When Wizards head coach Randy Wittman announced that he was shutting down Andray Blatche in order to get the forward's conditioning back, those Wizards fans left in the D.C. area acted like Claude Rains in Casablanca. They were shocked, shocked to find that Andray Blatche was having trouble with his conditioning.
For a while, a few jokes and sarcastic remarks were more than enough to get us through this. And then, a little fitness outfit called Balance Gym upped the ante with this tweet Wednesday afternoon.
@drayblatche Balance Gym heard you need to get in shape! Give us a shout! We're in DC! @balancegym #crossfit— Balance Gym DC(@balancegym) March 20, 2012
This is apparently in response to Blatche's recent early-morning workout, which may or may not have lasted just 15 minutes.
I mean ... doesn't this take citywide contempt of your franchise to a new level? When legitimate gyms are inviting your players in for workouts and a free gym bag (or whatever else)? This is the 21st century equivalent of that old "The Phillies use Lifebuoy, but they still stink" joke, and it's happening right here in D.C.