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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

Halway Done and Looking Good!

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Happy All-Star break, Nationals fans!  As we look back on the first half of the 2014 baseball season, we Washington Nationals fans should be pretty pleased with our team.  Not only are the Nationals in first place in the NL East (percentage points above the Atlanta Braves); the Nats have won 10 of their last 14 games, their bats have come alive, and their pitching continues to be solid. While some critics claim that the Nationals have “under-performed” during the first half of the season, ... 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

The 2013 Season in Review

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The 2013 MLB baseball season is over, and while many teams are moving on to the postseason, that does not include the Washington Nationals.  The World Series was the ultimate goal for the team, as manager Davey Johnson was clear to point out all the way back at the Winter Meetings when he was quoted as saying “World Series or bust!”  Unfortunately, the Nats fell well short of that this season. They couldn't match their production from the magical 2012 season in a number of ways, and so the ... read more