Time Machine: Expos Uniforms in Nationals Park

As usual, I’m conflicted.  It’s great to see the old Expos uniforms, but it does seem a little goofy if you’re a Nationals fan.  Better: the suggestion of  sporting early 70s Washington Senators uniforms.

Washington Times columnist Thom Loverro called it a “cheap, lazy, thoughtless promotion,” indicating that any claim to a connection between the two teams seems as distasteful as American poutine.

To have Guerrero tossing the opening pitch is to “celebrate a corpse,” he suggested, and posited that D.C. should look to its own past, which includes the Washington Senators who took off for Texas in the early 1970s.

Commenters tended to agree, with one asking rhetorically: “why do we give a rats arse about Montreal?” Another local tweeted that the throwback jersey “manages to disrespect both Expos fans and fans of both Senators teams” (there were two iterations).

 

Source: Throwback Expos day at D.C. baseball game divides Montrealers — and Americans | CTV News

Wirecutter Review: The Best Paper Towel for Mopping Up Tears

 

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While sometimes viewed as wasteful, paper towels are a great way to tackle the occasional (yet inevitable) messes. Although a dishrag or sponge is suitable to handle smaller spills, the convenience of paper towels make them perfect for more substantial things like the routine daily drying of tear-soaked countertops and floors. For that reason we recommend keeping a roll or two handy anywhere crying is likely to occur, including on public transportation, at the post office, in a random CVS that one time for no reason, or basically anywhere inside or outside.”

Source: Wirecutter Review: The Best Paper Towel for Mopping Up Tears – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency