Quote of the Day

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“People think that just because you’re married to a baseball
player, that you’re dumb, that you’re a gold digger, that you’re an
ex-stripper. That’s not the way it is. I still haven’t met that one
girl.”

— Laura Posada, law school graduate, author and wife of Jorge and star of tonight’s “E: True Hollywood Story: Baseball Wives”, on breaking the stereotypes.

I agree that’s ridiculous, and that “one girl” doesn’t exist. To the
contrary, there are hundreds of baseball wives. Many of the
ex-strippers are very smart, many of the dumb ones are in it for love,
not money, and many of the gold diggers are very prim and proper. To
paint them with such a broad brush is simply unfair.

Daniel Murphy had microfracture surgery on his right knee

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The Nationals announced today that second baseman Daniel Murphy had surgery on his right knee. The surgery: a debridement and microfracture procedure, which is pretty major.

The team’s comment about Murphy’s prognosis makes it sound major too: “rehab will begin immediately and will progress throughout the offseason.” No timetable. Just that it “will progress.” Well, I’d hope so. Let’s see if he’s ready for spring training.

Murphy hit .322/.384/.543, hit 23 homers and knocked in 93 RBI. Assuming he’s ready for the 2018 season, he’ll ply his trade for a new manager.