Thursday, August 25, 2005

Hey, Wilbon likes the Nats!

An amazing thing occurred today. I'm not going to preface this announcement with something lame like "Are you sitting down?" but I probably should. It's mind-blowing. Okay, are you ready:

Wilbon wrote a Nats column.

I know, it's shocking. How shocking? Well, as ¡Yurasko! wagged this morning, it's his first or second. The other possible candidate is at best debatable, since it was all about Roger Clemens, who lamentably doesn't pitch for the Nats.

Now, I should say that Wilbon is an NBA/NFL guy primarily, with some NCAA hoops mixed in for good measure. Eight or nine months a year, this guy works like crazy. He just doesn't write about baseball---and when he has, he hasn't written about the Nats. Until now.

You don't believe me? Here's his body of work, since the baseball season began. I'll even fudge it a bit and include the last week of March:

---> April 4: "Illini are biting at the underdog role"; take a guess.
---> April 6: "Good teams start with good coaching"; NBA, general.
---> April 10: "It's no way to finish"; NBA, Wizards.
---> April 22: "The NFL draft is anyone's guess"; pigskin.
---> April 23: "Jordan's Wizards, NBA running in right direction"; NBA, Wizards and general.
---> April 24: "It's time for some stops, or Wizards won't move forward"; NBA, Wizards and Wilbonian Chicago fix.
---> April 25: "It's only one game, no wonder"; NBA, Wizards-Bulls.
---> April 27: "In Southeast, wish list is dream come true"; tennis, human interest.
---> April 28: "No defense in going down 0-2"; NBA, Wizards angst.
---> April 30: "Bring it all back home"; basically, basketball-in-DC.
---> May 1: "Winning sum is big man plus 'big three' "; NBA, Wizards.
---> May 3: "Wizards, Dixon make a quick turnaround"; guess.
---> May 4: "What can Brown do for you"; NBA, Kwame Brown.
---> May 5: "At the buzzer, the sound of something new"; NBA, Wizards.
---> May 7: "Something to shout about"; NBA, Wizards.
---> May 9: "These longshots cannot misfire"; NBA, Wizards.
---> May 10: "Giving the selection some venue"; NBA, MVP.
---> May 11: "Big fella and Wade get more than enough help"; NBA, Shaq-fu.
---> May 13: "Blinded by the flash"; NBA, Wizards-Heat.
---> May 15: "A foundation to build on"; NBA, Wizards.
---> May 18: "There are some good games on the late shift"; NBA.
---> May 19: Suns-Mavs gamer.
---> May 20: "This MVP also leads in modesty"; NBA.
---> May 23: "Quietly making noise"; NBA.
---> May 25: "The great series that will not be"; NBA.
---> May 28: "Bowen: the steel glove"; NBA.
---> June 2: "A peripatetic pro on the precipice"; NBA, Larry Brown, alliteration.
---> June 6: "It is, and always will be, about O'Neal"; NBA, Shaq-fu.
---> June 6: "A flawed-character study"; NFL, Sean Taylor.
---> June 7: "Pistons play like champions"; guess.
---> June 9: "Spurs vs. Pistons: the perfect match-up"; guess.
---> June 12: "Requiem for a heavyweight"; Mike Tyson, children-eating.
---> June 13: " 'It's a hard feeling, not to be a violent man anymore' "; Tyson.
---> June 15: "Third game is the charm"; NBA Finals.
---> June 17: "Finals are a place to feel at home"; guess.
---> June 18: "Uneven play raises a series of questions"; NBA Finals.
---> June 20: "The specialist closes the deal"; NBA Finals.
---> June 21: "Sweet payback for a survivor"; NBA Finals.
---> June 22: "Taking their show on the road"; NBA Finals.
---> June 23: "The duality of a big man"; NBA, 'Sheed introspection.
---> June 24: "Duncan plays like Duncan"; guess.
---> July 9: "A case of dollars and sense"; NBA, Wizards, bye-bye Larry Hughes.
---> July 16: "So long, Kwame, thanks for nothing"; guess.
---> July 19: "I come to praise Tiger, not bury him; golf, guess.
---> July 23: "Monumental presence"; BASEBALL!!!! (Roger Clemens exclusively). ---> July 25: "Iconoclastic backs live parallel lives"; NFL, Ricky/Riggins (?).

---> August 2: "On first day of camp, Portis' voice carries"; NFL, 'Skins.
---> August 3: "We want pennant suspense, but we just get suspensions"; BASEBALL!!! (all 'roids).
---> August 8: "Men's game has a long rally ahead"; tennis, Legg Mason.
---> August 10: "The Redskins' old kid on the block"; guess.
---> August 12: "Palmeiro has his 15 minutes of shame";
BASEBALL!!! (Cpt. Winstrol).
---> August 14: "What does it all mean"; NFL, 'Skins
---> August 24: "A very familiar accusation"; Lance Armstrong, more 'roids.

Yep, this is the first one exclusively on the Nats.

The column itself, which deals with the "do-able" proposition of the Nats winning the column, is pretty good aside from the proposition itself being rather far-fetched. Still, this line is an amazing one for Nats' fans to ponder:

You think things can't change in a hurry? The White Sox lost eight games off a 15-game lead in 24 days. The Nationals don't have to make up that kind of ground.

No, they don't. But they did have that kind of ground to lose recently and did in fact lose it with similar haste.

Of course, that was back in July, before Wilbon noticed the Nats.

Hey, he wrote a column on September 30, 2004 too...
Back before the team even had a name! ;-)
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No honest really, he was right there in front of me, next to the steaks singing "Love me Tender".

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