The Sporting News’ Jesse Spector leads off BATP this week…talking Jose Reyes, All-Star Game voting, why ties are acceptable outcomes and more. The Washington Nationals are living up to expectations. Andrew finds out what’s been going right, and what could go wrong from Pete Medhurst of 106.7 The Fan in DC. Why would anyone say Ichiro passed Pete Rose on the all-time hits list? Andrew attacks one of the dumber thoughts he can recall.