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Beat writers would rather move to another continent than cover the Nationals

Dec 18, 2009, 2:20 PM EDT

Anyone who has a strong enough constitution to be able to follow the Washington Nationals on a day-in-day-out basis knows that the only nice thing about it is getting to read Chico Harlan, who covers them for the Washington Post. He writes one of your better big-paper-affiliated baseball blogs, and always seems to have his team notes up before guys at other papers do.  He’s a good writer who makes reading up on the Nats tolerable, which is no average feat.

Apparently Chico can’t bear to watch the Nats any longer, however, as he has accepted an assignment that will take him as physically far from Nationals baseball as one can get without actually leaving the planet: Asia correspondent.

Rest easy now, Chico. The Nationals will be fast asleep for most of the time you’re awake. They can’t hurt you anymore.

  1. CharlottesvilleNat - Dec 20, 2009 at 5:40 PM

    It makes it hard to read this blog when I’ve got to run into snide, @#!$ like this. I guess I’ve got a strong constitution because I’ve lived and died with the Nats for the past five years–I read Nationals Journal and the Post regularly and have found Chico’s writing/reporting to be lacking throughout his tenure as beat writer (sorry Chico). Have you really read him (blog and newspaper), Craig? Please keep up your good work on the baseball side and leave out the insulting attempts at “humor”.

  2. CharlottesvilleNat - Dec 20, 2009 at 5:41 PM

    It makes it hard to read this blog when I’ve got to run into snide, @#!$ like this. I guess I’ve got a strong constitution because I’ve lived and died with the Nats for the past five years–I read Nationals Journal and the Post regularly and have found Chico’s writing/reporting to be lacking throughout his tenure as beat writer (sorry Chico). Have you really read him (blog and newspaper), Craig? Please keep up your good work on the baseball side and leave out the insulting attempts at “humor”.

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