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July 12, 2012

11:03
A.M.

Tracee Hamilton discusses local and national sports -- and whatever else you want to talk about.

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Tracee Hamilton

Tracee Hamilton has worked at the Post since 1993, toiling in office obscurity as an editor before someone said, "Hey, you've got a lot of opinions and can write a little. Why don't you become a columnist?"

Her interests range from genealogy to Nordic combined to Kansas basketball. If ever there were a Jayhawk who once flew off a ski jump, she'd know where he was buried.

Her list of pet peeves is considerably longer, but includes Missouri basketball and poor Metro etiquette. She welcomes dissenting opinions -- in the way Great Whites welcome open-water swimmers.

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Q.

It rains in London!

This is news to anyone?
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Tracee Hamilton :

Well, I think England is having a record heavy rainfull this summer. It's not just your usual London rain. That said, it's always something with the Olympics and weather. This is just this year's version of the story.

And good morning, everyone. Quick reminder: Crystal City Sports Pub, 6 p.m. Monday. Hope to see a lot of you there. Hope to be off narcotics so I can have a pint! I have a lot of hopes. Let's get going; I have to quit on time because I have a PT appt today.

– July 12, 2012 11:03 AM
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Sports quiz

Here's a sports quiz for your readers. What sport ... 1. ... has a kick called the Garryowen? 2. ... uses three stumps topped by two bails? 3. ... was once called sphairistike? 4. ... is named for a house? 5. ... is played with a curved wicker basket? 6. ... was once called bandy-ball? 7. ... requires a straw butt? 8. ... was Sir Francs Drake playing on Plymouth Hoe when the Spanish Armada was sighted? 9. ... once hit balls with a mace? 10. ... was invented by a Presbyterian minister?
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Tracee Hamilton :

I'm just going to throw this right out there and let everyone guess. No cheating now. :)

– July 12, 2012 11:04 AM
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Baylesstrocity

Bryce Harper wore gold cleats! Bryce Harper wore gold cleats! He must think he's better than everyone, he must think he's a deity sent down from baseball heaven, embiggened with the spirit of Babe Ruth himself. Gold cleats! GOLD!!!! I think my head just exploded.
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Tracee Hamilton :

I'm just amazed that Skip Bayless suddenly seems to have red hair. I spent a summer working at the same newspaper he did and I know he's well older then me. Yet .... not a touch of gray. Hmmmmm.

Who cares that Harper wore gold cleats? I don't get that, and I don't get his shrieking show, and I don't watch his shrieking show. And I wish I could remember half the stories I heard about him that summer. There were some doozies. Sadly, I'm too old and my hair is too gray for that.

 

– July 12, 2012 11:08 AM
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RZim's shoulder

Tracee, A few years ago I injured my shoulder going over a fence - I forgot to let go. The inflammation/irritation never went away, so I was referred to a sports doctor, who prescribed anti-inflammatories, ice, heat, rest, and physical therapy. He told me that if that program didn't work, he'd give me a shot of cortisone, which would work. Just from the newspaper reports I've read, RZim will not make his current injury worse (I guess he could get rambunctious and get a new injury, however). Do you know something we don't know about the underlying condition of his shoulder, or do you just not believe everything you read in the papers?
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Tracee Hamilton :

I know you don't play third base professionally (do you?). That's the key. It's possible he won't make it worse but it's much harder to tell when pain is masked. Let me repeat: I don't think he has a cuff tear because he couldn't do what he does with that. I do wonder about an "AC joint" injury. It's sort of vague. I know all the drugs, ice, heat, rest, PT, etc. did not make my torn rotator cuff heal itself. Tried that. (This was before the MRI, and why did I go through that? Long story, different doctor. I knew the damn thing was torn and at the end of PT it hurt worse than at the beginning.)

At least the Nats are more forthcoming that the Caps' "upper body" injury. I have a healthy mistrust of what the teams say about injuries, all teams. But if Kilgore tells me he's a vampire, then he's a vampire.

– July 12, 2012 11:10 AM
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Cortisone

When and where did you get your medical degree from that makes you qualified to tell someone the dangers of taking cortisone shots?
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Tracee Hamilton :

Here's what I'm saying: Cortisone shots may not fix what's wrong with Zimmerman, so don't be surprised if he needs something done in the offseason. Here are my 18 years of experience with them. I said, right in the column, I have two things in common with these guys, a knowledge of rotator cuff injuries (and labrum and biceps, actually) and plantar. That's it. I have a new appreciation for the difficulty of rehab as well. I did not advise Zim not to get a shot. That would be crazy talk. I would get the shot. I would be all Shirley MacLaine to get Zim the shot! Hell, if I want the shot, who am I to deny it to others? But worries me is all the Nats fans saying, "Oh, he should have done this sooner and now everuything is great." Neither of those statements may be true.

