Monday, July 13, 2009

A Little Irony for You

For those of you who don't know, I interviewed for a job this past winter that was as close to a dream job as I could get. I interviewed for a Copywriter position for the Washington Nationals. I didn't get the job unfortunately. No harm, no foul. Apparently they found a more qualified candidate.

However, things have not exactly gone swimmingly for the Nationals since the start of the season. GM Jim Bowden was forced to resign amid FBI allegations that he was skimming bonuses from Dominican players coming to the US. They had a prospect lie about his name and his age. Apparently the prospect they signed known as Esmailyn Gonzales born in 1989, is really Carlos Lugo, who was born in 1986. Oops! I guess there is nothing the Nats did wrong, but a little embarrassing nonetheless. As of tonight's All Star Game the Nats have the worst record in baseball (26-61) and fired manager Manny Acta today.

Probably the funniest thing I've seen however, was this incident in April where Nationals name was spelled wrong on Ryan Zimmerman's and Adam Dunn's uniform jerseys. No this is not a joke, but feel free to insert one if you like. See this link to Dan Steinberg's blog in the Washington Post. The link to the pictures of the uniform is: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2009/04/nationals_uniform_fail.html. He also comments on it at http://voices.washingtonpost.com/nationalsjournal/2009/04/washington_natinals.html Apparently they need more than one copywriter. Unbelievable.

I wonder if Dan Steinberg knows that his blog is called "DC Sports Bog" I wonder if that is a typo.

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