DC Sports Bog: Nats


Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Bryce Harper follows in Mickey Mantle’s non-hustling footsteps

Proving yet again that everything old is one day new again, please do check out this story about the Yankees great getting benched

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:48 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Mickey Mantle, Nats

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 04/21/2014

Bryce Harper vs. Mike Trout isn’t just another day at the ballpark

Face off between Nats and Angels superstars isn’t just another day at the ballpark.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:09 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Nats

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Driesell, Kolzig, Lerner going into D.C. Sports Hall of Fame

Other inductees include former Post sports editor George Solomon and longtime Maryland broadcaster Johnny Holliday.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:32 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, George Solomon, Lefty Driesell, Nats, Olie Kolzig, Ted Lerner, Terps

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Why aren’t people excited about the Wizards?

Despite the first playoff berth in forever, D.C. doesn’t seem overly excited about the Wizards. Five wise observers attempt to figure out why.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:15 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Tony Kornheiser: Stephen Strasburg is ‘a hothouse plant’

Tony Kornheiser wonders if the Nats’ presumed ace will ever reach his presumed potential.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:36 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Stephen Strasburg, Tony Kornheiser

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Jayson Werth’s grand slam, in audio and video

Sure, it’s only April, but Werth’s game-winning home run Wednesday night felt like a moment.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:40 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charlie Slowes, Dave Jageler, Jayson Werth, Nats

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 04/09/2014

A map of MLB geography, by proximity

This map provides an interesting way to divide the country by MLB proximity.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:40 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Four of five MLB Network analysts pick Nats to win World Series

World Series or Bust may be no more, but the predictions were still bullish.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:56 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 04/08/2014

A map of the Nats’ fan base

Here are the counties and municipalities in which the Nats dominate. There aren’t a ton of them.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:09 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Braves announcers on Bryce Harper

Three games, three snide comments about Bryce Harper. This should be a fun season.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:06 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braves, Bryce Harper, Nats

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Why the Nats Park clock lost its hands

An update on the Curly W clock at Nationals Park, which no longer has hands.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:56 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Scenes from the Nats home opener

If you weren’t at Nats Park Friday afternoon, here’s some of what you missed.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:19 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Nats’ Ross Detwiler has a great mustache

As seen in New York on Thursday afternoon, Ross Detwiler has a mustache befitting his bullpen role.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:09 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Ross Detwiler

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 04/03/2014

The new F.P. Santangelo

How MASN’s Nats color man changed his diet, lost 20 pounds, embraced organic and planned a Nats-fans workout group.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:17 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  F.P. Santangelo, Nats

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Randy Knorr drank beer after Matt Williams was hired

Bench coach wanted the Nats’ managerial job. He didn’t get it. So he spent one morning playing golf and drinking beers.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:26 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Matt Williams, Nats, Randy Knorr

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 03/31/2014

10 out of 10 Nats beat writers predict playoffs

Hope doesn’t just spring eternal among fans. Hope is springing all over the place in the press box.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:29 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Media, Nats

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Harry Reid: Bryce Harper isn’t overrated

Senate Majority Leader comes to the defense of the Nats’ left fielder.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:48 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, ESPN, Harry Reid, Nate Silver, Nats

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 03/28/2014

Dick Stockton compares Russell Westbrook’s minutes restriction to Strasburg shutdown

2012 Stephen Strasburg Shutdown talk during 2014 NBA game.

By Scott Allen  |  11:55 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nationals, Nats

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Bryce Harper ejected from spring training game

The real games haven’t started yet, but Bryce Harper already got into it with an umpire.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:04 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Matt Williams, Nats

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Sports Illustrated picks Nats to win World Series

Last year’s prediction didn’t work out so well, but Sports Illustrated is back for more Natitude.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:29 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Sports Illustrated

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 03/26/2014

3 Stars diversifies Nats Park beer selection

Local brewery will now switch its Nats Park offering for every homestand.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:30 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  3 Stars Brewing Company, Beer, Nats

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Nats Park moving, expanding main team store

Nats Park will get a new main clubhouse store this season; a restaurant will move into the old store’s space.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:16 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Nats Park

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 03/24/2014

MLB players vote Bryce Harper most overrated

ESPN The Magazine’s anonymous players poll ranks Harper above Yasiel Puig and A-Rod in an unsavory category.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:50 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Nats

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Kornheiser: Jayson Werth ‘an idiot’

Jayson Werth said a bunch of interesting things about hitting a baseball. Tony Kornheiser didn’t agree with them.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:27 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ESPN 980, Jayson Werth, Nats, Tony Kornheiser

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Look at this Jayson Werth Wolf-a-rine

Here’s a first look at this summer’s must-have minor-league giveaway item.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:21 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jayson Werth, Nats, P-Nats

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 03/19/2014

MASN names new sideline reporter

For the third straight year, MASN will have a new sideline reporter for Nats games. This time, it’s Dan Kolko.

