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Selig: Today, D.C.-Philly means Nats-Phils, not McNabb

The D.C.-Philly sports rivalry is in high gear today. The Phillies are in town to open the season against the Nationals (and Philly is drubbing them, by the way) less than 24 hours after the Redskins traded for quarterback Donovan McNabb, the former face of the Eagles’ franchise. All we’re missing is a Caps-Flyers first-round playoff matchup.

At the very least, this made for some spirited conversations on the Metro en route to Nationals Park this afternoon.

One person at the ballpark, however, is interested exclusively in Nats-Phils. No NFL talk today, of all days, for MLB Commissioner Bud Selig.

Selig just met with a group of about three dozen reporters in the pressbox here at Nationals Park, and he smirked when asked what he’s heard at the ballpark this afternoon about the McNabb deal.

“I was watching an unnamed channel and [McNabb] was all they were talking about,” Selig said. “I turned it off.”