March 17, 2006

Just when you thought the wheels might fall off...

With Nate crying into green beer over Guzmania's problems, the WBC claims one of our own.

Ayala is out.

"and will miss the entire 2006 season."

Yeah, this WBC was a brilliant idea.

4 comments:

mariofan14 said...

It would figure that the first injury in the WBC would be a National....wow we have some good luck

Bote Man said...

Not the first, Johnny Damon's shoulder kept him out of Team USA's loss to Mexico.

Despite the drumbeat of pessimism from the many Nats blogs, I am resigned to looking at this upcoming season as one long Spring Training/farm team/rebuilding project. That way I won't get any more gray hairs.

I invite others to adopt this nerve-saving approach.

mariofan14 said...

No way...I think we can win it all....you know if all the other teams just happen to blow up...

Daedalus said...

It was Ayala's fault that he pitched in the WBC despite the team telling him his shoulder wasn't strong enough. But really, I think the baseball gods are just angry with the Nats for some cosmic reason.

For those of us who truly love the game of baseball, eat it and sleep it and live it, the WBC is the best thing to happen to the game in ages. The level of intensity is like a September pennant race, and we get to see how baseball is played in other parts of the world. We'll see if it has any effect on players and teams when the season starts. If anything, I think the intensity would better prepare players for the season, not hurt them.

Here's an offering to the baseball gods so they won't injure any more of our players.