Even my non-soccer friends are reveling in this. Just lovely. Vamos!
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It’s been a long week. It’s gonna be a longer weekend. So indulge me!! I was talking with a buddy of mine about an essential question: what song would you walk out to if you were lucky enough to be a professional baseball player. Ed. Note: Go Nats!! This is a very, very hard question – you can only pick one song. After much consideration I ultimately went with Sure Shot. What’s yours?
801 Taylor Street, NW. Photos by Sarah Gabriel
Thanks to Sarah for sending the Futsal news:
“DC United , DC Scores, DPR, Friends of Petworth Park all celebrating together! Free ice cream truck plus pickup/ scrimmage with DC United players officiating. Hot but it did not slow anyone down. Please Spread the word so others who enjoy the beautiful game can come and enjoy this public space!” (more…)
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Following yesterday’s apology by Trea Turner are a series of tweets from a true class act – Sean Doolittle:
“It’s been a tough couple of weeks for baseball on twitter. It sucks to see racist and homophobic language coming from inside our league – a league I’m so proud to be a part of that I’ve worked really hard to make a more accepting and inclusive place for all our fans to enjoy.”
It’s been a tough couple of weeks for baseball on twitter. It sucks to see racist and homophobic language coming from inside our league – a league I’m so proud to be a part of that I’ve worked really hard to make a more accepting and inclusive place for all our fans to enjoy.
— Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) July 30, 2018
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A few of Trea Turner’s tweets from 2011 and 2012 resurfaced today. They include racially insensitive language and homophobic slurs. The Nationals are aware of this, and are gathering information.
— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) July 30, 2018
From the Nationals:
Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner has issued the following statement:
“There are no excuses for my insensitive and offensive language on Twitter. I am sincerely sorry for those tweets and apologize wholeheartedly. I believe people who know me understand those regrettable actions do not reflect my values or who I am. But I understand the hurtful nature of such language and am sorry to have brought any negative light to the Nationals organization, myself or the game I love.”
Washington Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo has issued the following statement regarding Trea Turner: (more…)
From CitySwing’s website:
“CitySwing is an immersive pop up golf experience in the heart of the city. We believe golf should be convenient and accessible to everyone. Our environment was created for a wide range of golfers – from those addicted to the game to those that have never imagined themselves participating. Think of us as an alternative to outdoor golf when time, weather or proximity prohibit traditional play and as an inclusive and non-intimidating place to practice, or simply get introduced to the game. We are passionate about 3 things: (more…)
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