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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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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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What’s in a name? Why Nationals are preferable to Senators


Thumbing through The Team by Team Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball, I discovered a couple little-known (to me at least) tidbits about Washington’s baseball nicknames, by way of the current Minnesota Twins franchise. The 1901 incarnation of Washington baseball moved … 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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Living in D.C.: Life’s little victories, Vol. 1


Partisan rancor, jerks biking, driving and walking, mayoral elections, and crime, oh so much crime. Enough! How about some stuff to be thankful for this Thursday. Here are some events that, though rare, can turn a bad day into a … Continue reading

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