Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wednesday morning washout

VIERA, Fla. -- I know I promised not to complain about the weather while down here, but when it affects actual baseball from taking place ... well, I have a journalistic obligation to report it.

A pretty intense storm hit the area this morning, soaking the fields. And more rain appears to be looming. So the Nationals have called off today's traditional workout. Pitchers and catchers will still do some conditioning work, and some guys will work on things under cover. But the full workout won't take place.

Oh, and did I mention it's only 55 degrees here today? Sorry, I swear that will be the last time I complain about the weather while I'm down here. (Said with fingers crossed behind his back.)

I'll have some news out of Jim Riggleman's morning media session in a little bit, plus an interview with Craig Stammen, who is in the unusual position of attending his first big-league camp despite having already thrown more than 100 innings in the major leagues.

In the meantime, be sure to check out today's cover story in USA Today about Stephen Strasburg. It's written by some guy I've heard of before, but I can't figure out where or when...

12 comments:

cadeck13 said...

Woohoo Mark, great cover story!

SpringfieldFan said...

You know that we're getting more snow in DC tonight and tomorrow, and that your complaints about the terrible, terrible 55 degree weather down there are the only things keeping some of us from giving up hope altogether that this winter will ever end, right?

natsfan1a said...

SpringfieldFan beat me to it re. the forecast. 55 degrees, my lower right extremity! grrr... ;-)

But, seriously, congrats on your continued fish-wrap presence. May it lead to bigger and better (not to mention salaried) things.

Joe said...

Mark, GREAT story. Congrats on the special front page article! Keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

Mark, congrats on the USA Today cover story. I'm sure your work will not go unrewarded. I'm really enjoying your coverage from ST. Thanks - tc.

NatsNut said...

Great stuff, Mark, and congratulations. Happy to see you're appreciated. =)

Randy said...

Nice work Mark. Enjoy the "nice" weather down there.

natscan reduxit said...

... stories of snow (and for me, freezing rain) should not dampen your spirits, Mark. I'll go on record as saying that the great work you've put in during the past week or so, entitles you to a little 55 degrees every now and then.

... so for this morning at least, you can kick back and catch up a bit on your Strunk and White.

phil dunn said...

55 degrees and raining. No wonder many of the teams have moved their spring training operations to AZ.

markfd said...

Corgats on the cover story Mark!

Anonymous said...

Keep posting about the Viera weather ... but make sure it's 80 and sunny when I get there March 6!

sbrent said...

Pretty long story for USA Today! Nicely done. I hope they paid you a mint for it!

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