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"Hail To The Redskins, Hail Victory...."

[September 24th] -- About this time 34 years ago, the Washington Senators began to pack for their move to Dallas-Ft. Worth, and the eyes of the Washington sports community turned to The Redskins and their new coach, George Allen. Today, the way the Nationals played, I wouldn't be surprised if some of the Nationals' fans in the stadium began to think about the Seahawks game next week.

It was a pretty lousy game. John Patterson was "off" for the 3rd game in a row. Ryan Zimmerman looked like rookie - finally - and Cristian Guzman got booed out of his shoes when he dropped a routine pop-up to shallow left field. The Nationals came back to take a 5-4 lead on a two out, two run single by Nick Johnson [Brandon Watson got thrown out at home plate of course] but lost the lead the next inning when Travis Hughes gave up a couple of long shots.

And what's with giving up two homers to the player formerly known as Mike Piazza? He's too old to be doing that kind of thing.

OK, so they've given up and are in a free fall. That's OK. They're our guys who have given up and are in a free fall, and not some bunch of no names hanging out in some concrete cavern in Montreal.

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