Posts Tagged ‘Nationals’

Unobstructed View: If You Don’t Like Bryce Harper, You Are a Joyless Wet Blanket

There's something significant about the persistence of "douche" as the go-to descriptor for Harper.

Unobstructed View: Taking the Local Out of Local Radio

In the weeks before the Super Bowl, nothing is worse than local radio stations broadcasting from Radio Row.

Unobstructed View: Thanks to Those Who Make Sports Possible

Not everyone working this holiday makes six figures.

Nationals Fire Matt Williams. Is Cal Ripken Up Next?

General Manager Mike Rizzo said he wasn't going to let Williams "twist in the wind" and indeed he didn't, cutting ties on the first day of the team's offseason.

Unobstructed View: Worst Week Ever

The Nats were supposed to be the chance for a D.C. sports team to distinguish itself from a circus sideshow.

Unobstructed View: In Defense of Fair-Weather Fans

For some reason, people really seem to care if the Nationals have good fans.


Photos of Nats fans in happier times

District Line Daily: Stayin’ Alive

Is Catania closing in on Bowser?

District Line Daily: Nats Attack

Plus: A missing D.C. bartender has been found safe.

The Needle: An Undefeated Season

Home Run: The Washington Nationals won their season opener against the Mets today in the 10th inning. The only thing better than a winning team? A winning team whose stadium has lots of good food and beer. +4
Generation Why? Mayor Vince Gray officially proclaimed that the end, or at least Millennial Week, is coming to D.C. in June. [...]

The Needle: Ruff Season

Puppy Series: Tickets for "Pup in the Park" are on sale now. Yes, this is a a real thing—you can bring your dog to a baseball game—and yes, it tends to sell out. +3
Star Endorser: Ex-University of Maryland and Houston Rockets player Steve Francis, who is featured prominently in a District rapper Fat Trel  album promo, is backing Muriel Bowser [...]

The Needle: #flatitude

Seventh Inning Wretch: Apparently Nationals fans are getting a reputation for doing things other than watching baseball while attending baseball games, including reading Kindles and newspapers and, a couple months back, doing taxes. I want to defend this as tantamount to queuing up an already-seen episode of The Wire as background noise while you catch up on [...]

The Needle: Taco Trouble

Worlds Colliding: Logan Circle toolbag hive El Centro D.F. is expanding to toolbag neighborhood Georgetown. -1
Treats on Wheel: Starting today, Washington has a bike-borne gourmet ice cream sandwich vendor. +2

Presidents Race Will Have a Vice-President for the Night

Everyone who said the Nationals' presidents race was over after Teddy Roosevelt won were wrong. That's because the real bad news for the  costumed faux-presidents will come Tuesday, when Teddy and his four counterparts are joined by a replica Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

The Post reports that Foam Elaine will team up with Teddy in the race as [...]

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 [...]