- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 15, 2009


After 82 regular-season games, a Southeast Division title and higher expectations, it's playoff time as the Capitals host the Rangers in Game 1. 7 p.m., CSN

Newsmakers: Who's making headlines this week

Angel Cabrera

When a golfer wins one major, it can be a fluke. When Cabrera won his second at the Masters, he joined elite company.

Isiah Thomas

Welcome back to coaching… at Florida International. Over/under until he messes this up is two years.

Kevin Garnett

He'll miss the Celtics' final two regular-season games but maybe for the best - Boston still can win it if he's healthy.

Oscar De La Hoya

The 36-year-old called it quits Tuesday, closing a career in which he won 10 titles in six different divisions.

Josh Beckett

The Red Sox's ace was suspended six games and fined for throwing at Bobby Abreu and helping to incite a brawl.


1. 2008 World Series - “The Philadelphia Phillies are 2008 world champions of baseball!” Enough said.

2. Mike Schmidt's 500th home run - “Swing and a long drive. There it is, number 500! The career 500th home run for Michael Jack Schmidt” was so cool that players sat in the locker room after the game, replaying the call over and over.

3. 1993 NLCS - Mitch Williams strikes out the Braves' Bill Pecota in Game 6: “Swing and a miss, struck him out! Phillies are the '93 National League champions!”

4. 1993 season - Williams drives in a game-winning run at 4:42 a.m.: “Swing and a base hit to left-center field. Incaviglia is gonna score, and this game is over on an RBI hit by Mitchie-poo!”

5. 1980 NLCS - “Swing and a drive, right-center field. Maddox is there!” was followed by laughter from partner Richie Ashburn, the duo's last 1980 call — broadcasting rules kept them off the air during the World Series.

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