- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 25, 2007

SEEN AND HEARD AT CITIZENS BANK PARK

Maybe Aaron Rowand smashing his face into Citizens Bank Park’s center field fence last season qualifies as an instant classic.

Hours before last night’s game, the stadium’s state-of-the-art video scoreboard kept showed Rowand’s violent collision over and over. A conservative estimate? More than 50 times on the largest LED video display board in the National League.

On May 12, Rowand chased down a deep fly ball hit by Mets outfielder Xavier Nady. He made a great over-the-shoulder catch but ran head-first into a chain link fence in front of the bullpen, suffering a broken nose and lacerations to his face.

At least the video replay didn’t zoom in.

BY THE NUMBERS

0 Errors for Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman last season after 20 games

5 Errors for Zimmerman this season after 20 games

TODAY’S GAME

Nationals RHP Shawn Hill (1-2, 2.92 ERA) vs. Phillies LHP Cole Hamels (2-0, 2.57). 3:05 p.m., MASN, AM-1500, FM-107.7.

Ken Wright

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