Meanwhile, one of the more notable, and in some ways, most objectionable items found in the book appears to be the seemingly endless volume of accusations that Mrs. Obama has repeatedly been unable to cope with both the demands and otherwise adverse constraints of living in the White House. Especially when the kitchen staff fails to order enough Jiffy Pop for previously thought to be well planned out in advance state functions, and/or whenever flame oriented comedian Mario Cantone refuses to sometimes leave after his usual every other month three day sleep over.
Parkers’ Lighthouse has prix-fix dinners in both its Main
Dining room and the Queensview Steakhouse. In the main room, ($60),
the menu includes entrée selections of Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi,
Filet, Main Lobster Tail, pan roasted Chicken, Crab and Shrimp
Encrusted Salmon and Miso-Mirin Glazed Chilean Seal Bass. The
four-course meal in the steakhouse has entrée choices of Filet
Mignon, Lobster Tail, “Simply Filet,” scallops and Oven Roasted
Scottish Salmon. It’s $85 per person. 435 Shoreline Dr. Call
432-6500 or visit www.parkerslighthouse.com.
Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post did some research on Lannan, who ranks in the top eight in his age group in career games started, innings pitched and quality starts. The other seven are Felix Hernandez, Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Chad Billingsley, John Danks, Clayton Kershaw and Yovani Gallardo.
Lannan is 27, a bit older than Detwiler, but more importantly Lannan is already arbitration eligible and will be a free agent after the 2013 season. He should make $4 million to $5 million in arbitration for 2012, so he will be more expensive than either Gorzelanny or Detwiler.
The third Washington lefty, and the one who seems to fit the Red Sox mold the best, is John Lannan. Lannan led the staff in wins, starts and innings pitched in 2011, and is under club control for two more years. Also of interest to GM Ben Cherington is Lannan’s ground ball rate: 54.1 percent, which is right up there in Aaron Cook range.
For the past four years he has also averaged 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings, and only one home run per nine innings. He doesn’t walk a lot of batters. With the acquisition of Gio Gonzalez this offseason and return of ace Stephen Strasburg, Gorzelanny will likely be relegated to long relief if he stays in Washington.