Posts Tagged ‘Nationals’

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

Anti-Nationals Stadium Story Spiked by Post, Says Writer

Update, 5:50 p.m.: Post spokeswoman Kris Coratti responds via email, writing, "Our decision not to run the piece had nothing to do with whether or not an editor agreed with the author's opinion."

Nationals fans may be smarting after today's loss to the Cardinals, but reporter Neil deMause says there's still more bad Nats-related news. According [...]

The Needle: Logan Circle Shortcut

Dining Decadence: Last night's Capital Food Fight charity event apparently turned into an twisted foodie bacchanalia, with diners feasting on a slaughtered iguana for $1,000 a chew. But that's downright respectable compared to what man paid $1,000 to do—eat ham off of Padma Lakshmi's collarbone. -5
The Logan Loop: In a new video, a man drives [...]

Nationals Win Could Help Voting Rights

The Nationals had better improve their play after last night's dismal 12-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, because this series isn't about just getting further in the playoffs anymore. Now, the Nationals are playing for D.C. voting rights.
That's because Mayor Vince Gray has made a bet with St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay over [...]

“Let Teddy Win” Creator Concerned about New Presidents

Love it or hate it, faux-Teddy Roosevelt's first presidents race victory last week doesn't mean the end of the pro-Teddy movement. Scott Ableman, the blogger behind Let Teddy Win, says he'll keep writing despite being granted his site's titular wish.
"Nothing changes for LetTeddyWin.com," says Ableman, who's been enjoying a media renaissance in the days leading [...]

5 Questions to Ask Teddy Roosevelt in Today’s Live Chat

Newly-victorious foam head Teddy Roosevelt will be chatting with fans at 12:30 today on the Washington Post's site. But what do you ask a costume that's seen so much? Five questions, and a bonus extra question for everyone involved in the chat.
For Teddy:

How mad were you when John Schrank shot you during a speech? Is [...]

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