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So What if it’s 12 Degrees? Spring Training Starts This Week!

by Marien Hornyak. 0 Comments

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.   After ... read more

First Place is so Refreshing (for now!)

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Oh my goodness, Nationals fans; what’s happening to our team?  Well they’re in first place, that’s what!  I know; I shouldn’t get too excited because they’re technically TIED for first place with the Atlanta Braves, and that could change instantly after tonight’s games.  But regardless of what the standings show, it’s nice to cheer for a team that is playing well. The Nationals have won eight of their last ten games (they lost the one I went to at Nationals Park against Yu Darvish ... read more

How Much is Too Much Strasburg?

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If you follow the Washington Nationals like I do, you probably check the box scores in the newspaper or online, you're aware of the terrible start that relief pitcher Tyler Clippard has had, and you surely know about Ryan Zimmerman breaking his thumb and Wilson Ramos hurting his wrist.  So I'm not going to give you a summary of who has played well and who hasn't, who is on the Disabled List and who isn't, or how many different batting lineups Nationals' manager Matt Williams has used this season. ... read more

A New Era Begins for the Washington Nationals

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Hey Nationals fans!  I hope you all had a safe Halloween – did you all see my son dressed as Jayson Werth?  Anyway, now that the World Series is over, the Washington Nationals can make it official:  Matt Williams has been hired as their new manager. Williams, 47, becomes the fifth full-time manager in Nationals history. The team made the announcement on Thursday morning, and Williams will meet with the media Friday afternoon during a 2 p.m. press conference that will be televised live on ... read more