– July 12, 2012 11:12 AM
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Chinatown before the Verizon Center

I used to go to Chinatown a lot when it was dangerous and seedy back back before the Verizon center. I love the area now, but I really miss being able to take my vacationing Chinese in-laws to get Chinese food and shop at a Chinese grocery store. Now they can't stop laughing at a place being called Chinatown when all it has is a gate.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Yes, it's world's worst Chinatown in that regard. People from San Francisco must laugh themselves silly. It used to have some great places to eat, little dives that are the most authentic. Now it's safe and bland. But safe.

– July 12, 2012 11:15 AM
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Shots

Having been "needled" myself for elbow and shoulder, awaiting possible knee. I agree it is wonderful BUT it does wear off. My ortho and family doctor both say only two injections, then no more. The elbow is inflamed again. Good things are being reported about PRP (platlet-rich plasma) which injects your blood into the infected area. I'd assume this is OK for athletes. It is my next step but it is pricy and most insurance plans do not cover it. Sadly I'll miss the gathering but week with granddaughter is a better offer. Oak Hill
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Tracee Hamilton :

This is one reason Zim may have waited as long he did to get the first one -- the timing is important for someone like that. I am carefully counting and doling out my thumb shots. I need not to be in dreadful pain in one hand as much as possible. So before vacation I had my left thumb shot. In June I had my right thumb shot. I am hoping to have no more until I can see a hand specialist but I can't really do that until after my shoulder rehab, which I'm told will be six months. I have to hope my left arm improves as my right thumb deteriorates. I think I'm looking at thumb surgery. But I'm hoping not. I've about had it with the whole thing for awhile, I think.PRP is intriguing but of course, it's designed for people whose employers will pay for it (i.e. pro teams) or they can pay themselves. That leaves a lot of us out. Too bad because I'm thinking it might help with my hip, too. Oddly, I have no arthritis in my shoulder! And I have the photos to prove it!

Granddaughter trumps gathering.

– July 12, 2012 11:17 AM
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Snapshots

On an NFL sideline why can't they watch plays, say on an iPad? Why do they still flip snapshots?
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Tracee Hamilton :

If their internet connection is anything like that in the press box, they can't keep connected long enough. I've never been able to stay online at Redskins games, Caps games... I'm not the only one, by the way. When Tarik (our computer savant) can't stay hooked up, it's not us, it's them. Truthfully, I have no idea but that would be a guess. Also, they might be worried about hackers. :)

– July 12, 2012 11:20 AM
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Government Revenue for a Private venture - Say NO, Tracee!

Tracee: Today's column is the first time I have completely disagreed with you in several years of columns. If United's owners want a new stadium; great - they should build it. And while the local government should not stand in their way - after ensuring that those adjacent to and near the proposed stadium don't have their lives ruined by it - it should not spend any money to attract or offset those owners' costs. Let them foot the bill, in toto. Study after study has shown that the tax monies spent to build sports stadia are not repaid over time. It just doesn't happen. Not in Baltimore, not in NYC, not anywhere - even here in DC. Nats park is my home away from home, as Camden Yards used to be. I get that. But the businesses around them, and around Verizon Center simply to not generate the taxes that would come anywhere near to repaying what governments spent in their construction. That's just the way it is. I don't like disagreeing with you - ever - and especially not before next Monday. See you there! Deli Man
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Tracee Hamilton :

I don't know; the owners are offering to pay to build the whole thing. That seems  like a pretty fair deal. Yes, the government would have to buy the land. Or negotiate something with regard to the land. United has been a consistent draw to the District. The owners want to stay here. I think the Council can work out a deal that is fair to both. I would argue that more harm is done to the D.C. taxpayers by corruption in D.C. than by any sports franchise.

– July 12, 2012 11:24 AM
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Hope Solo's drug test

So Lance never fails a drug test but the USADA wants to take away all his Tour de France titles bases on suspicions. Hope Solo actually fails a test and gets off with a warning. I'm actually glad that they considered the circumstances in Hope's case but now they are looking like the keystone cops by ignoring positive tests for Hope and negative tests for Lance.
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Tracee Hamilton :

I understand USADA wants to make a case here but without the equivalent of a smoking gun -- that failed test -- they have hearsay. Whether or not I think he's innocent, I do not blame him for feeling like he's being harassed. I think he is. No evidence? Let it go.

