spring Training in the Viera/Melbourne area. The game was on MASN and was scheduled for 6pm so we spent a mostly leisurely time during the day. Of course, leisurely for me meant working on grading participation in my UMUC class. We had lunch at one […]

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Our Annual Nationals Spring Training Pilgrimage – Day 3

March 16th, 2013 · No Comments · baseball, restaurants

Today was an away game in Jupiter against the Cardinals. The Cardinals are one of the few other East Coast Florida teams, we have gone to a Jupiter game almost every year we have gone to Spring Training. Jupiter is a just under a two-hour drive south of Viera. The desire of the Nationals to […]

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Nationals Spring Training Pilgrimage – Two Days Down, Two To Go

March 15th, 2013 · No Comments · amarc, baseball, government, hockey, mobility, washington nationals

It is always great fun coming to Nationals Spring Training. For those of you who have never done so, I would recommend it (either for the Nationals if that is your favorite baseball team, or for whichever team is). The weather is pretty nice, especially the further north you live, the pace is informal, the […]

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The NHL and Revenue Sharing

December 30th, 2012 · No Comments · baseball, hockey

I wrote about the Hockey Lockout earlier this month, http://www.ourownlittlecorner.com/2012/12/08/my-two-cents-about-the-hockey-lockout/. Sadly the lockout continues though there are some signs that it may be finally coming to an end. It seems to me that the fundamental problem with the NHL is that the owners have not come to terms with the economic realities of modern professional […]

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My Two Cents About the Hockey Lockout

December 8th, 2012 · No Comments · baseball, hockey

My spectator sports life normally has symmetry about it. Six months of the year I care about the Washington Nationals and six months of the year I care about the Washington Capitals. While I notice that Washington has a professional basketball team and have flung in my face that it has a professional football team, […]

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Turning A Page

October 2nd, 2012 · No Comments · baseball, washington nationals

Last night I had the pleasure of going to a game lost by the Washington Nationals. And, of course, the reason was that in the middle of the 9th inning, we found out that the Pittsburgh Pirates had beaten the second place Atlanta Braves which meant the Nationals had won the National League East. I […]

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