- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 29, 2008

TODAY’S BEST BET ON TELEVISION

With a two-hour extravaganza, “Lost” wraps up its season.

HE SAID WHAT?

“Now I know what 39-year-old middle infielders feel like playing every day. It’s very hard.” - Bret Boone, who retired after a stint in Class AAA in the Nationals‘ farm system

LOCAL POWER RANKINGS

1. ERASMUS JAMES

The injury-plagued pass rusher never panned out in Minnesota. If he gives the Redskins a lift, props to the front office; if he doesn’t, no harm done (they get their draft pick back).

2. TIGER WOODS

Eldrick was in town Tuesday to promote his Phone Company Rodeo at Congressional over the Fourth. I nominate myself to hand him the trophy should he win.

3. MATT BRADLEY

The gritty third- or fourth-liner signed a three-year deal with the Capitals. He’s a guy every hockey team needs - somebody who will drop the mitts to give his club a lift.

4. TOM SOEHN

D.C. United represents the Eastern Conference caboose (3-7-0). Do people in this area care enough about MLS to start a Tom Soehn Firing Watch. Uh, doubt it.

5. WILY MO PENA

His name should be Wily Mo Putrid. He has more strikeouts (27) than hits (23) and is a train-wreck defensively. Fortunately for him, the Nationals don’t have other options.

TWT FIVE “ WHY NASCAR IS BETTER THAN INDYCAR

1. More competitive. In IndyCar, the winner will come from one of three teams; in NASCAR, seven different owners have won races.

2. More margin for error. A car hits the wall at Indy - it’s done for the day. A car hits the wall at Charlotte - change the tires and try to get the lap back.

3. More passing. Anybody remember a decent green-flag pass during the Indy 500? I don’t. Meanwhile, NASCAR has cars jockeying for position the entire Coke 600.

4. More personalities. Throw out Danica, Helio and maybe Wheldon and what’s left? In NASCAR, there are a slew of intriguing drivers and potential rivalries.

5. More Kyle Busch. IndyCar doesn’t have anybody like him, a driver who is ultra talented and ultra controversial in the car and ultra unabashed out of it.

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