– July 12, 2012 11:26 AM
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Every 6th game?

Hi Tracee, Could the Nats have spread Strasburgs pitching out for the whole year by having him go every 6th day instead of every 5th day? It would be nice to have found away to have him around at the end of the year and still not have blown him out.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Nope. That screws with everyone's timing. You don't want your star to work on a 6-day schedule when he's going to eventually be on five days like the rest of baseball. Everyone is trying to reinvent the wheel to make this work and it just doesn't. You either risk the guy's arm or you don't. But you don't alter schedules, sit him for a month, etc.

– July 12, 2012 11:27 AM
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Cricket, I think

The quiz answer is cricket, I think. As a baseball nut, I've tried to comprehend this alleged relative, to the point of checking out "Cricket for Dummies" from the library, and I *still* can't figure out how you score... Section 405
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Tracee Hamilton :

I would have guessed cricket but wanted some of you to take a whack at it.

– July 12, 2012 11:27 AM
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Portrait Gallery

Loved this morning's column on building a new soccer stadium. Noticed that you had to put "(kidding)" when you joked about the Verizon Center helping to bring the Portrait Gallery to the area. How many crackpot letters would you have gotten from people who didn't get the joke if you hadn't included (kidding)?
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Tracee Hamilton :

Many. (Not kidding.)

– July 12, 2012 11:29 AM
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Little Known Olympic Sports

As a former Olympic editor, which lesser known Olympic sports would you recommend that we check out? We all know that NBC will be all over swimming, track & field, gymnastics, and basketball. But there are tons of other sports that only get exposure every 4 years. Which of those do you find enjoyable to watch?
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Tracee Hamilton :

Nordic combined. Oh, wrong Olympics. Well, let's see. I like the kayaking events. I love archery and I really love any of the shooting. But my favorite of the offbeat stuff is equestrian and modern pentathlon. Anything you absolutely can't find the other three years 50 weeks of the year, basically, but I love those.

– July 12, 2012 11:31 AM
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Harper's Gold Shoes

As he was in Kansas, shouldn't he have had ruby slippers? Or at least red?
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Tracee Hamilton :

Ah, my dear, he was in Missouri, thwarting many a sports writer's bad lede...

– July 12, 2012 11:34 AM
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Pull Boz back from the edge

Boz' last column about the All Star game said Harper was fine. He was terrible! He missed a routine flyball and ran himself into a rundown out. I realize you say Boz is an optimist, but he is getting hard to read, frankly. Please put on your old editor hat and give him The Talk.
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Tracee Hamilton :

I am afraid Boz is long past The Talk. You know that happy place we all have made up for the bad times. Boz's happy place is now a reality. He's in the Matrix. I miss Boz, however. I need to see if I can sit with him at a ball game. I've been down lately, and that always fires me up.

– July 12, 2012 11:36 AM
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Sports Quiz

I was confused but then I realized he's looking for 10 different sports.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Well, shoot, then that's just too hard for one chat but makes more sense as a question. I thought soccer about the kick but the rest made no sense (the Garryowen, I think).

– July 12, 2012 11:37 AM
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Development camp

Are you going out to Kettler to watch the baby Caps at all? I took my kids skating a couple of summers ago and they all walked by as we were putting our skates on, including John Carlson and Cody Eakin. They all looks so young.
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Tracee Hamilton :

At my age, they all ARE so young. My goodness, more of the not-so-baby Caps look young. Not sure if I'll get to Kettler or not. I'm still not feeling 100 percent and I've got to get in a few things before the Olympics. During the Olympics I'll be doing nothing but Olympics, so I'll miss Skins camp as well. I will be missing a lot of things, I think.

– July 12, 2012 11:39 AM
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CheeseBoy

So were you able to get your picture up? CALSGR8

I had Tennis Elbow (from computer not from Tennis). I've had cortisone shots and combined it with a brace. Both help the pain immensely! The cortisone has to be in just the right spot! A good ortho can pinpoint it (OW OW OW!....AHHH). Leave Bryce Alone!!!! LOL! CALSGR8

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Tracee Hamilton :

Nope. My go-to guy is gone, like everyone else. I just got my home internet back up and running; I might have to post it somewhere off site. I'd give it to Dan but he's ailing so I'm not sure of the status of The Bog. But I have it and I haven't forgotten it. Just no idea who to ask. I know no one believes me but our building really does look like a bomb went off. I came back from surgery and at least five colleagues were gone or will be going soon. From a not-so-big staff. So it's all a little disconcerting.

