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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - D'Angelo Jimenez
The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs' immaculate Regency Furniture Stadium is only 27 miles from Nationals Park and the distance provides a fitting metaphor for what ex-National Charlie Manning and the others in the league face. It is pretty close, though not always easy to get there. But it can be done.
Jim Bowden insists it was never his intention to turn the Washington Nationals into the Cincinnati Reds of the East. He never planned to trade for Austin Kearns and Felipe Lopez. He didn't plan to sign Dmitri Young. And he didn't expect to complete a trade for Wily Mo Pena yesterday.
ATLANTA — Just when it looked like Cristian Guzman was going to resurrect his career after two wretched seasons, the Washington Nationals shortstop suffered another devastating setback.