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:52 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dan Kolko, Jayson Werth, Nats

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 03/19/2014

About the Nats’ new ‘e-cash’ program

The Nats reveal more details about their new ‘e-cash program’ for Nats Park retail and concession stands.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:50 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  e-cash, Nats, Nats Park

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Bryce Harper reveals 2014 walk-up songs

Nats star will use Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ as one of his walk-up tunes this season.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:24 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Bryce Harper, Nats

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Bryce Harper on his physique

Nats outfielder tells 106.7 The Fan that he ‘came in pretty big this year’ thanks to an offseason of upper-body workouts.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:51 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Denard Span, Nats

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 03/06/2014

The upper Midwest is bullish on the Nats

Why do North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota feel good about the Nats’ World Series prospects?

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:33 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Look at Bryce Harper’s swing

The AP’s Alex Brandon captures the outfielder’s swing, step by step.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:35 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Nats

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Washington’s All-Halak team

Here’s one attempt at naming the non-superstars to have defeated Washington teams in recent years.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:26 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Jaroslav Halak, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Nats to offer extra rewards points for early arrival

Season ticket holders will get bonus Red Carpet Reward points this season if they get to the game early.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:16 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Nats

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Ryan Zimmerman on fatherhood

Nats infielder recalls some stressful father-daughter time.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:30 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Ryan Zimmerman

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Nats’ Ian Desmond, Gio Gonzalez, Anthony Rendon tested on baseball lingo

When was the last time you heard ‘can of corn’ used in baseball talk?

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:07 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Rendon, Gio Gonzalez, Ian Desmond, Nats

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 02/27/2014

MASN announces end of split booths for Orioles-Nats games

The controversial mixed Nats and Orioles broadcast booths will end this season.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:07 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MASN, Nats, Orioles

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Matt Williams gets miked up

The Nats manager offers some sounds of spring baseball.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Matt Williams, Nats

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 02/27/2014

When Davey Johnson told John Lannan he was being sent down

John Feinstein’s new book on minor league baseball has a long passage about the former Nats pitcher.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:30 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Davey Johnson, John Feinstein, John Lannan, Nats

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Budweiser believes Baltimore is south of Washington

Beer company’s baseball map locates the Nats and Orioles in an interesting alignment.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:40 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Orioles

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Nats relievers don goggles for Tyler Clippard

Teammates support Clippard’s bobblehead candidacy.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:33 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Tyler Clippard

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Bryce Harper calls Derek Jeter ‘the captain of baseball’

The Nats phenom is sad to see Jeter leave the game.

By Sarah Kogod  |  04:07 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Nats

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Jayson Werth wins picture day again

Jayson Werth’s beard again makes him the most memorable of Nats on picture day.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:17 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth, Nats, Ryan Mattheus

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Sneak preview of Doug Fister’s stadium announcement

If you close your eyes, you can almost smell the hot dog and beer.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:51 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Doug Fister, Nats

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Drew Storen’s new torso

Nats reliever is 15 pounds heavier than he’s ever been. Here is photographic evidence.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:52 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Drew Storen, Nats

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Nats fan choice bobblehead: Clippard, LaRoche or Williams

Nats fans can choose between the manager, the goggled reliever and the first baseman for their final bobblehead of 2014.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:09 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Matt Williams, Nats, Tyler Clippard

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Nats fan gets Bryce Harper selfie at spring training

How one young fan from Staten Island wound up in an AP photo with Bryce Harper.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:42 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Nats

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Gio Gonzalez’s game day ritual

The Nats pitcher shares his prep routine, including some “positive reinforcement.”

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:17 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Morning pixels, Nats

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Someone already has a ‘Mattitude’ jersey

The manager’s first name is Matt. The slogan is Natitude. You know what’s next.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:52 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Matt Williams, Nats

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 02/19/2014

California bar doesn’t allow Nats hats

One California watering hole has a rule: No Dodgers hats, and no Nationals hats.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:02 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 02/18/2014

An album all about the Nats

There have been plenty of songs written about the Nats. Now there’s an entire album.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:13 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann, Nats, Ryan Zimmerman

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 02/18/2014

Nats drone footage from spring training

The Nats are using a makeshift aerial camera to capture footage of the team in Viera.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:57 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 02/17/2014

‘House of Cards’ features Nate McLouth, Camden Yards

No spoilers, really, but one of the newest Nats makes an appearance, sort of, in season 2 of “House of Cards.“

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:30 PM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House of Cards, Nate McLouth, Nats, Orioles

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 02/14/2014

A Nats snowman diamond

Get to Del Ray before it melts.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:42 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 02/13/2014

