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Nats Pitcher Stephen Strasburg's Delivery

Hello Everyone! I’m back after slacking off for some time now, and DCist decided to use this composite for their article calling out the Nats for the second half. I hope that these Nats images, and some images from Caps development camp will kickstart the creative juices getting me going on this blog again.

aka the Affable Mad Bomber

Dunn really got his arms extended!

Bernadina flies home

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Pregame on the VC Scoreboard

Pregame on the VC Scoreboard

Last night, Robin and I took part in what has become our new tradition, celebrate our anniversary with the opening of hockey season. The Caps put on a show against the Bruins in their opener on the road and were coming home to face the Leafs. The only real question was if the Maple Leafs propensity for violence could put the Caps off their game and literally beat them into submission (especially without long time enforcer Donald Brashear). Coming back for our second year as season ticket holders, we greeted others who would be sharing our section for the next 42 games and settled into our now familiar vantage from the upper deck. Everyone loves the on the ice feel of the lower bowl, but sitting at the blue line in the front rows of the mezzanine means we have a great view of the whole ice and get to see every play develop from corner to corner. This meant that we had  a great view of the first two periods as the Caps precision passing and sound defense (yes, sound defense) gave them a 6-1. Unfortunately, it also meant we could clearly see the wide open passing lanes and poor positioning that allowed the Leafs to make the score much closer than the game seemed. All in all, it was a great night to be in Chinatown.

Yes she blinked, but we only took one cause we wanted to get dinner!

Yes she blinked, but we only took one cause we wanted to get dinner!

Opening faceoff at VC 2009-10

Opening faceoff at VC 2009-10

VC Rocking the Red

lVC Rocking the Red

Update: WeLoveDC used the opening faceoff as part of their Weekend Flashback 10/2-10/4/09! WeLoveDC loves my hockey pics, apparently even when I  take them with Robin’s pink camera.

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Ovechkin lays the lumber on Green

Ovechkin lays the lumber on Green

WeLoveDC loves my sports pics! This one appears in their 2009-2010 Caps Season Preview. This image is from training camp and shows how hard the team practiced. These two veterans? had no doubts about making the team, but even in a scrimmage they were trading hooks and slashes to get any advantage. Hopefully, they will play this hungry all season and make it to the finals so I can see Detroit lift the Cup here!

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It was close, but the bullpen blew it again!

It was close, but the bullpen blew it again!

That’s right baseball fans, the Washington Nationals have lost 100 games two years in a row. I had the privilage of  being there to see thanks to some free tickets courtesy of the American Red Cross. It was actually a very good, although ridiculously long, game, but in true Nats fashion the bullpen couldn’t do what they needed to do. Fortunately, going to a baseball game is much easier win or lose, when you live within walking distance, so whether or not they’re even competitive next year I’m sure I’ll see my share of games. Enjoy some pictures below of other things at the stadium besides the game (I’ll give you a hint: the theme is “things to distract you from the bad play”)

Cheerleaders! aka the Nat Pack

Cheerleaders! aka the Nat Pack

Beer!                                     and peanuts

Beer! and peanuts

Food! and Beer! (yes, there is a Five Guys in the stadium)

Food! and Beer! (yes, there is a Five Guys in the stadium)

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Mike Knuble battles Sean Collins for the puck

Seen on DCist!

Dcist used this image from  Caps Training Camp for their recap of last nights game. Robin and I were at the Verizon Center for the game, sitting in the lower bowl because preseason games never fill up. The offense was fantastic! The Caps top line demonstrated some beautiful passing and finishing, and newcomer Mike Knuble showed why he was signed by scoring a goal off his leg in front of the net and a pretty wrister from the top of the slot. Alexander Semin flashed one of the most beautiful feeds I’ve seen in a long time on the powerplay, with a no look, behind the back pass right onto Ovechkin’s stick. Ov then easily beat Chicago’s (probable backup) goalie Corey Crawford. It was a great 1st night of the hockey season for us.

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Make a wish Triathlon picnic after the event

Make a wish Triathlon picnic after the event

This past weekend, Robin and I went to Rehoboth Beach to visit Robin’s mom, but more importantly to support our friend who decided to run a triathlon. This was her first (that I know of) endurance event. Marji said that when she registered they asked her what she was – a runner, swimmer, or biker. After an awkward pause she responded with “a volleyball player” which earned her the response of  . . . ok. Despite a case of the nerves, and a start time of early in the morning she did it. We didn’t make it in time for the swimming portion, but were there to cheer her on at the bike/run transition and as she crossed the finish line. All in all it was a beautiful day and Marji showed some serious determination and toughness to finish in a great time of about three and a half hours.

Marji heads toward the end of the biking section

Marji heads toward the end of the biking section

The face of determination approaches the finish line

The face of determination approaches the finish line

A big smile because she made it!

A big smile because she made it!

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Ovie skates with his new linemate Knuble

Ovie skates with his new linemate Knuble

Taking advantage of the fact that my new job doesn’t start until next week, I made my way back Kettler to watch the Capitals hold their second scrimmage of the year. Team A, which features the probable top line of Ovechkin, Backstrom, and Knuble with Jose Theodore in net, faced Team C featuring traditional grind liners captain Chris Clark, Brooks Laich, Matt Bradley, and David Steckel.

Ovechkin opened the scoring shorthanded, victimizing Mike Green and minor league goalie Jason Bacashihua with his patented shot through the defenders legs to the top shelf. After three full periods, the score was tied at two so the game was set to be decided by the shootout. In the sixth round, with both teams having scored once,  Boyd Gordon got one passed Calder Cup MVP Michal Neuvirth and Theodore was able to stone David Steckel to give team A the victory.

All in all, it was great to spend an afternoon watching free hockey from a team that may compete for a Stanley Cup this year.

Theo Smiles

Theo Smiles

Mike Knuble and Brooks Laich battle for a puck

Mike Knuble and Brooks Laich battle for a puck

Defenseman Tom Poti brings the puck into the zone

Defenseman Tom Poti brings the puck into the zone

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