Cheap Seats Daily: Introducing the Open Letter Tracking Service™?

Hot Stove League update: The Nationals sign a guy named "Pudge."
The Washington Times headline writer assumes everybody knows who the Pudge in question is. The Nats' new Pudge, AKA Ivan Rodriguez, no longer wears the nickname real well.
First of all, he's 38 years old, and "Pudge" is one of those handles that doesn't age with [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Could Henry ‘Cocksucker’ Allen Work Up a Charticle?

For this week's despised-by-visionaries print edition of Washington City Paper, I took a shot at my first charticle. Couple things I came away with:
1)Henry Allen really is a cocksucker. Charticles are hard as balls.
2)Charticles don't work real well in the pro-visionary online format. See for yourself! But charticles are grand in print. So pick up [...]

Cheap Seats Daily: Name Changes Again the Talk of the Town’s Teams?

Today is Elvin Hayes' birthday. Big E is 64.
Hayes was the star power forward on the Baltimore/Washington Bullets during the 1970s. The team went to the NBA Finals four times in that decade.
FOUR times! The NBA Finals!
Four times! (OK: Hayes was only there for three of 'em. But, still...)
And, of course, the Bullets won one [...]

Oversight? Or: A Spurned Coach’s Revenge?

Fascinating story yesterday on Josh Barr's recruiting blog at the Washington Post. Barr tells how O'Connell star Kendall Marshall, almost a sure thing for the Post's All-Met teams this season, didn't even make the all-star team for his own league, the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference .
And not because of his play this season: Marshall was [...]