The Jayson Werth BobbleBeard, and Potomac’s ‘Beard-A-Palooza Weekend’

The Potomac Nats will have a BobbleBeard, with faux hair, and a whole lot more during a ‘Beard-A-Palooza Weekend.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:03 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jayson Werth, Nats, Potomac Nationals

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Per Spett is Olympics’ Jayson Werth lookalike

If you’re missing the Nats, you could watch Swedish skiers, and see a very familiar beard.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:59 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jayson Werth, Nats, Olympics, Per Spett

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 02/10/2014

Gio Gonzalez and his sailfish

He’s one step closer to that Marlin he’s been searching for.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:17 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Nats

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Maryland selling Big Ten T-shirts

School is selling T-shirts featuring Testudo and B1G

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:11 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Morning pixels, Nats, Terps, Wizards

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 02/07/2014

What happened to the Curly W on D.C. freeway signs?

A resolution to the Case of the Missing Curly Ws.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:13 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 02/05/2014

Why the Nats are giving away 175,000 bobbleheads

A team official explains why the team so dramatically upped its bobblehead production for the coming season.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:00 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Nats’ Adam LaRoche talks about his mountain lion hunt

Our first baseman is tougher than your first baseman.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:04 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Nats

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 02/04/2014

The Jayson Werth Wolf-A-rine

Here’s an early look at what’s sure to be one of the best minor league giveaways of the season.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:30 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jayson Werth, Nats, P-Nats

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Fan won’t shave until Nats win a World Series

This Nats fan has spent two years hoping a World Championship will bring relief.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:57 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fans, Nats

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Nats pack up for spring training

Here are photos of trucks being loaded up with baseball equipment.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:51 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Nats Park gets ‘hot-looking’ red concourses

Take a look at the new surface of the Nats Park concourses, which Mark Lerner says looks ‘absolutely fantastic.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:46 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 01/30/2014

2014 Nats schedule includes seven bobbleheads and a gnome

If you like bobbleheads, you’re gonna love Nationals Park in 2014.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:04 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Denard Span, Jayson Werth, Jordan Zimmermann, Nats

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Nats’ Bryce Harper wears Captain America gear

New Under Armour retail advertising shows Bryce Harper, in a Captain America shirt, acting superhero-ish.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:22 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Nats

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 01/30/2014

Cal Ripken on talking about the Nats job with Mike Rizzo

Orioles great says ‘certainly there was an exploration’ between him and the Nationals for their vacant job.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:44 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cal Ripken, Mike Rizzo, Nats

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Matt Williams on Nats’ facial-hair policy

The new skipper explains that he can’t grow hair, suggests he will want his team to follow suit, then throws the whole thing out.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:57 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jayson Werth, Matt Williams, Nats, Ryan Mattheus

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 01/29/2014

Mark Lerner: Nats will be more disciplined in 2014

Nats owner talks about some changes that will be instituted by new Manager Matt Williams.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:39 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  106.7 The Fan, Holden Kushner, Mark Lerner, Matt Williams, Nats

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Help this boy find his signed Jayson Werth jersey

One 10-year old got his picture in the paper when Jayson Werth signed his jersey. What happened next prompted a blog item.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:39 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jayson Werth, Nats

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Mikhail Ovechkin and vodka, Babe Ruth and whiskey

A great anecdote about Papa Ovechkin and vodka leads to a great anecdote about Babe Ruth and whiskey.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:45 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Babe Ruth, Caps, Nats

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 01/28/2014

Nats announce new foods for 2014

Sushi, noodles, veggie burritos, more local beers and concession analytics.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:45 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg film ‘SportsCenter’ commercials

The Nats’ two biggest stars will each have SportsCenter commercials in the future.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:53 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, ESPN, Nats, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 01/27/2014

Bryce Harper wants to play smarter this year

Harper has one main goal for his career. As many rings as possible.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:02 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Nats

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Girl asks Stephen Strasburg and Anthony Rendon how many girlfriends they have

Well, someone has to ask the tough questions.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:55 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Rendon, Craig Stammen, Jayson Werth, Nats, Ryan Mattheus, Stephen Strasburg, Tyler Clippard

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Denard Span says he can prolong RGIII’s career

Nats’ center fielder offers sliding help to the Redskins’ quarterback.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:13 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denard Span, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, RGIII

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Matt Williams will treat Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper with kid gloves in spring training

Despite the kid-gloves comment, today’s post is brought to you by the letter “A” for aggressive.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Matt Williams, Nats, Ryan Zimmerman, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 01/22/2014

Nats’ Adam LaRoche with some ducks

LaRoche poses with the spoils of another hunt.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:28 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Nats

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Ryan Zimmerman on RGIII Facebook fallout: ‘Sometimes it’s best not to respond’

The veteran ballplayer has some sage advice for the younger guys. He also reveals that he has a man-crush on Tom Brady.

