I have not been able to post a story/recap/dirty limerick for a while now, and I thank the editors of the Farraguter for being so understanding due to a short vacation and the inevitable backlog of work upon my return to my real job. However, I don’t feel so bad because I didn’t really miss much. Oh yeah, except the Capitals made it to the second round and took the number one seeded New York Rangers to the seventh game where they unfortunately came up a little short, losing 2-1. Even though the expectations at the start of the season were so high, somehow this second round exit feels more fulfilling than previous years.
The Washington Nationals continue to be a feel good story in the early part of the baseball season. They are currently .5 game behind Atlanta for the NL East division lead due to a walk-off grand slam by Cincinnati’s Joey Votto last night. They look to rebound as they begin a 7-game home stand tonight against the San Diego Padres. Unfortunately, it appears the injury bug has struck as the Nationals have lost Jayson Werth (a broken wrist) and Wilson Ramos (a torn ACL) in under a week.
Also, the Washington Redskins have made a couple announcements since the last time I posted anything: First, in news that will shock absolutely no one, Robert Griffin III will be the starting quarterback for the Redskins this season. Second, the team will wear throwbacks in honor of the 80th anniversary of the team twice this season. The uniforms will be worn for two of the home games this season which have not been announced yet.
Finally, the DC United were the first-ever visitor to the new soccer stadium in Houston, the BBVA Compass Stadium. They played the part of polite guests by allowing the Houston Dynamo to score the only goal of the afternoon on a rocket by Brad Davis. Currently, United stand in third place in the East behind New York and Kansas City and return home Wednesday to take on the Colorado Rapids.