Friday, May 18, 2007

Let the (real) Games Begin! Tomorrow at 6 PM, the Mystics open the regular season (their 10th anniversary season!) at home (Verizon Center) against last season's playoff opponent, the Connecticut Sun.

The Roster. Today, reports that the Mystics waived rookie (and popular WNBA blogger) Megan Vogel and original Mystic Rita Williams, as well as Teana Miller, acquired in the dispersal draft from the Charlotte Sting. So it looks like rookies Bernice Mosby (drafted in the 1st round) and Gillian Goring (drafted in the 3rd) will be the two new additions to the Mystics' roster.

Missing from last year's team are Latasha Byears, a free agent at the end of last season, who signed this year with the Houston Comets, and BasketCases favorite, Zane Taman (nee Teilane). The word out of Latvia is that Zane worked very hard on her game (gaining 15 lbs! . . . so now instead of having to run around in the shower to get wet, she only has to lean from side to side), but a problem with her visa prevented Zane from arriving in Washington in time for training camp. The Mystics will retain her rights, so she may be back next summer vying for a roster spot.

There's a chance the Mystics may open the season at less than full strength -- Alana Beard has a shoulder injury (her status is questionable), Nikki Blue has a partially-torn ACL (her status is probable), and several other players (including Nikki Teasley and Nakia Sanford) are a little banged up, but expected to play.

The Mystics will be holding their annual home opener block party before the game on F Street, so come early and help get the 10th (!!!) Anniversary Season off to a rocking start!!

See you tomorrow! Go Mystics!!


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