By Sarah Kogod  |  03:07 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Zimmerman

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Nats’ Gio Gonzalez outfits high school team with cleats

Left-hander again makes sure his alma mater is well equipped.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:00 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Nats

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Nats’ Gio Gonzalez talks about offseason fishing

Pitcher says there’s still one fish he has yet to conquer.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:15 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Morning pixels, Nats

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Potomac Nationals hold cold-tub plunge in sub-freezing temperatures

Brave fans won season tickets by submerging themselves in icy water.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:06 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Potomac Nationals

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Jorge Posada catches Gio Gonzalez’s bullpen session

Perhaps championships are transferrable by contact.

By Sarah Kogod  |  03:14 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Nats

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Nationals’ Bryce Harper: ‘I’m not fat. I look pretty good.’

The hullabaloo over his weight gain comment caught Harper by surprise.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:37 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Nats

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Mike Rizzo on Adam LaRoche’s mountain lion

Despite an aversion to hunting, the Nats general manager was impressed.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:13 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Nats

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Nats players show Team USA Olympic support with mittens

Denard Span, Adam LaRoche and Ross Detwiler trading gloves for mittens.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:37 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Denard Span, Nats, Ross Detwiler

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Nats batting practice jerseys sneak peek (Updated)

They didn’t reveal much, but here’s what we know: they’re red.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:15 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Bryce Harper weight gain ‘controversy’ continues

Bryce Harper wants to gain 10 pounds, and the world reacts.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:10 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Nats

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Bryce Harper models his UFC title belt

The Nats slugger has some new hardware.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:54 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Nats

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Bryce Harper wants a UFC title belt

The Nats slugger plans to take batting practice while wearing the hardware.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:42 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Nats

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 01/06/2014

Nats fans bond over curly ‘W’ tattoos

A group of six dedicated women now have permanent reminders of the team that brought them together.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:50 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Ian Desmond’s Pete Kozma joke

The Nats need to lock this guy up, pronto.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  03:17 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ian Desmond, Nats, Pete Kozma

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 12/20/2013

D.C. sports in 2013, by the numbers

Some of these numbers you probably don’t want to see.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  11:22 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Best of 2013, Caps, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Best D.C. sports moments of 2013

Ranking the 10 best D.C. sports moments from a pretty lousy year of local sports.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Hoyas, Nats, Redskins, Terps, Wizards

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Worst D.C. sports moments of 2013

Before we get to more best stuff, here’s a chance to review all the worst stuff you’d rather forget.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:50 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, D.C. United, Hoyas, Nats, Redskins, Terps, Wizards

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 12/16/2013

The best D.C. sports quotes of 2013

A collection of the best lines uttered by D.C. sports figures this year.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  09:57 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Best of 2013, Caps, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Jerry Blevins’s homemade Nats uniform

The Nats’ newest bullpen member is going to fit right in.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:15 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jerry Blevins, Nats

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Doug Fister is renovating his own bathroom

The Nats pitcher is handling his own home improvement project.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Doug Fister, Nats

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Justin Timberlake asks Bryce Harper for batting help

There are many perks to being Bryce Harper, and being a special guest at Justin Timberlake’s Las Vegas show is one of them.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:57 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Justin Timberlake, Nats

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Gio Gonzalez celebrates at Wizards game

Watch Gio Gonzalez celebrate at Tuesday night’s Wizards game.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:12 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Nats, Wizards

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Inside Matt Williams’s home

An Arizona television station did a tour of Matt Williams’s home. It’s the size of Nats Park.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:21 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Matt Williams, Nats

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Joe Biden trash talks Racing Presidents

Joe Biden ate a sandwich today, and talked trash to the Racing Presidents.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:54 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, Racing Presidents

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Rob Dibble is still talking about Mike Rizzo

Rob Dibble casts doubt upon Matt Williams hire because of some sort of personal grudge that he can’t let go.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:02 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colin Cowherd, John Wall, Matt Williams, Mike Rizzo, Nats, Rob Dibble

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Obama with Jordan, Acta and United jerseys

Barack Obama went to a local watering hole, whose wall of memorabilia featured some of the best of D.C. sports.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:56 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Nats, Obama, Wizards

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Bryce Harper riding an exercise bike

Spot the differences between two photos of Bryce Harper and his newly repaired knee on an exercise bike.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:01 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Nats, Nike, Under Armour

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Jayson Werth’s realistic video game hair

Sony uses Werth’s locks as an example of the next-generation realism in its newest baseball video game.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:21 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jayson Werth, Nats

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Matt Williams’s favorite stat: RISP batting average

