- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 4, 2009

LOCAL POWER RANKINGS

BUD SELIG

Blame for the Nationals’ misery starts with the car salesman who awarded the team to Ted Lerner to trigger this mess.

LARON LANDRY

Of the Redskins’ 85 players, he’s the only one who is healthy but not attending the voluntary workouts. Inexcusable, period.

EDDIE JORDAN

The fall guy for the Wizards’ problems has surfaced with the 76ers. A Wizards-Sixers playoff series would be terrific.

BILL GUERIN

The 38-year old Penguins winger has 15 points this postseason. He would look good skating with Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin next season.

JORDAN HILL

A survey of mock drafts shows the Wizards will take the 6-foot-10 forward from Arizona who averaged 18.3 points and 11.0 rebounds.

TWT FIVE Belmont predictions

1. Mine That Bird (2-1) — With another closing kick, the Derby winner can help Calvin Borel complete his personal Triple Crown.

2. Charitable Man (3-1) — Is 2-for-2 at Belmont and will set the early pace; his sire, Lemon Drop Kid, won this race in 1999.

3. Chocolate Candy (10-1) — Starts from the rail and his jockey is Edgar Prado, who knows his way around Belmont Park.

4. Dunkirk (4-1) — Was a disappointing 11th in Derby after he stumbled at the break.

5. Flying Private (12-1) — Is only 1-for-12 lifetime but ran well to finish fourth in the Preakness.

TONIGHT’S BEST BET ON TV

The Penguins try to even up the Stanley Cup Finals against Detroit. 8 p.m.,Versus

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