Beware, Nationals fans – I am in a bad mood. I am usually a sunny disposition-type of person, but today I’m not, mainly because I got to work early for a meeting that ended up being canceled and no one told me. But that’s neither here nor there – I was in a bad mood to begin with, since Max Scherzer was announced as the starting pitchers for the Washington Nationals on opening day this year.
What’s the big deal – it’s only the first game out of 162 – why does it really matter ... read more
I have to start today’s blog post by acknowledging the fact that the Frederick News-Post has done a decent job printing Washington Nationals articles this season. In a city that bleeds orange and black, it’s nice to see some increased coverage of the “other” Major League baseball team that’s a short driving distance from Frederick. So thanks, FNP – we Nationals fans appreciate the recent articles in the sports section highlighting the Nationals’ hopes for Spring Training and goals ... read more
Hello, Washington Nationals fans! It’s finally that time of year again – time for Major League Baseball players to brush the mud off their cleats (wait, who am I kidding – they all get new shoes each spring), rub some oil on their gloves (do they get new gloves too?), and grab a new bucket of shiny white baseballs (with some residual mud from the Delaware river). Spring Training starts this week, and the Washington Nationals have a lot to look forward to and a lot to live up to as well.
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As you probably know by now, the Washington Nationals were eliminated in the first round of this year's baseball playoffs. Yes, just like in 2012, the team that led the National League in wins was defeated by the Wild Card team, in this case the San Francisco Giants. All the talk of a "Beltway World Series" between the Nationals and Orioles quickly faded away and is now a distant memory.
So what happened? Well the games weren't really that exciting. In game 1, which my ... read more
With only 20 games left in the regular season for the Washington Nationals, the team is solidly in first place, 7 games above the Atlanta Braves. All the games that the Nationals have left are against NL East teams, including six against the Braves. So a LOT can still happen, despite the Nationals’ “magic number” to clinch their division being only 14. Still, unless the team completely falls apart, you can expect the Nats to clinch the NL East and move on to post-season baseball.
The ... read more
I know, Nationals’ fans; it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. But I was waiting for the Nats’ winning streak to end, because I figured that blogging about it during the streak would somehow jinx the team. So now that the 10-game winning streak is over (only after one loss, since they won again after the streak ended), I can reflect on what it’s like being a Nationals fan during this exciting time. First of all, those darn Atlanta Braves didn’t make the streak as exciting as it could ... read more
Oh my goodness, Nationals fans – this whole being-in-first-place thing has me under such stress! I was going to blog earlier this week about Stephen Strasburg’s struggles to earn a win, but then life got in the way and I didn’t get a chance to sit down and type. Then on Tuesday I was going to write about the Nationals’ latest call-up, Michael Taylor, and how he had a base hit and a home run in his Major League debut against the Mets. But again, things got busy and I didn’t get the ... read more