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pre-All-Star Game roundup in the Post:
[Nats closer Chad 'Chief'] Cordero also admitted to bending back the brim of his cap to create the perfect level of flatness that has become his trademark. He said it was something his teammates at Cal State Fullerton used to do. Then he told the story of how all his Nationals teammates flattened the bills of their caps one night when he was pitching.Heh.
This is a more in-depth profile of Cordero from today:
For Nats, What Money Can't Buy: C. Cordero Doesn't Lead Closers in Salary, but He Does in Saves
The [Expos'] finances were limited. They could pay him about what the 20th pick in the draft would normally earn -- a $1.35 million signing bonus -- but not a penny more. The attractions: The Expos' farm system was so bereft of talent that, if Cordero signed quickly, and pitched well in the minors, he could rise to the big leagues much more rapidly than with another franchise...0 comment(s) Add a comment...
Yesterday our schedule got overturned when Lyn got an e-mail from A.J. Roach that he would be appearing in Arlington that evening. We love his Dogwood Winter album, and he rarely makes it to the east coast, so we went for it.
He was opening at the Iota Club & Cafe, which is about a block & a half from the Clarendon Apple Store (a neighborhood we've been to many times...). To make sure we'd be there in plenty of time, we just dined in the Iota Café, which was surprisingly tasty -- we had one of their appetizers (Crab & Brie Quesadilla with Spiced Apple relish - very good) and one entree (Smoked Tomato Risotto; very very good), then waited, and waited...
His 8:30 show started at 9:00; he did a little under an hour. The set list:
# = on Dogwood Winter
Some of his songs are available as free MP3s on his site. Highly recommended.
(Lyn wrote up her side of it too.)0 comment(s) Add a comment...
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