Nationals preview 2013: Ready to go the distance

(Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

(Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

 

Our 2013 Nationals preview comes out in print on Sunday, but thanks to the wonders of the Internet, it’s all here now for your Friday morning enjoyment. Hope nobody was planning on getting any work done today.

Cover story by Adam Kilgore | Talent without limits
Already, at the ages of 24 and 20, Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper may form the most overpowering tandem in baseball.

Thomas Boswell column |  Let the good times roll 
Washington has unique baseball memories, unlike any other city — awful ones. D.C. baseball fans deserve the good ones they’re about to get.

Roster breakdown | The lineup, by James Wagner, and the pitching staff, by Harry Pavlidis

League preview | A look at every MLB team, by Barry Svrluga

Tracee Hamilton column | The curse of high expectations
It’s not the alleged Sports Illustrated cover curse that should concern the Nationals. It’s the curse of high expectations.

Baseball memories | Read others’ best-loved baseball stories and share your own.

George Will’s baseball quiz | Good luck.

Ready for the season | Six die-hard Nats fans, including Maury Povich, talk about how their lives revolve around their favorite teams.

Out of the park | Where the Nats like to hang out.

Let us know what you think, as well as what you’d like to see this season.

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