Nats new manager has expressed fondness for new-school analytics, but he still likes an old-school stat best.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:05 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Matt Williams, Morning pixels, Nats, Timmy Smith

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Wizards: another Washington slow start

The Wizards are the latest D.C. pro sports team to stumble out of the gate, but they’ve had plenty of company.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:49 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 11/01/2013

Rizzo: ‘Mutual decision’ that the time wasn’t right for Ripken

Mike Rizzo explains why the Nats didn’t interview Cal Ripken when they were searching for a manger.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:55 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cal Ripken, Matt Williams, Mike Rizzo, Nats

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 11/01/2013

D.C. athletes do Halloween

A look at how some local stars dressed up and celebrated.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:49 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Gettis, Caps, Jan Vesely, Karl Alzner, Lucas Giolito, Nats, Nick Sundberg, Niles Paul, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/31/2013

D.C. sports inspired pumpkins

Sadly, no one wanted to pay tribute to the Wizards this year.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Halloween, Nats, Redskins

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 10/25/2013

When Matt Williams’s grandpa played for the Senators

Matt Williams’s grandpa played baseball in Washington. It was only for six games, but still.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:10 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bert Griffith, Matt Williams, Media, Nats

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 10/11/2013

Ryan Zimmerman supports Knorr over Ripken for Nats manager

Nationals’ third baseman and franchise cornerstone is looking for least amount of change at the top.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:32 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cal Ripken, Morning pixels, Nats, Ryan Zimmerman

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 10/10/2013

Bowden on the Lerners and Ripken

Former Nats GM says the team's ownership group has long talked about hiring Cal Ripken in some capacity.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:59 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cal Ripken, Jim Bowden, Nats

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Cal Ripken responds to Jayson Werth about Nats manager job

Jayson Werth said Cal would be his first choice to be the next Nats' manager. When asked, Ripken sure didn't rule it out.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:52 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cal Ripken, Jayson Werth, Nats, Orioles

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Bryce Harper's brother nominated for mustache award

Bryce Harper’s brother, Nats minor-league pitcher Bryan Harper, has been nominated for a prestigious mustache award. The problem is, his mustache has vanished.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:31 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryan Harper, Bryce Harper, Nats

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 10/07/2013

Now the Wizards have a season ticket holder scarf

Wizards become third local franchise to distribute scarves within a matter of weeks. Scarves: so hot. In more ways than one!

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:38 AM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Nats, Wizards

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Ted Leonsis still thinks the Nats are baseball's best team

Ted Leonsis still thinks the Nats are the best team in Major League Baseball, and still wants them to serve as a reminder.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:18 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  106.7 The Fan, Caps, ESPN 980, Nats, Ted Leonsis

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Wilbon and Kornheiser on Cal Ripken and the Nats

Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser discuss whether Cal Ripken would consider the managerial job with the Nationals.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:55 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cal Ripken, ESPN, Michael Wilbon, Nats, Tony Kornheiser

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Pierre Garcon's bye week advice: 'Don't get into trouble'

Seems like pretty solid advice.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:10 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Connor Carrick, Denard Span, Karl Alzner, Morning pixels, Nats, Nick Barnett, Pierre Garcon, Redskins

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Mystery of Woodrow Wilson mascot revealed

Giant Racing President-esque Woodrow Wilson mascot character is affiliated with the Wilson Bridge half-marathon.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:51 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats, running, Woodrow Wilson

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 10/01/2013

P-Nats offer free tickets to government workers

The Nationals' Class A affiliate in Woodbridge has tickets and jobs for furloughed federal government workers.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:01 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  minor leagues, Nats

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 10/01/2013

D.C. sports and the shutdown

Many people attempted to make hilarious jokes linking the federal government's shutdown with D.C. sports teams.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:47 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 09/30/2013

The end of Natitude?

'Natitude' had a tremendous two-year run, but the author argues that it should now go the way of 'NatsTown' and 'Expect It.'

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:47 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Natitude, Nats

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Davey Johnson practicing golf swing in dugout

A few hours before his offseason began, Davey Johnson was working on his golf swing in the Nats' dugout.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:16 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Davey Johnson, Nats

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Nats and 2014 season ticket prices

Are the Nats raising season ticket prices in 2014? No. Will some planholders pay more than they did in 2013? Yes. Here's an explanation.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:18 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Loverro objects to incestuous Washington Post praise

Longtime radio host and local sports writer thinks The Post sports staff offers too much internal praise. I hate Rick Maese.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:19 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Feinstein, Media, Nats

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Ted Leonsis: Nats should be an example for the Caps

Ted Leonsis tells media members that the Nationals’ 2013 should serve as a cautionary tale for his Capitals.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:13 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Nats, Ted Leonsis

