- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 6, 2008


DENVER - Count the Nationals among the ESPN viewers who have grown tired of the Brett Favre saga. As the latest round of news, reaction and hyperbole ran on the channel this afternoon, several players on a couch in the team’s clubhouse groaned, and outfielder Elijah Dukes compared it to the Disney Channel’s repetitive (and silly) programming. Finding a channel that wasn’t talking about the Packers’ on-again, off-again quarterback, however, wasn’t so easy.

- Ben Goessling


“He’s not Tony Phillips. But he is Willie Harris.”

- Nationals manager Manny Acta, channeling Yankees great Yogi Berra, on whether Harris could have the same kind of production as the longtime Athletics and Tigers utility player


Nationals LHP Odalis Perez

Record, ERA: 4-8, 4.16

Rockies LHP Jeff Francis

Record, ERA: 3-7, 5.67

Time: 9:05 p.m. TV: MASN

Radio: AM-1500, FM-107.7

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