Thursday, May 22, 2008

Thursday Scoop(s).

The Mystics face the Liberty in DC's second game of the regular season tonight at 7:30 PM in Madison Square Garden. No TV (unless you get the MSG network on your Dish or something) but the game is being webcast on

Now if you're a Maryland fan and you'd like to turn tonight into a Terps two-fer, Laura Harper and her Monarchs teammates take on the Chicago Sky at 8 PM on NBAtv. (Laptop to watch the Mystics . . . check! TV remote to follow Harp . . . double-check!)

On Monday, the Washington Post introduced a 3-person blog squad, the Mystics Insider. This new feature, written by Katie Carerra, Missy Rosenberg and Margaret McElligott, will be bringing Mystics fans "an inside look at the Mystics that you won't find anywhere else. Everything from roster moves, injury updates, lineups, breaking news from practice to entertaining quotes . . ." Our suggestion: Bookmark it!

While we're on the subject of blogs, yesterday Dan Steinberg posted a story on his D.C. Sports Bog about the Mystics' two "hard core" near-vegans, Nakia Sanford and Taj McWilliams-Franklin. Dan picked up on this story from an AP article that Joseph White wrote about the two. Both features make for good reading!

On Tuesday, the Mystics held a lunch-hour open practice for season ticketholders. Several dozen die-hards found their way in the pouring rain to the Verizon Center, where they watched an hour of practice and collected some autographs. Of course, a day later we learned that one of the players who signed our free Mystics poster was cut! (Somebody needs to invent erasable Sharpies.) Center Lindsay Taylor was waived to make room on the roster for another point guard, Crystal Smith. Which just goes to prove, a team can never have enough [K]Crystals! By our count, that makes four for the Mystics. Asst Coach Crystal Robinson, Rookies Crystal Langhorne and Krystal Vaughn, and now Crystal Smith. Hmmm. Seems like the Mystics will be playing a lot of Crystal ball this season. (Sorry, we couldn't help ourselves.)


At 10:05 AM, Anonymous Stewart said...

Guess you could say the acquisition was a "Crystal-clear" move. Sorry, I couldn't help myself. As for Lindsay's Jane Hancock, just keep it for prosperity's sake. Oh, and Missy Rosenberg is a dear friend of mine and a REAL expert in everything WNBA. So, please support her on the Mystics Insider. And I've already bookmarked it!

At 12:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any reason that the game is not on the radio? The website say to in there tonight. What happended to 1260 AM?

At 12:28 PM, Blogger BasketCases said...

Mystics games will be broadcast over the Internet this season, not via radio. 1260 AM had a very limited geographic reach.

-- BC

At 12:40 PM, Anonymous KCH said...

I'm thrilled the games will be broadcast over the internet -- I used to have to sit in my car to listen to all of the away games as 1260 didn't work in the house!

Now, that I'm going to have to miss the first 3 games -- family illness -- I am really happy I'll at least be able to listen to the game -- even from Kansas City.

Cheer hard!!!!

At 8:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not a good sign when the team picks up a PG -- and Smith might be the candidate for the *starting* PG job -- on waivers. Blue has that "athleticism" but so far doesn't seem like much of a floor general (if you could combine her raw talent with Teasley's skills and feel for the game, you'd have a real PG) and AJ, well...tries... but...

If the PG play remains this shaky, the Mystics could alter their postseason profile: "A team that makes the playoffs in even-numbered years - except those ending in 8."


At 8:40 PM, Blogger Everett W. said...

With 1260's poor maintenance, my guess is that most of Hanrahan's audience was by net stream last year anyway.

At 9:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha. 4 K/Crystals. That's kinda like when my brothers football team had 6 Lukes ... and even though my brother was a Lucas, they insisted on calling him Luke. That got REALLY confusing - especially considering all 6 were in the starting line up.

But um, what was up with the Mystics today?

And also - Harp with a Tech against Chi? Wonder what transpired. Days like this really make me cranky about Australian sports television sucking.


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