Saturday, February 10, 2007
A Pile Of Garbage?
Perusing through various websites looking what outside The Beltway news sources might be writing about Our Washington Nationals, I came across this article at cbs.sportsline.com
The article claims, unequivocally, The Nationals will be "THE WORST TEAM IN BASEBALL" in 2007. If someone wants to make that prediction--fine. I don't necessarily agree with that assessment. Its their opinion though.
But, to claim our pitching is "A PILE OF GARBAGE" is way out of line. Certainly, our starting pitching is suspect, after John Patterson. However, we are a rebuilding team, with some talent on the mound. And, every single season, one player or two, steps up--pitchers you were not expecting much out of when the season began. For many young and well traveled throwers, 2007 may be the very best opportunity they have ever had to make the Big Leagues a career. I find all of that interesting and worth seeing play out, starting February 13 in Viera, Florida. Besides--Our Nationals might have one of the strongest bullpens in the game. If we can get to the 6th inning, Washington will have a chance.
I always look at the glass half full, never half empty. Although the Sportline author believes otherwise, there is no way, Our Washington Nationals will be worse than The Kansas City Royals. No Way. That thought just makes me shudder.
Also, I take great exception to another article in the Detroit News which states Our Nationals are a franchise "FADING FAST". What is this guy looking at, claiming The Nationals are doing "NOTHING"? An uninformed report like this is typical of many sports reporters claiming expertise in areas they know nothing about. I can guarantee this author has never thoroughly looked at the transformation occurring with The Nationals, on virtually a daily basis, since MLB turned over ownership to The Lerner Group. I read better educated, well thought out pieces each and every day in the various Nationals Blogs.
Being in Broadcast Journalism, for over 25 years, it always bothers me to see and read uninformed crap like this, from supposed PROFESSIONAL JOURNALIST.