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 09/26/2013

RGIII asks Bryce Harper for sliding help

Someone please make this happen.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:34 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Davey Johnson, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Nats playoff tickets and postseason fees (Updated)

The Nats didn’t make the playoffs, but some fans will still pay fees for their playoff tickets. That’s not unusual in baseball, but it hurts.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:48 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Davey Johnson on John Feinstein and the Shutdown

Nats outgoing manager says John Feinstein is an idiot, but that the Nats ‘probably’ would have beaten the Cardinals in 2012 had Strasburg not been shut down.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:20 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Davey Johnson, John Feinstein, Nats

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Nats fans remain super weird in final homestand

The Nats wrapped up their final homestand of the 2013 regular season. Their fans stayed weird.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:18 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Davey Johnson tribute video

The moving thank-you made the usually stoic manager a little emotional.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:07 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Davey Johnson, Nats

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Joe Theismann on RGIII: ‘He’s not 100 percent’

The eternal Redskins optimist isn’t worried about 0-2, and says you shouldn’t be either.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:01 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Caps, Gio Gonzalez, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Nats auctioning off game-worn jerseys to benefit families of Navy Yard shooting victims

Wouldn’t you want to own a piece of this happiness?

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:57 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 09/19/2013

Scott Van Pelt on D.C. sports

ESPN anchor on why he maintains such a close relationship with the sports here in his home town.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:58 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, ESPN, Nats, Redskins, Scott Van Pelt, Wizards

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 09/18/2013

Olbermann slams Nats over Navy caps

ESPN host thinks the Nats and MLB did not handle the Navy tribute caps as well as they might have. To put it lightly.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:17 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Keith Olbermann, MLB, Nats

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 09/18/2013

Bryce Harper really loves giving high fives

This is just adorable.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:50 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Caps, Dan Haren, Ian Desmond, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Denard Span, Nats celebrate

The 2013 Nats season had many sad moments. Tuesday evening was a happy one.

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:22 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denard Span, Jayson Werth, Nats

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Chelsey Desmond’s amazing diving play

Ian Desmond’s wife used to be a pretty fair junior-college shortstop. Still is, as it turns out.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:15 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chesley Desmond, Ian Desmond, Nats

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Nats wearing Navy hats for batting practice

The Nats honored the victims of yesterday’s tragedy by donning blue and gold caps during batting practice.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:22 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Craig Stammen, Nats, Ross Detwiler

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Zach Walters stepped on a pigeon

An injured pigeon couldn’t get out of the infield on Sunday, and a Nats player kicked it accidentally.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:42 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denard Span, Nats, Zach Walters

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Fred Smoot on Redskins: ‘It can’t get any worse’

The former Redskin has your daily dose of optimism.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:15 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Davey Johnson, Fred Smoot, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, Richard Crawford

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Images from the Nationals’ Wounded Warriors softball game

Chelsey Desmond’s web gem earned her MVP status.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:44 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Ian Desmond, Nats, Scott Hairston

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Andy Feffer leaving Nationals organization

Nats COO Andy Feffer -- the man behind Natitude and virtual ticketing -- will leave the organization after nearly four years.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:14 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Feffer, Natitude, Nats

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Ted Leonsis bought his Nats playoff tickets

Caps owner declares he still believes in Natitude, and backs up his words with a ticket purchase.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Nats, Ted Leonsis

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 09/13/2013

Pierre Garcon on Lambeau: ‘FedEx Field is louder’

Garcon says that, despite the crowd’s reputation, Sunday will be a level playing field.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:37 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Chris Thompson, Denard Span, Jayson Werth, Maryland, Morning pixels, Nats, Pierre Garcon, Redskins

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Nats rookies visit the Fan Cave (Video)

I guess you can’t really top last year’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” reading.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:53 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Rendon, Erik Davis, Ian Krol, Nats

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Bryce Harper smashes his bat (Video)

Another bat has lost its life for the cause.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:11 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Nats

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Christine Brennan to stop using ‘Redskins’ in USA Today column

The columnist becomes the latest in a string of media vowing to stop using the name.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:17 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dan Haren, John Wall, Jordan Bernstine, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 09/09/2013

Nats wives prepare for Wounded Warrior softball game

The wives of Adam LaRoche, Ian Desmond and Scott Hairston will show their own skills off Sunday afternoon.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:20 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Ian Desmond, Nats, Scott Hairston

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 09/06/2013

Maryland soccer gives out 1800 scarves; other scarf news

Maryland gave out 1,800 soccer scarves to student supporters. Georgetown fans did some guerrilla marketing with soccer scarves.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:31 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hoyas, Nats, Teprs, Terps

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Ian Desmond needs help rescuing Kurt Suzuki’s bonsai (Updated)

