I had questioned why the Nationals and Dodgers needed to play a double header, especially with the Dodgers traveling cross country.

Evidently mother nature agreed with me.

Game 2 was rained out.
The Dodgers get out of Dodge. I guess it will be only 161 games for the boys in blue.

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Thank you Orioles

The Orioles seemed hell bent to NOT win today. Willie Randolph kept sending home runners and it seemed like every single out was made at either home or at third base.

But they won.
A pair of extra inning wins against the Yankees in back to back games.
And the Yankees have to fly west to face Weaver, Haren and Santana in Anaheim.

Hopefully that could be an Angels series win.
Either way, the Red Sox are hovering around the Division Lead. A modest win streak matched with a modest Yankee losing streak…

I’m not giving up on the Division yet!!!

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A question about the Dodgers-Nationals double header

Rain yesterday forced the Dodgers and Nationals to play a double header today.
Here’s a question:

Seriously. Why did they need to play both games?
The Dodgers are going to San Francisco tonight and let’s face it, neither team are playing this October.

The Nationals are 16 1/2 games out of a playoff spot with 21 games to play.
The Dodgers trail Arizona by 11 1/2 games with 20 left.

Yeah it is POSSIBLE that they could get hot, the Braves and Diamondbacks could collapse and a Nationals vs. Dodgers game could be an NLCS preview.

Is that possibility REALLY worth playing 2 meaningless games in what will no doubt be an empty Nationals Park?

Play ball.

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