Posts Tagged ‘BASEBALL’

Nationals Magic Number: 10

Today's magic number for the Nats to clinch their division: 10. This edition is about commitment, in love and baseball.

Nationals Magic Number: 12

Today's magic number for the Nats to clinch their division: 12. In this edition, bask in the greatest moment in Nats history.

Nationals Magic Number: 14

Today's magic number for the Nats to clinch their division: 14. Allow us to take this opportunity to jinx the possibility of a D.C. vs. Baltimore matchup in the World Series.

Nationals Magic Number: 16 (Again)

Today's magic number for the Nats to clinch their division: 16. That's also the number worn by the racing president who doesn't get enough credit for his achievements.

Nationals Magic Number: 16

Today's magic number for the Nats to clinch their division: 16. That's also the number of taps at Nationals Park that offer local beer.

Nationals Magic Number: 17 (Again)

Today's magic number for the Nats to clinch their division: 17. That's about how many pounds one Nats player lost last season when his ADD meds went awry.

Nationals Magic Number: 17

Today's magic number for the Nats to clinch their division: 17. Not long ago, that was also Bryce Harper's age.

The Needle: Swagger-Jackers Jacked

The Doughnut Hole: You would think that the pastry fans behind Zeke's DC Donuts—formerly, and controversially, Cool "Disco" Donut—were in the clear, karmically, after they changed their store's name. And yet....  -2
Philly Phanatics: Forget that Craigslist wedding date—too saccharine! Washington's true Craigslist relationship is this one, based around Phillies fandom, Nationals hatred, and "Philadelphia sports [...]

Swing Music: Jayson Werth’s Walk-Up Tunes

No Major League Baseball game today seems complete without wall-to-wall “entertainment,” whether it’s the peeping eye of the Kiss Cam or a fleet of oversized U.S. presidents dashing about the outfield. Even the strictest baseball purists, though, can delight in one aspect of contemporary baseball ephemera: the walk-up song.
The Washington Nationals have their pick of [...]

Is Nationals Owner Ted Lerner an Asshole?

Without knowing him personally, it's hard to say whether Nationals owner Ted Lerner is an asshole. But Lerner does score pretty high on Mother Jones' new ranking of the asshole quotient of various Major League Baseball owners.
Lerner lands around the second tier of Major League owners, according to Mother Jones—less of an asshole than Astros' owner [...]

NATSO: Like Bingo, But for the Nats

Hello, baseball season! Pundits and magazine covers have already predicted that this is the Nationals' year to win the World Series—but if we're truly lucky, that won't be the only reason 2013 is a memorable year. 2013 provided plenty of Nats-related water-cooler chatter that had nothing to do with stats, from conservative columnists' obsession with [...]

Report: Nationals Missed Recruit’s Fatal Meningitis

Mother Jones is out today with a bruising report on how Major League Baseball teams recruit teens in the Dominican Republic, and the Washington Nationals look especially badly. Reporter Ian Gordon's story centers on Nationals prospect Yewri Guillén, who died from bacterial meningitis shortly after attending the team's Dominican training academy in 2011.
Guillén started having headaches [...]

Watch Jayson Werth Win Game 4 for the Nationals

The Washington Nationals will pay Jayson Werth $127 million for the seven years he's under contract with the team. Last night, he might have earned most of his keep in one at-bat. In the bottom of the ninth inning, Werth fought his way back from two strikes to work the count full, fending off 12 pitches [...]

Photo: Woman Holding Ticket

Nationals Park. Oct. 11. © 2012 Matt Dunn

Nationals-Cardinals Game 4: Live!

Will it all end tonight? Either the most exciting season in the Nationals' young history comes to a disappointing finish this evening, or it advances to an all-or-nothing fifth game against the St. Louis Cardinals. In the last few weeks, our fledgling baseball culture has sneaked into all sorts of corners of local life: politics, [...]

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