– July 12, 2012 11:39 AM
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Answer

The answer to the sports quiz, and I swear I didn't google this, is Lichtensteinian Rules Football. I remember watching a few games on ESPN in 1979. It also involves stuffed geese and a cheese scraper. And yodeling.
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Tracee Hamilton :

I want this to be the answer. I was in Lichtenstein once, briefly. Took the chance ordering something off a menu I couldn't read, and had to cover it with my napkin. Not only couldn't eat it, I couldn't look at it. So that would make sense.

– July 12, 2012 11:41 AM
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Cortizone Shots

back in 1980 suffered a serious knee injury. Chief of Orthopedics at Fairfax Hospital the family ortho wouldnt touch my knee and recommended the late Pasquale Palumbo to put my dislocated left knee back together. He the current team doc for Caps and former Skins team doc. he was the Dr James Andrews of his day. He used rail against multiple coritzone shots because they can destroy the joint. He gave me one cortizone shot years later for my achilles tendon.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Doctors are all over the place on cortisone. As I wrote, too much can be bad, especially for women, with our post-menopausal bone issues. My mom can't get them and needs them but she has terrible osteoporosis. I'm lucky I don't have a trace of it.

– July 12, 2012 11:41 AM
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Adam Oates Coaching Era

Have you heard any details on who Adam Oates intends to have as his assistant coaches? Do you think Ovechkin will skate back behind the red line this year to at least play a little defense? Has Alexander Semin really given up hockey to pursue his lifelong dream of winning Olympic gold in handball? We gots to know.
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Tracee Hamilton :

No. Yes. Yes.

– July 12, 2012 11:44 AM
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New Soccer Stadium

You may have seen this place with your own eyes, being from Kansas and all, but I was sent to KC for work earlier this summer and co-workers took me to a Sporting Kansas City soccer game at their new stadium. Odd team name but the stadium was GORGEOUS! All glass and fancy - never seen anything like it. It was like the Arena Stage, except there was a pitch in the middle instead of a stage. If tight-fisted Kansans can figure out how to finance such a swanky place, surely DC can.
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Tracee Hamilton :

All the MLS teams have similar new venues except D.C. and New England. The team name is better than their old name -- Wizards! -- and I've heard good things about the stadium, but no, haven't seen it. I don't know what the financing package was that put it together off the top of my head.

– July 12, 2012 11:45 AM
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DC United Stadium

Is the stadium proposal at Buzzard Point, as currently being discussed, something to be funded entirely by the new owners, or is it something the city and taxpayers will pay for? I'm all for the potential economic development and urban life that a DC United stadium will bring to Southeast, but not if it's another bum deal for the city like the Nats sold us on. The reason Abe Pollin's vision worked out is because it was in the middle of the city. Sorry -- Buzzard point is not.
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Tracee Hamilton :

The owners would pay for the stadium and want the city to pay for land (the city already owns some of it) and some infrastructure. No, Buzzard Point is not in the middle of the city but neither is RFK and about 20,000 a game go there. What if those some 20,000 went to a game and had a meal or a drink before or after? That's not happening now.

– July 12, 2012 11:46 AM
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Armstrong

Doesn't the fact that 3 of his teammates have accepted the USADA's lifetime ban at least imply that something unsavory might have been going on?

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Tracee Hamilton :

Like I said, I'm not arguing his guilt or innocence. There is zero chance he accepts a lifetime ban or gives back his titles willingly. So you go after him with ... what? Whether or not he was doping, they couldn't catch him. USADA has limited funding and this is what they're spending it on?  This is why guys and gals get away with doping -- USADA's looking backward and the doping field is constantly moving ahead. I don't want to still be reading about this story on my iFocals on my final day of life at the old folks home.

iFocals ... hmmmm.

– July 12, 2012 11:47 AM
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STRAS!

Why can't commentators get it through their heads that limiting Stras's innings is a MEDICAL RECOMMENDATION regarding his future health? Geez, I'm sick and tired of commentators who think they are Doctors! Whew, glad I got that off my chest!!!
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Tracee Hamilton :

It was also a decision that's been talked about since last season. This is not new or surprising. It's a damn shame, but it is what it is.

