Thursday, February 03, 2005

Who wears the pants?

Down at the bottom of this interesting profile of Jose Guillen over at the Washington Times, we learn that Bowden received sage council from his children:

"I didn't have a choice," he said. "Tyler and Chad, two of my boys, said, 'Dad you have to bring Guillen. He throws the best [batting practice] of any of the players we had.' That is why we made the deal."


What I want to know is whether these kids were also responsible for the Guzman and Castilla signings, in which case, someone needs to give these kids a lesson on stats, fast. If not, well, then they out-performed their dad, and we have to figure out how to get them more involved!

The Times also reports that the city CFO is likely to soon endorse multiple private financing proposals. They confirm that partial-season plans go on sale next week, and that pretty much all of those tickets are going to be in the upper deck. April 16th will be Kids Day, and the new mascot will be unveiled then. I guess I'll have my daughter in tow two games in a row. The opening day game will have fireworks and a concert.

For those interested, the National Press Club will be having a D.C. baseball event, with Nats president Tony Tavares scheduled to sit on a panel from 8 to 9:15PM. Tickets are free, but seating is limited; mail mlindsay@gwu.edu with requests.

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