Monthly Archives: July 2010

NTSB reenactment of 2009 Metro crash

This NTSB reenactment of last year’s crash is difficult to watch, especially knowing the outcome. One detail I (and others) noticed was at the circuit prior to the collision, the Automatic Train Control briefly goes to 0 mph, then back … Continue reading

Posted in Metro | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Tale of two big men

Albert Haynesworth failed his sprinting test. On Thursday. And Friday. Adam Dunn came to the Nationals and learned a new position. He’s now a serviceable first baseman. Albert Haynesworth skipped mini-camps, demanded a trade and took a lot of money … Continue reading

Posted in Baseball, Football | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Thank you, thank you

So, we just got our 100th visitor! Isn’t that exciting? It’s only taken three weeks. And WordPress will start paying us when we average 25,000 views a month. We just need to keep trending upward; you, the reader, need to … Continue reading

Posted in Rants | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

To sell or not to sell the fans down the river

With the Matt Capps trade yesterday, things just got a lot more interesting. It is a shrewd GM that sells a closer when his team is not playoff bound. Especially shrewd because if Capps came back to the Nats, he … Continue reading

Posted in Baseball | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Dear D.C. United: I’m sorry

It’s all my fault. Well, maybe not my fault, but certainly that of people like me. We can go boil in Dupont Circle for the U.S.-England game but we can’t get to one of your games. You are having your … Continue reading

Posted in Soccer, The City | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Strasburg DL’d for inflammation of the shoulder

Post story If I had to put this on a scale of concern from a Latos sneeze (the low-end) to a Mark Fidrych’s arm after 1977 (the HIGH end) I’d say it’s a lot more sneezarific. Why not to be … Continue reading

Posted in Baseball | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Screeching into second place

I like this Matt Johnson dude. He has the time and knowledge to crank out nice analytical pieces about Metro and other rapid-transit systems, and readers should take note. This one might take the cake though, and it’s only part … Continue reading

Posted in Metro | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment