Found October 27, 2011 on Nationals Enquirer:
Yes, that's a photo of Jayson Werth at the Apple Store at Tyson's Corner (Ted Lerner's mall!) on Wednesday evening. According to anonymous sources with knowledge of the situation, Jayson Werth's iPad is broken, and he had to wait over an hour to get his situation resolved. Interestingly, at around $500 a pop, $126 million could buy, like, 250,000 iPads. Elsewhere: Mike Rizzo has a plan for Strasburg, Washngton Post's Adam Kilgore reports that it's a question of when not if the Nats will resign Wang, more from Rizzo on Wang, Rendon, LaRoche, Davey, Livo, Yu Darvish; oh and Bryce Harper homered and drove in four in a loss on Wednesday he's got that average up to .244 - there may be hope for him yet. (Photo of Jayson Werth at the Apple Store courtesy of honorary Nats Enquirer staff members. Remember, readers, you can always send us your tips at!) Befriend the Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

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Quick Hits: Valverde, Wang, Cubs

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Transaction Analysis: One Curse Down, One to Go by Ben Lindbergh

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