Category Archives: Baseball

Want to learn to love the Nats? Hate the Phils first


The quickest way to become a Nationals fan is to attend a game against the Phillies at Nationals Park. I was there on Saturday, the most-attended game ever at South Capitol Street. As you may know, 90 percent were Phillies … Continue reading

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Nats a wild card contender, on paper


Chalk this agate under things we haven’t seen this decade: The Nationals being included in the Wild Card race standings. It’s a tad bit misleading: Yes, the Nationals, at 58-63 are technically a team with a shot at the Wild … Continue reading

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Don’t judge a bar by its cover


Today was the best weather day the city has seen so far this year. Beg to differ and you must not be a DMV native. Low 70’s, sunny, and a nice cool breeze to boot. Perfect baseball weather. Ironically enough, … Continue reading

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Baltimore’s baseball and nature homonym


Long before Charm City was blessed with the birds, there have been Baltimore Orioles. Trying to identify the sleek, iridescent visitor to our backyard (likely a Rusty Blackbird) I was digging into my handy-dandy “Sibley Field To Birds,” complete with … Continue reading

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All change is not growth


The New Look Nats; fresh threads, flashy leather, and a philosophical shift in how to approach the game. Goodbye big boppers. Hello speed, defense, pitching. Speed doesn’t matter if you can’t get on base. Defense doesn’t matter if you don’t … Continue reading

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Ol’ Jayson ‘what’s his’ Werth


by Squirrel Master On a cold, windy Sunday in the most powerful city in the world, when the Redskins again proved that they-are-what-we-thought-they-were, the Wizards continued their road-woes and the Terrapins of Maryland were sloppier than a Ben’s Chili Dog, … Continue reading

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Feel free to be gloomy


Stephen Strasburg has a torn elbow ligament and will likely require Tommy John aurgery, says MLB.com reporter Bill Ladson. On a list of pitchers that have had Tommy John surgery, the picture is mixed, but there have been a lot … Continue reading

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