Rich Galen

But, what with the credit crunch and all, I decided to DIMS (Do It MySelf) and, so far, the ceiling underneath the shower has not fallen into the living room, so I am now "the guy" other people can call.

Opening Day for the Washington Nationals baseball team is Sunday night. I know that sounds odd - Opening Day being Sunday Night - but this is Your Nation's Capital and so it is not any more incongruous than anything else that comes out of here.

For the third season I will be the credentialed reporter covering the Nationals for the Alexandria Times (the publisher, Jon Arundel, has asked me to stop referring to the paper as the Mighty Alexandria Times).

I went to the stadium yesterday for a final tour and sat both in my season ticket seats behind the visitor's dugout on the third base side AND I sat in my seat in the press box (which is six - SIX - floors up and the elevators weren't operating yet so I walked up the 140-or-so steps.

I did not have to take a nitro, so this Baby Boomer intends to be around for a while.

I will post my columns for the Migh … the Alexandria Times on MULLINGS. If you haven't read the Spring Training Travelogues, you should so you are not disappointed when little of what I write about has to do with the actual games I am watching.

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at