Posts Tagged ‘Washington Nationals’

The Needle: Crystal Baseball

Fantasy Baseball: Four out of five MLB Network analysts predicted the Washington Nationals would win the World Series. Sports Illustrated also predicted D.C. would have a parade. +5

Government Efficiency: Mayor Vince Gray lost the mayoral primary last week and now two of his top agency heads are jumping ship before his term is over. This insanely [...]

The Needle: Canadian Invasion

Dry Humor:  A huge Canada Dry delivery truck crashed, blocked all northbound lanes on 14th Street and Park Road NW in Columbia Heights, and made for a great photo op. -1

Eternal Optimists: "If you hate winter, next week through the first couple of days of March may have you hating life," writes the Capital Weather [...]

The Needle: Raze The Roof

Roof Riles: The Washington Nationals wanted the D.C. government to foot the $300 million bill to build a roof over its ballpark, an idea that Vince Gray shot down. -5

The Needle: Put Me in Coach

Shutdown Food Porn: The handiest flowchart ever to help you find the perfect government shutdown food and drink specials. +3
Put Me in Coach, I'm Ready to Play: Minor League baseball team Potomac Nationals are offering free tickets to Opening Day 2014 for furloughed government workers. The organization is also offering government workers the opportunity to [...]

A Day After the Navy Yard Shooting, a Neighborhood Returns to Mostly Normal

The streets surrounding the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters felt eerily normal today—just more than 24 hours after a deadly shooting rampage in the federal building left 12 victims, and the shooter, dead.
The line at the closest Starbucks was 10 people deep, and workers enjoyed the unseasonably cool weather during lunch in nearby Canal Park.
There [...]

The Needle: Baditude Edition

Plated: Still want to show your undying love for the Washington Nationals, even though they were just swept at home in somewhat embarrassing fashion by the Atlanta Braves, who now have a basically insurmountable lead in the division the Nats won last year? Try these official team license plates, available in the District now and [...]

The Needle: In Congress, Opinions Are Like Assholes Edition

Express Yourself: Voters approved an amendment to the Home Rule Charter in April that would allow D.C. to spend locally raised money without waiting for Congress to appropriate it to us by an overwhelming 81-13 margin. The official word from the House of Representatives: Well, that's just your opinion. Literally—a report issued by the GOP-controlled [...]

The Needle: Expensive Edition

We Need Some Money: Living modestly in the D.C. area requires $88,615 for the average family of four, according to a new study by the Economic Policy Institute. That makes this the second-most expensive region in the country, behind only New York (finally, a category where every Washingtonian is happy to cede the top spot [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]


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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 [...]

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, [...]

A Summertime Nationals Fan in October

I am out of the office the rest of the day but will return on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. Please contact the front desk with any pressing issues. Have a great afternoon.
Configuring the Outlook inbox was the day’s top thrill. Minutes later I’m on the cautious, emotionally fragile Green Line with the quiet people: It's [...]

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 [...]