The gift to the former Nats catcher isn't doing so well.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:42 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ian Desmond, Kurt Suzuki, Nats, Ross Detwiler

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Bryce Harper finally admits the effects of hitting the wall

Perhaps Harper is re-thinking his strategy.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:30 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Jim Haslett, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 09/05/2013

RGIII changes tune on getting hit

What a difference a year makes.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:25 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Davey Johnson, DeJon Gomes, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Please don’t read books about Congress at Nats games

Distracted baseball watching is one thing. Reading Congressional tomes is something else altogether.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:04 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Keith Olbermann calls Bryce Harper the worst person in sports

In a snarky bit, Olbermann takes Harper to task for bad grammar. Because, headlines.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:20 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, ESPN, Keith Olbermann, Media, Nats

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 09/04/2013

Davey Johnson on Bryce Harper and ‘Tweeter’

Nats manager counsels his young star not to worry about what people are saying on Tweeter.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:38 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  106.7 The Fan, Bryce Harper, Davey Johnson, Nats

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Fred Davis: ‘Teams wanted me for cheap’

Davis says he want's to make sure "every team feels it" when he plays them.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:49 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Davey Johnson, Fred Davis, John Wall, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Watch Bryce Harper forget how many outs there were

Bryce Harper caught what he thought was the third out on Tuesday night. He was off by one.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:11 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Nats, Phillies

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 09/03/2013

A giant Woodrow Wilson at Nats Park

Now there's a giant Woodrow Wilson hanging out at Nationals Park. The team denies responsibility. Why is life so weird?

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:07 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Man does fantasy football draft in deserted Nats Park

I can't complain about this fellow ignoring a baseball game to do a football draft. I can wonder where all his friends went, though.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:14 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 09/03/2013

When the March on Washington canceled two Senators games

Fifty years ago, the March on Washington caused the cancellation of two Senators games.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:40 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 09/03/2013

Nats fans do the wave during painful loss

Saturday night, the Nats were routed at home, and fans did the wave, and there were lots of comments about this.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:43 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 08/31/2013

Jim Bowden on Dan Haren, Ryan Zimmerman, Danny Espinosa, Bryce Harper

Former Nats GM talks about what he'd do with Dan Haren, Danny Espinosa and Ryan Zimmerman, and whether Bryce Harper should get a 12-year deal.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:18 PM ET, 08/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Dan Haren, Danny Espinosa, ESPN, Jim Bowden, Mike Rizzo, Nats, Ryan Zimmerman

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 08/30/2013

Drew Storen totally understands RGIII-mania

The Nats pitcher doesn't necessarily agree with Harper's assessment of fan attentions.

By Sarah Kogod  |  03:09 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Drew Storen, Nats, Redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 08/30/2013

Bob Carpenter on the Nats and football season

Bob Carpenter says the Nats are showing that it's not football season just yet.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:35 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Carpenter, Bryce Harper, MASN, Nats

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Jayson Werth on his home run: ‘It went over the fence. I don’t care’

This might be the most Jayson Werth interview ever.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:38 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jayson Werth, Nats

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 08/30/2013

RGIII cleared by James Andrews, teammates unsurprised

Some of players can't believe we're still talking about this.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:21 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Craig Stammen, DeJon Gomes, Drew Storen, Jayson Werth, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Tyler Clippard

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Man in D’backs jersey, Red Sox hat attends Nats-Marlins game

Sometimes you go watch a team you support. Sometimes you support two other random teams. Whatever.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:49 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Ted Leonsis on Washington’s Olympics bid

Caps and Wizards owner says the 2024 bid is a 'once in a lifetime' chance for this region.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:31 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Nats, Olympics, Redskins, Ted Leonsis, Wizards

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 08/29/2013

Nats fan chases foul ball with toddler tucked under one arm (Video)

Points to that toddler for being totally unfazed, as if bouncing along sideways under his mom's arm is a regular occurrence.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:52 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fans, Nats

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 08/29/2013

Brian Dawkins sings ‘Hail To The Redskins’

A former Eagles player belts out the Redskins fight song.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:41 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ian Desmond, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, Reed Doughty, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Bryce Harper on dwindling Nats fans: ‘They have a whole winter to watch RGIII’

The Nats slugger is asking you to put RGIII on the back burner for now.

By Sarah Kogod  |  07:07 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Nats, Redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Patrick Kane in a Nats hockey sweater

Patrick Kane wore a Nats hockey sweater on Tuesday evening. New team store item?

