Saturday, January 08, 2005

Cannons in Washington

If the Nats can't find a major league team for the April 3 exhibition game, the Potomac Cannons would love to play. I saw speculation that they were going to try to get the Yankees, but the Yankees and Red Sox open the season on ESPN2 that night. I wouldn't mind getting to see some of our prospects...

There's a Washington Times article today that I would have thought said the obvious... that the team will carry forward franchise records from Montreal, but will also recognize Washington baseball records that span some records that are franchise records for the Twins and Rangers (the Ravens do the same thing).

Apparently, prospects that are nearly ready for the bigs are going through a rookie orientation program here in the D.C. area, including Larry Broadway (1B), Ryan Church (OF) and Michael Hinckley (LHP). The last two certainly have a real chance of making the 25-man roster, or would if I were GM ;-)


At 11:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking really quickly at the schedule, it looks like the Orioles open at home on the 4th and don't have a game on the third. Sure Angelos won't be in the mood to do anyone any favors, but with no Os/Nats game this year, seems like a no-brainer to me.

-- Sam

At 11:31 AM, Blogger John said...

The Orioles would be a natural choice, but I'd suspect that Angelos isn't going to want to do any favors until he's compensated to his satisfaction.

At 8:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Orioles will be in Philadelphia on April 3, the day after the Tigers are at Citizens Bank Park. (Don't know if Detroit has a game scheduled for Sunday, or where or when it opens its regular season.) I realize everyone had their hearts set on either Baltimore, Boston or the Yankees as an exhibition foe, but the Tigers would be fine too. Remember, they were the opponents for RFK's first-ever baseball game in April 1962 (and the Senators beat them!).


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