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Or, rather, the Natinals are.

I still can’t find any Nats-related radio or non-cable TV coverage around here.

But Saturday’s national broadcast ABC’s evening news took time away from reporting on the Obama/Chavez soul shake/thumb war and the heroification of those poor bozos who got pirated by teenage Somalian druggies for some real man-bites-dog material: a segment on the misspellings on the home jerseys of Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Dunn.

The usual suspects on the local scene were already all over VowelGate.

But only in a special season — the sort of season where 3-run 9th inning leads are blown twice in a weekend – would the mainstream network folks notice this sorta stuff.

This, friends, is going to be a special season.