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:42 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Nats, Patrick Kane, Ross Detwiler

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Bryce Harper meets U.S. men’s hockey players (Video)

The hockey players participated in an assembly line of handshakes with the Nats star.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:59 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Caps, John Carlson, Nats, USA Hockey

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Marlins fans think Nats will struggle in 2014

This is a blog item about a web poll conducted during a Marlins TV broadcast. Yeah, I don't know either.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:06 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning pixels, Nats, RGIII, Scott Boras

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Florida man gives amazing speech about the Nats

In opposing a new Spring Training home for the Nats, one man went above and beyond, rhetorically speaking.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:42 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 08/23/2013

F.P. Santangelo on the Nats beat writers

A foul ball into the Wrigley Field press box allows F.P. Santangelo to comment on the baseball skills of our beloved local press corps.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:58 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  F.P. Santangelo, MASN, Media, Nats

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Nats fan goes 75 years between games

Some fans go two or three weeks between seeing their favorite team play in person. Sam Bass went 75 years.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:06 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Davey Johnson on why the Nats can't date porn stars

The manager makes a very good point.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  02:01 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Davey Johnson, Nats

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 08/20/2013

David DeJesus, Gio Gonzalez have a ridiculous handshake

The former teammates have an amazing greeting.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  10:18 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David DeJesus, Gio Gonzalez, Nats

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Bryce Harper takes right-handed swings

Why, you ask? Because he can.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  01:34 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Nats, Redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Shirtless belly-shaking Nats fan

The story of this season is the gross jiggling belly fat that signaled Thursday's ninth-inning meltdown.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:02 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Ian Desmond in W.T. Woodson hoodie

Nats shortstop pays tribute to the Cavaliers during his post-game interview, and locals rejoice.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:23 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ian Desmond, Nats, W.T. Woodson

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Bryce Harper on future children: 'I hope they golf'

Harper talks about his piano-playing, dancing not-yet-existing children.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:33 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Denard Span, Donte' Stallworth, Fred Davis, Morning pixels, Nats, Niles Paul, Redskins, Trent Williams

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Baltimore Sun takes shots at D.C. sports

In a list of reasons why Baltimore is better than D.C., the Sun takes a few swings at D.C. sports.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:43 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore, Caps, Nats, Other Stuff, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Jayson Werth and Gio Gonzalez's dugout spat (Video)

This might be the most riled-up Gio we've ever seen.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:06 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Jayson Werth, Nats

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Logan Paulsen once almost beat up Chris Cooley

The two tight ends spend their radio chat talking about the good 'ol days.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:46 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Chris Cooley, Davey Johnson, Gio Gonzalez, Jayson Werth, Logan Paulsen, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, Wilson Ramos

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 08/13/2013

The clock at Nats Park is broken again

That's ok, though, because the Nats swept the Phillies with a broken clock. Who needs clocks? We all have phones, anyhow.

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:13 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Nats

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 08/13/2013

Ian Desmond wants D.C. United fans at Nats games

Nats shortstop asks for help bringing rowdy United supporters into Nats Park. Will it work?

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:14 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barra Brava, D.C. United, Ian Desmond, Morning pixels, Nats, Screaming Eagles

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 08/12/2013

Jayson Werth, Stephen Strasburg Gatorade baths

A very brave Bryce Harper might want to watch his back for a while.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:21 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Craig Stammen, Jayson Werth, Nats, Stephen Strasburg, Tyler Clippard

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 08/12/2013

Craig Kimbrel praises Nats fans

Braves closer says D.C. baseball fans 'understand the game and care a lot about it.'

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:58 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braves, Morning pixels, Nats, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Larry Bowa: Nats stricken by baseball gods

This won't be the last time a national analyst makes a crack about the Nats shutting down Stephen Strasburg in 2012.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:41 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Smoltz, Larry Bowa, MLB Network, Nats, Stephen Strasburg, Strasburg Shutdown

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Gio Gonzalez performs rubber-chicken sacrifice

Pretty sure that this is the first sacrifice performed by a player. In public, at least.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:01 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Nats

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Paul Byrd: The Nats laid down

Former Braves pitcher and current Braves analyst says the Nats could have used this week's drama as a spark, but instead, they went quietly.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:52 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Nats

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Davey Johnson's conversation with Bryce Harper

Davey Johnson and Bryce Harper chatted in the seventh inning on Wednesday night. Some people freaked out.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:17 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Davey Johnson, Nats

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Mike Wilbon: Bryce Harper deserved to be hit

The Post should create a fake Wilbon bot to produce scripted columns bashing local sports teams. And then lay me off.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:14 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Michael Wilbon, Nats, PTI, Tony Kornheiser

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Bryce Harper wanted to put Julio Teheran 'six feet under'

Harper may be left disappointed by a lack of retaliation.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:40 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryan Orakpo, Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Jim Bowden backs Bryce Harper

Former Nats GM and current baseball analyst says players should be able to admire their home runs.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:37 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braves, Bryce Harper, Jim Bowden, Nats