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 WNBA.com.
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.)