So I think I'm going to go back to what I knew best when I first started writing about baseball, and that's the independent minor leagues. The Blue Crabs are a 45-minute drive away, the Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League are a day trip away, and I also have a team from the collegiate wood-bat Cal Ripken League in my city. Plus, of course, the internet makes collecting information on the independent minor leagues and their players a lot easier than it used to be. I'll continue posting about road trips to the local parks, of course, but I think the daily Nats linkagery is going to die a quiet and unremarked death. Somebody's already been doing something like it on the Federal Baseball blog anyway, except without the minor league stuff.
I'm about 2/3rds of the way through the Wesley Snipes Ultraviolence Triple Feature; Art of War was pretty good, and so was Blade II - though I was kinda hoping the hot vampire chick would survive. Welp. Going to watch Afro Samurai tonight and Blade Trinity before I leave for Hagerstown tomorrow.
And speaking of baseball, uberphenom Stephen Strasburg got out-pitched by oft-rejected knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, but the Nationals came back against Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez and scored 3 in the bottom of the ninth to win it 6-5. Another Curly W in the book against the Mets. :)
*Not to be confused with the NATOsphere, which would be a group of blogs talking about military & political stuff within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.