– July 12, 2012 11:50 AM
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Joe Paterno Protecting A Child Rapist?

It is interesting that you have not made any comments regarding the official report that proves that Joe Paterno knew that Jerry Sandusky was anally raping 10 year-old boys. Is Sally Jenkins filtering your questions?
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Tracee Hamilton :

No, I didn't have time to read the report before the chat started because my laptop decided that every single program I opened needed to updated like it was starting from scratch. I can stop answering questions and read, or comment. I do not like to comment willy-nilly. If Sally was filtering my questions, that would mean I had a producer. If only! I'm not trying to avoid the topic but would like to be better informed.

– July 12, 2012 11:50 AM
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St. Crispin's Day

As the Nats go to Miami to face the Marlins, who seem to be one of the teams that have our number, we need someone to give them a rousing sendoff tomorrow with the St. Crispin's Day speech. You should do it, Tracee. If not you, then Davy? Ryan Zimmerman? Strasburg? Jason Werth? Rizzo? That's just what they need to inspire them. Or Dave could sing Di Quella Pira from Il Trovatore. Or both.
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Tracee Hamilton :

I'm trying to picture anyone from the Nats spouting Shakespeare. Fun.

– July 12, 2012 11:51 AM
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Montgomery Village, MD

O goddess of the Plains and Knower of all things GREAT and small Great column this morning. With the private money available and a team already in town, how long will it take the DC "government " to help get this done ? They don't have anything ELSE to focus on (kidding).
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Tracee Hamilton :

Exactly. (Kidding.) This "kidding" thing is going to become a trend. I thought this Jason Levien was fairly impressive in that I wouldn't want him in the room pushing my buttons. We'll see. The clock is ticking, I think, because of the two-year lease. United can't make money at RFK. The city isn't making money off this unused land. Surely they can figure something out. Then again ...

– July 12, 2012 11:51 AM
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She Got Caught Because She Didn't Try To Hide It

Hope Solo popped positive because she wasn't intentionally taking a banned substance to increase performance. Taking PEDs has swirled around LA for years and years. Passing drug tests that always lag behind detecting new designer PEDs doesn't mean hasn't been taking them. And direct testimony from witnesses usually holds up in criminal courts of law (ex: Sandusky trial) so lets not assume that a 7 time tour de France winner should just be left alone if he in fact won them taking PEDs like most every other cyclist.
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Tracee Hamilton :

He hasn't been left alone, that's the point. He's continually faced this thing for years now. That's the point of the TRO, actually -- enough. Sure, direct testimony holds us. The people testifying in the Sandusky trial were victims of a sexual predator. Not quite the same thing. But I get your point. The problem is the drug tests. He never failed one. If he had, we'd all have had copies sent to our homes by now. I mean all Americans, not sports journalists.

Cat across the keyboard just now. Typos not mine.

– July 12, 2012 11:51 AM
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Home run Marathon

Were the KC fans really booing Cano? Or were they really booing the fact that the home run derby took 3 hours to complete. I didn't think I could get bored by watching home runs, but they managed to do that to me. Dollars to doughnuts says that the home run derby took longer than the actual all star game.
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Tracee Hamilton :

They were booing Cano for not choosing Butler but I'm sure they didn't appreciate the 3 hours, either. That's ridiculous but I'm guessing that's ESPN's fault. Cano's a good sport.

– July 12, 2012 11:53 AM
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Vacation, all I ever wanted

Trac, I've just returned from ten days' vacation in the glorious, cool Northwest. I see the Nats are still in first place, with the biggest lead in the NL (though hardly invulnerable). Did I miss anything else? Any Caps free agent signings? Any Redskins scandals? Any coach get fired? (Oh, wait, that's Mr. Tony's vacations, not mine.) Thanks for the primer. See you Monday!
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Tracee Hamilton :

No signings. No scandals. No firings. You missed nothing. Nice Go-Gos reference, by the way! Good to have you back.

– July 12, 2012 11:55 AM
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Lance

Track busted Marion Jones based on the testimony of others, not a failed test. Had to give back the medals and everything. Testimony, not tests, were what busted open the whole BALCO conspiracy. Motivated athletes with millions of dollars have the means to mask test results. Dopers need to know their accomplishments will be scrutinized for their entire lives if credible evidence emerges. The integrity of the contest is the only thing that separates sport from a sweaty scripted reality show. If Lance doped, why shouldn't he be "harassed?"
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Tracee Hamilton :

To what point, I guess I'm asking. At what point do we -- our government, I mean -- stop? Remember the scene in "Silverado" when John Cleese gets his hat shot off? Sometimes you live to fight another fight. USADA is not made of money, nor is our government, if I'm understandings things correctly. Clemens, now Armstrong ... Clemens' reputation is damaged and so is Armstrong's. I'm not sure there's going to be a better outcome.

