The Washington Times - October 19, 2012, 11:02AM

Friday

Have the first four #Nats batters ever hit for the cycle? LaRoche needs only a single to complete it. #Cardinals #MLB

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Bryce now with three hits in the series, none of them singles. 2B, 3B, HR into RF stands. 4-0, #Nats#Cardinals #MLB

Morse plays balls in the LF corner like he’s got spike heels on. RBI double by Holliday breaks the ice for the #Cardinals. 6-1, #Nats#MLB

Saturday

ESPN.com ’s excerpt from my book on the early #NFL: The unusual career of Bill Belichick’s dad. http://es.pn/OYWXpA  #Pats

Sunday

At FedEx Field waiting for the kickoff of a 4:25 game that has no business being a 4:25 game. #Redskins #Vikings #NFL

Since coming to Washington 1937, the #Redskins have had seven home losing streaks of five games or more. Two have come under Mike Shanahan.

The #Redskins dropped their last five at home in 2010, Shanny’s first season here, and now have lost eight in a row — and 13 of 15. #NFL

The #Redskins‘ longest home losing streak is 10 games in 1960-61. They lost 9 in a row under Norv Turner in ‘93-94. #NFL

Mike Shanahan: The man never won a coin toss he couldn’t defer. #Redskins opt to kick. #Vikings #NFL

Peterson, who left FedEx Field last December with a blown out knee, just broke a 32-yarder. Medicine is an amazing thing. #Redskins #Vikes

#Vikings to #Redskins: Don’t think for a second we’re going to let Alfred Morris beat us. Minus-4, Minus-3. #NFL

#RG3’s 76-yard TD run reminded me of this 71-yarder by Steve McNair on a Sunday night in Tampa in ‘98. http://bit.ly/R6hK7H  #Redskins #Vikes

Most rushing yards in a game by an #NFL QB: Vick ‘02 173, Vick ‘06 166, Tobin Rote ‘51 150, Vick ‘03 141, #RG3 ‘12 138. #Redskins

A 76-yard TD run by an #NFL QB? Aw, that’s nothin’. Steve Bono had one of those for the #Chiefs in ‘95. http://bit.ly/QmzBal #Redskins #RG3

Vick’s longest TD run in the #NFL, by the way, is 46 yards in ‘02 — vs. the #Vikes(!). It was in OT. http://bit.ly/UZcrwh  #Redskins #RG3

Please note: #RG3 has yet to catch a pass this season. You know that’s coming. No doubt about it. #Redskins #NFL

Tuesday

#Broncos are only 5th #NFL team since WW2 to win game after trailing by 24 or more at half. The 1st? http://bit.ly/S1PaFS  #Eagles #Redskins

Of course, if you want to count playoff games, then it’s happened 6 times. The granddaddy of them all: http://bit.ly/R8vQFJ #Broncos #Eagles

James Harrison says he’s had “double digit” concussions. Gee, I never would have guessed. #NFL #Steelers

Movie billing: “It’s ‘School of Rock’ meets ‘Rocky.’” What if we’d prefer that “School of Rock” and “Rocky” remain estranged?

Wednesday

Not enough attention is paid in the #NFL to yards lost on kneeldowns. That’s the QB I want, the guy who leads the league in THAT category.

I’m expecting the #NHL players to turn down the owners’ latest offer. I mean, it doesn’t mention anything about free Zamboni rides. #Caps

Is it fair to say Justin Verlander is treading on Sandy Koufax/Bob Gibson turf in this postseason? #MLB #Tigers #Dodgers #Cardinals

Thursday

RIP, Eddie Yost, a man who knew how to take a pitch (in an era when it wasn’t particularly fashionable). #Senators #MLB #Nats

Yost was a statistical curiosity. Low-average hitter (.254), little power (.371 slug), yet drew 1,614 BB, 11th-most. #MLB #Senators #Nats

The only players with 1,500+ BB and less than 1,000 strikeouts: Gehrig, Ott, Ted Williams, Musial … and Eddie Yost. #MLB #Senators #Nats

The only players with career BA under .260 and OBP of .375+ (min. 2,500 PA): Harmon Killebrew, Gene Tenace … and Eddie Yost. #MLB

Most seasons with 125+ BB: Babe Ruth and Barry Bonds 10, Ted Williams 8 … and Eddie Yost 7. #MLB #Senators #Nats

OK, that’s my tribute to “The Walking Man,” Eddie Yost. A marvel. And a Washington Senator for 15 years (1944-58). #MLB #Nats

Except for one thing: I would love to have somebody like Yost hitting in front of Bryce Harper for the next decade. #Nats #MLB #Senators

Is it just me, or is Jimmy Leyland inching toward Dick Williams status? (3 NLCS w/ #Pirates, WS win w/ #Marlins, 2 WS w/ #Tigers.) #MLB