I edited the lede to remove a lame line about Harper’s reputation among his teammates. I put it in there to reference some of the smoke around Washington’s locker room troubles this season, but it was half-assed and unfair.
I dread navigating to Instagram. My brain interprets it as complete chaos.
Just having that kind of
day week month year life, man.
I too am short, and I don’t think Miazga was being anything but a rude dick.
Possibly as soon as, like, December, I’d say.
I do think DC teams have a harder time cultivating strong fan bases than teams in some (but not all) other cities, because the transient population is fucking enormous here. But that has also been the case for a long, long time. Apathy is a growing issue for the Skins.
For what it’s worth, I requested 10 hours of this, but Lauren is both wise and reasonable.
I was pretty young, too, but my parents were YOOOGE Skins fans, and we went to a total of like four games ever at RFK Stadium. Back then we used to scour the Post’s classifieds for aftermarket tickets to Skins games within our price range, and it genuinely felt like a miracle if we found some.
I understand your question. I think Serena should feel embarrassed and shitty today about going off on the referee, and for so long, when under no circumstances was she going to get the point back. And I think Ramos should regret giving the coaching violation, and should regret the game penalty. He followed the letter…
I also don’t give her any credit for asking the crowd not to boo. I also think mentioning her daughter was silly and lame. Like I’ve said a few times, I definitely think Serena handled it terribly and shares blame for what happened.
Hey man, I’m reaching out to you here because it’s better than banning you on Deadspin and waiting for you to send in a bitchy email. I linked to Gabe’s blog last night because that’s a standard practice, and I wanted readers of my blog to have a link to his more thorough explanation of what happened last night.
The umpire failed miserably, and Serena also is at fault for reacting poorly. I genuinely don’t understand why that is so hard to comprehend.
We don’t use stars or anything like that to determine who should be followed by Deadspin. For my part, if someone makes comments that I think should automatically be front-facing on Deadspin, I will follow that person for Deadspin. If someone who is followed by Deadspin demonstrates that they will misuse that…
Yeah, that’s a pretty disingenuous reading of that. I think the ref failed miserably, and I also think Serena reacted poorly and contributed to the bad scene. Nowhere did I place all the blame on Ramos, but thanks for operating in good faith.
I never said it wasn’t unfair. In fact, I think it was unfair. But that doesn’t mean Serena didn’t lose her cool and contribute to the situation.
Not at all.