Monday, July 28, 2008

Finding His Voice

When Barry Svrluga was "promoted" out of the Washington Post's Washington Nationals beat [okay, I should remove the quotation marks -- moving to obits would be a promotion. . .], I was distraught. I like the guy, and I like his writing. And Chico Harlan, his replacement, was hustling back from covering cricket in Australia. And no, that's not a joke.

But Chico has settled in very nicely, and may be just the man to cover these Washington nationals. I offer as evidence today's lede:

Over the last four games, counting Sunday afternoon, the Washington Nationals have managed two runs total. Yes, the sun will come up tomorrow, but it's never a good sign when it rises more often than a baseball team scores.

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