Posts Tagged ‘Nationals’

The Needle: Snowed In

#Snowquester: Wednesday's storm looks brutal. -3
Blossoming: The cherry blossoms are expected to hit peak bloom from March 26 to March 30. +1

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 [...]

5 Ways to Describe Bryce Harper’s Muscles

Spring training isn't the most thrilling time in a baseball reporter's year, but that hasn't stopped the Washington Post's James Wagner from finding his muse in between Bryce Harper's deltoids. Below, how to say over and over that Harper is ripped:

"His muscular body."
"Athletic, growing and built."
"Broad shoulders and unspeakably high expectations."
"Harper built his body as [...]

The Needle: Bathtub Win

Our Biggest President: William Howard Taft's great-grandson declares his ancestor's inclusion in the Nationals' presidents race "cute." +3
Spy vs Alt Weekly:Washington City Paper had a small screen cameo in last week's episode of FX's The Americans, as undercover Soviet agents communicated with each other in our classified section. Tune in this week, as City Paper [...]

Nationals’ Gio Gonzalez Linked to Performance Enhancing Drugs Clinic

Update, 12:20 p.m.: Via Twitter, Gonzalez has denied using performance enhancing drugs or meeting Biogenesis' Anthony Bosch, whose notes the Miami New Times story was based on.

A new report from the Miami New Times links Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez, among other star baseball players, with a clinic accused of selling performance enhancing drugs.
According to the [...]

The Needle: Aquadrome

Super Soaked: Is an $80 million aquatics center set to be built near Crystal City the Washington's area most outrageous project? Decide for yourself:
It will feature a 50 meter by 25 yard fitness and competition pool, a family leisure pool, a hot water therapy pool, a “teaching pool,” and a “free-form water play area that [...]

District Line Daily: Enter Taft

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It's official: William Howard Taft is the Nationals' fifth racing president. But, judging from pictures taken [...]

Nationals to Announce New Racing President on Saturday

Update, 11:10 a.m.: The Nationals have tweeted that they are announcing the new president Saturday.

After foam Teddy Roosevelt finally won a president's race at the end of the Nationals regular season, there were hints that a fifth president could be added to the festivities. But who among the remaining 40 would be chosen? Washington might [...]

The Needle: The Closer

Strikeout: It looks like the Nationals will be getting pitcher Rafael Soriano after all. +4
1 Chainz: Wale's Pigskins medallion is so valuable, he has to have a bodyguard when he wears it. +1

District Line Daily: Free Kwame

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That was fast. The Kwame Brown saga entered its denouement yesterday, as Judge Richard Leon [...]

Nationals License Plates Coming Soon

Nationals fans pining for next spring will soon have another way to show their support for the team: on their cars. In an email to fans today, the team announced that it's launching a branded license plate program in Maryland and the District.
"Ignite Your Natitude while you drive!" promises the email. The Nationals are [...]

District Line Daily: Sagging

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Readers, these Prince George's County residents want your belts. Sick of youths with "sagging" pants, [...]

District Line Daily: Nats’ Next Last Chance

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Leading into tonight's do-or-die Nationals game, a reflection on Jayson Werth's game-winner last night.

LEADING [...]

The Needle: Teddy’s on a Tear

Roosevelt Rampage: President head Teddy Roosevelt won his third race in a row today. But after yesterday's loss, is Teddy cursing the team? +1
Donna's Debts: A disgruntled ex-employee of newly-anointed Esquire chef of the year Roberto Donna has created a website to draw attention to Donna allegedly being behind on payments to employees. +2

The Needle: Out: Natitude, In: Cattitude

Sinking: Those darn Nats! An 8-0 loss to the Cardinals is no way to get to the World Series. -8
Sailing: Per an email from Alert D.C., the Wilson Bridge will be opening at around midnight for two pleasure crafts: the Altanagoiar Alta and the delightfully named Cattitude. +1

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