Dan Daly: Youth goes on display for Capitals

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FYI: In 1950, the Old Course played to a par of 73. It had 13 par-4 holes, three par-5s and two par-3s and measured 6,883 yards.

FYI, Part 2: Also competing in that British Amateur were Francis Ouimet, legendary winner of 1913 U.S. Open as a 20-year-old amateur, and Herbert Warren Wind, esteemed golf writer for the New Yorker.

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News item: According to the New York Daily News, Viagra has been used by a growing number of major leaguers - including Roger Clemens - as a performance enhancer.

Comment: Giving new meaning to the expression “high hard one.”

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I hope no one objects to the word “growing” in the previous item.

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Something just dawned on me. In Clemens’ case, the “E” in ERA might not stand for “earned.”

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Let’s face it, pitchers would apply Preparation H to their throwing arms if it would add 3 mph to their fastballs.

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Surprisingly, Viagra and Cialis have yet to be added to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of banned drugs, and they’re expected to show up at this summer’s Olympics.

(Insert your own pole vault joke here.)

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Dan Daly

Dan Daly

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 ddaly@washingtontimes.com.

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