– July 12, 2012 11:56 AM
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Penn State

How can not reporting KNOWN (not suspected) child sexual abuse possibly be the "humane" thing to do?
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Tracee Hamilton :

These are the questions I can't answer without examing the report, and I have to leave for PT in about 15 minutes so I really can't do that. I do apologize. We should have a special Penn State chat today, I think (hello, editors). (It's a brand name like Hello, Kitty! but far less popular.)

– July 12, 2012 11:57 AM
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Tim Mc Carver - Section 405

Yes, he's a HOF member, but he's as dumb as a rock, and I don't understand how he gets paid (and renewed) by Fox to display his ignorance to the nation. Dan Steinberg did a much better job of delineating his deficiencies in today's paper, but the fact that he started discussing the "rumors" of Strasburg's shut down like he was breaking some amazing story takes the cake.

To think they renewed this guy when Jon Miller was available... Section 405

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Tracee Hamilton :

My first thought was that it looked like the Crypt Keeper had gotten a 50% off coupon at Lenscrafters. Then he started talking and it was worse.

In all the pregame talk about who deserved the all-star start, no one mentioned Gio. I thought that was a bit unfair. Twelve wins is 12 wins. I'm not saying Cain didn't deserve it but Gio didn't get a mention. Stras did despite having three less-than-Stras outings going into the game.

– July 12, 2012 11:59 AM
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Sports quiz answers

1. Rugby 2. Cricket 3. Tennis 4. Badminton 5. Jai Alai 6. Golf 7. Archery 8. Bowling 9. Billiards 10. Basketball
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Tracee Hamilton :

Ah.... Thank you. And my soccer guess was wrong.

I like trivia but I have my limits. I went out for a meal at a chain restaurant Sunday and the waiter, seeing me wearing a college shirt, immediately threw a trivia question at me and preceded to ask me all during the meal if I had more answers (the question had multiple responses). Really, I just wanted to read my book and eat a nice piece of fish.

– July 12, 2012 12:03 PM
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DC United

Thanks for your support. But I wonder if given the current issues going on in the DC government that it will be even more difficult for the club to get anything moving on a stadium plan.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Sadly, it's possible. And then United will be gone. They didn't bring in the Indonesian guy with the money to gussy up RFK. What a shame. The fan base here deserves better.

– July 12, 2012 12:06 PM
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"Sporting"

"Sporting" is the name of one of the most revered futebol (soccer, to you) clubs in Portugal.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Yes, I know. Oddly, Kansas City is not in Portugal. Still, it's better than Wizards.

– July 12, 2012 12:07 PM
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cortisone shots

Cortisone shots only calm down everything long enough for your body to heal itself. If the damage is too severe, no amount of cortisone will heal a joint. I'm not a doctor, but I have disc issues and they were the only thing standing between me and surgery. Fortunately, they worked.
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Tracee Hamilton :

Been there as well. Had to go to epidurals but fortunately they did the trick (2). Listen, everyone has different experiences. I just wanted to point out to those lucky enough to never have to deal with this that cortisone is not always a magic bullet. That said, it could easily get him through the season. In your case, they did what they were intended to do -- decrease the inflammation so that whatever was wrong could heal. That goodness. Back surgery ... I never want that.

– July 12, 2012 12:07 PM
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Sandusky Coverage

Is the WaPo aware that they were the most pro-Paterno news organization outside of Happy Valley? Do you all feel a bit dirty today? Ashamed, perhaps?
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Tracee Hamilton :

Oh please. Stop acting like we all speak with one voice and type with one keyboard. I was very hard on Penn State and got lambasted for it. And I stand behind what I wrote then. So seriously, don't bring that crap in this chat. Uncalled for, unfair and uninformed on your part.

– July 12, 2012 12:12 PM
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Tracee Hamilton :

Okay, I am now officially late for PT so I've gotta fly. I'll pass on to the sports folks that they might consider a Penn State chat today if there's someone available to do it. I know it's a great topic to discuss and I'm sorry I couldn't get to the report before the chat; a lot of events conspired against me. Hope to see as many of you as possible on Monday!

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