Tag Archives: Tony LaRussa

How the Nationals Did in the All-Star Game

Strasburg laughs when Verlander is announced as the All-Star starter.

The National League has won the All-Star Game by a score of 8-0. It was the most exciting All-Star game since never. It was very uninteresting. But despite this lack of entertainment, three of the Nationals star players made their Nationals All-Star debuts; Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez and Bryce Harper. Ian Desmond was made an All-Star as well, but was kept far away from the stadium for the fear that he would try to engage teammates in polite conversation. Few wanted that.

So how did each of the Nationals do in the game?

Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Glorious Leader Bryce Harper Makes the All-Star Team

Harper found out that he made the team in the middle of an at-bat. The ensuing celebratory dance and song delayed the game for half an hour, and brought many in the crowd to tears with its beauty.

Bryce Harper is an All-Star. Our efforts to get him elected, efforts that at one time seemed to have failed, clearly turned out successful, as Bryce is now on the team.

However, it wasn’t exactly democracy that helped Harper make the team. No, it was something a little more troubling. Bryce was placed on the team in a position of great power, replacing Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton was suspiciously injured, opening the door for a select group of powerful men like Tony LaRussa to pick whoever they so desired to fill that void.

It all seems a little off. Harper is not the choice of the people, but rather those who hold power over the people. As much as I love Harper, this was not democracy in action. This is the beginning of a dictatorship over baseball led by Bryce Harper. Well I have one thing to say about that…

Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Twentieth Spring Training Game: Washington Nationals vs. St. Louis Cardinal Numbers


After a strikeout, Ian Desmond gets in manager for the day Tony LaRussa's face, insisting the Cardinals throw slower and play fair.

The Washington Nationals had one of their worst games of the spring today as they lost 9-0 to the St. Louis Cardinals. Gio Gonzalez turned in a rocky outing, a tectonic shift from previous outings this spring. Hopefully this erosion doesn’t continue, and future Giology lessons prove to be more like what we saw earlier this year.

On of the offensive front, four people singled and two people walked. Sounds like an awkward high school party where there were 4 guys and 2 girls, and two of the guys had to leave, because the other guys and the girls were getting to first base. Raunchy stuff right there.

Tagged , , , , ,