TWIT: The Week in Tweets, June 8

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Fantasy lede: “WASHINGTON — The #Braves shut down hot-hitting Stephen Strasburg on Saturday, but still lost 2-0 to the #Nationals.” #Nats

Morse, in return to #Nats lineup, has four bounce outs to SS in four trips to the plate. What’s that, a Golden Groundhog? #MLB #Braves

A perfectly unanswerable question: Who hit the ball the farthest in #MLB history — that is, if you laid all his hits end to end?

How about this as a nickname for Bryce Harper: Kid Sock. (Copyright pending.) #Nats #MLB

#Thunder’s Serge Ibaka making 11 of 11 FGs reminds me of #Celtics‘ Scott Wedman doing same thing — with four 3s — vs. LA in ‘85 Finals.

Here’s the box of the Wedman game (which I covered). The kicker: He went 0 for 2 on FTs. #Thunder #Celtics


At the ballpark, where the #Nationals will try to lay waste to the #Braves for the fifth time in five games this season. #MLB

4 lefties in bullpen now that #Nats have called up Mike Gonzalez. 1980 #WhiteSox had 4 LH starters (Burns, Trout, Baumgarten, Kravec). #MLB

The #Braves had a 19-year-old like Bryce Harper once — Andruw Jones. Homered in his first two World Series at bats in 1996 vs. NYY. #Nats

I honestly think Harper is making some of his teammates feel inadequate. They’re certainly swinging the bat that way. #MLB

A day after his Golden Groundhog (4 bouncers to the shortstop), Morse is halfway to a Golden Sombrero. #Nats #MLB

Teddy was so pathetic in today’s Presidents Race, you would have thought he was running up San Juan Hill. #Nats #MLB

It’s like the #Nats returned the opening KO for a TD, intercepted a pass on the first series for another score, and have punted ever since.

Not vintage Gio today. More like Chevy Geo. But he’s managing so far. #Nats #Braves #MLB

Gio, channeling his Inner H-Rod, just threw one to the backstop. #Nats #Braves #MLB

When your 3 hitter is slugging .338 and your 5 guy is fresh out of rehab, every run looks big to you. That’s where the #Nats are at. #MLB

Harper’s biggest problem isn’t that he’s been thrown out trying to stretch hits 2 days in row. It’s that nobody’s on base when he does. #Nats

That’s my way of saying: How much longer can Davey wait to move him to the middle of the order? #Nats #MLB


Keep seeing replays of #Tiger‘s flop shot. Every time, I think: He can’t possibly make this again. #Memorial #PGATour

Which raises an interesting question: Who was better at 19, #Tiger Woods or Bryce Harper? (Don’t answer too quickly.) #Nats #Memorial

Love old-time relief pitchers. In Jim Konstanty’s 1950 Cy Young year, he had stints of 10 and 9 innings. #Phillies #MLB

The #NFL says: “replacement officials.” I think: “mail-order brides.” #AdventuresInZebrahood

Every time the #NFLPA issues a statement, it loses more credibility. Backing #NFL refs because of their role as “first responders”? Please.

… Safety in the #NFL starts with the players themselves. How important is it, really, to take somebody’s head off? #NFLPA

The #NFL and #NFLPA are just in one long pissing match now. Anything the league does, the union will find fault with.

The highlight of Dwyane Wade’s interview in NYT Sunday Magazine: “Every man should travel with baby wipes.” #Heat #NBA


Thought about using an electric vehicle charging station at FedEd Field today, but then I realized: I don’t have an electric car. #Redskins

Was at FedEx, by the way, for 2012 #Redskins credentialing, which involves fingerprinting. Next year: Retinal scans. #NFL

Maybe, to avoid confusion about no-contact rule for OTAs, #NFL should say to teams: “Just tell the players to pretend it’s the Pro Bowl.”

If #NFL does start season with replacement officials, it should broaden replay rules so that EVERYTHING is reviewable, including coin flips.

#Nats pitchers at the plate: You can’t stop them. You can only hope to contain them. Single by Zimmermann pushes Espi to third. #Mets #MLB

Fire Marshall Bill warming up in the #Nats bullpen. #HRod #Mets #MLB

You’ve heard of Air Jordans? Well, that was Err Jordanny. #Nats #Mets #MLB

If this #Nats game goes on much longer, they might have to bring in Ankiel to finish it. #Mets #MLB

Just when I was beginning to wonder whether Steve McCatty had any innings left in his arm, Bryce wins it. #Nats #Mets #MLB

The #Celtics‘ hidden star tonight: Mickael Pietrus, doing his very best James Posey ‘08 imitation. #Heat #NBA

One of the many reasons Harper is destined for greatness: Cuz he doesn’t get discouraged after a couple of iffy at bats. Self-belief. #Nats

… What we’re seeing, more and more, is that the kid lives for the next AB, lives for The Stage. You can’t teach that. #Nats

After #Nats‘ win, I was hoping Davey would say, “The best thing about Bryce’s [walk-off] hit is that he couldn’t try to stretch it to a 2B.”


The strategy of the #Saints players is clear: They’re going to throw Gregg Williams under the bus, and keep backing it up over him. #NFL

Thing is, #NFL players will say just about anything under duress. They might tear Achilles in hoops game + say they did it training. #Saints

As Mike Shanahan will soon discover, Richmond in August ain’t exactly Greeley, Colo. #Redskins #TrainingCampMove #Broncos #NFL

 At least the #Redskins aren’t moving training camp to a mysterious island, where their team plane would be met by a midget named Tattoo.

I think I know which horse Justin Blackmon is betting on in the Belmont. #IllHaveAnother #Jaguars #NFL

What worries me most about the #NFL‘s threat to hire replacement officials is that, in the interim, Ed Hochuli might lose some muscle tone.

I never realized until tonight how much Joey Crawford looks like Dr. Evil. #Spurs #Thunder #NBA #AustinPowers

#Spurs by 15 in the 2nd. The crowd in OKC looks glum. In fact, I think I saw a guy with a T-shirt that said: “I’d rather be fracking.” #NBA

#Nats have only 2 kinds of starting pitchers this year, it seems: winners and hard-luck losers. Congrats to Edwin Jackson for crossing over.


This is Derek Fisher’s 8th #NBA Finals (5 wins). How’s that for a career? #Thunder #Lakers

Here’s hoping Chien-Ming didn’t get up on the Wang side of the bed today. #Nats #Mets #MLB

#Pats release Ochocinco. But as luck would have it, the Allen Wranglers are looking for a receiver. #TO #NFL


I’ve got just one thing to say about I’ll Have Another being scratched from the #Belmont: … And Make It A Double.

Mr. Ed couldn’t save the #Belmont now.

On the plus side, at least I’ll Have Another isn’t pulling out because he has a concussion. #Belmont


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Dan Daly has been writing about sports for the Washington Times since 1982. He has won numerous national and local awards, appears regularly in NFL Films’ historical features and is the co-author of "The Pro Football Chronicle,” a decade-by-decade history of the game. Follow Dan on Twitter at @dandalyonsports –- or e-mail him at

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