Mr. Cub banked on enthusiasm

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Ernie Banks, 83, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, willed himself to be happy through his positive attitude and “Let’s play two” mantra.

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President Obama mourns the death of Cubs legend Ernie Banks

President Obama mourns the death of Cubs legend Ernie Banks

“Somewhere, the sun is shining, the air is fresh, his team’s behind him, and Mr. Class -- “Mr. Cub” -- is ready to play two,” the White House statement reads.

Bryce Harper attends Clippers game, gets an autographed jersey from J.J. Redick

Harper also got photos with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin.

Wilson Ramos honored with Tony Conigliaro Award

Wilson Ramos honored with Tony Conigliaro Award

The 27-year-old catcher was honored for his perseverance through injuries and his 2011 kidnapping.

Nationals sign two to minor league deals

Right-handed reliever Evan Meek and first baseman Kila Ka’aihue will be invited to major league spring training.

Matt Williams on the Scherzer signing: “His competitiveness is off the chart’

Matt Williams on the Scherzer signing: “His competitiveness is off the chart’

Matt Williams on the Scherzer signing, what makes Scherzer so good, and what happens to Tanner Roark.

Does Scott Boras run the Nationals?

Does Scott Boras run the Nationals?

ON BASEBALL | When Max Scherzer became the sixth player represented by the prominent agent on the 2015 Nationals, people wondered.

Pete Rose thinks the Nats gave Max Scherzer too much money

Pete Rose thinks the Nats gave Max Scherzer too much money

Here is grizzled man saying grizzled things.

Bryce Harper visits the set of Modern Family and knows his why

Bryce Harper visits the set of Modern Family and knows his why

Nationals outfielder posed for photos with Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell and Sarah Hyland.

Nats send care packages to young fans upset over Tyler Clippard trade

Nats send care packages to young fans upset over Tyler Clippard trade

The team’s response to sad young Clippard fans might make you smile.

Werth on Scherzer signing

Werth on Scherzer signing

Onetime big free agent: “It was a proud moment. I was proud to be a Nat.“

Yankees broadcaster loses everything in New Jersey fire

Yankees broadcaster loses everything in New Jersey fire

John Sterling is one of the residents displaced by the massive fire in Edgewater.

Nationals bring on a ‘bulldog’

Nationals bring on a ‘bulldog’

Williams, Rizzo laud Washington’s $210 million man at Scherzer’s introductory news conference at Nationals Park.

‘When you’re 89 . . . you want to win’: Ted Lerner owns Nats’ Scherzer deal

‘When you’re 89  <span>. . .</span> you want to win’: Ted Lerner owns Nats’ Scherzer deal

ON BASEBALL | It was Lerner who had to decide whether to spend a stunning $210 million on one player.

‘Sexy-stubbled’ Max Scherzer hates mushrooms, likes helicopters and wants to meet Alex Ovechkin

‘Sexy-stubbled’ Max Scherzer hates mushrooms, likes helicopters and wants to meet Alex Ovechkin

Scherzer doesn’t believe everything he’s heard about Bryce Harper.

Can Max Scherzer's deal lure other superstars to D.C.?

Can Max Scherzer's deal lure other superstars to D.C.?

The Nationals newly signed pitcher took advantage of local tax laws to make his $210 million deal possible

Max Scherzer, $210 million man

Max Scherzer, $210 million man

Max Scherzer is getting paid lots and lots of money. D.C. athletes have dealt with that in different ways.

Nationals’ Max Scherzer will wear No. 31

Nationals’ Max Scherzer will wear No. 31

Pitcher becomes the seventh Nationals player to wear No. 31.

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Nationals introduce Max Scherzer

Nationals introduce Max Scherzer

Highlights from Max Scherzer's introductory press conference at Nationals Park on Wednesday.

Max Scherzer introduced as National

Max Scherzer introduced as National

Twitter updates from news conference at Nats Park.

Ten questions for Max Scherzer

Ten questions for Max Scherzer

The Nationals will introduce their new pitcher at 2 p.m. We’ll start the inquiries now.

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Who should be Nationals' Opening Day starter?

Who should be Nationals' Opening Day starter?

The Post Sports Live crew debates whether Stephen Strasburg, new addition Max Scherzer or another pitcher should start for the Nationals on Opening Day.

Tanner Roark on Max Scherzer signing: ‘I’d think I’d be the odd man out unfortunately’

Tanner Roark on Max Scherzer signing: ‘I’d think I’d be the odd man out unfortunately’

He was the Nationals’ fifth starter last season, posted a 2.85 ERA and, if everyone returns, could be pushed to the bullpen.

Scherzer gives Nats plenty of options

Scherzer gives Nats plenty of options

ON BASEBALL | The right-hander cost the Nats $210 million. But that doesn’t mean they have to make room for him.

Post Sports Live: Evaluating Capitals, Wizards midseason

Post Sports Live debates #DeflateGate, predicts the Nats’ Opening Day starter and evaluates the Wizards and Capitals at the halfway point in their seasons.

Yes, Nationals acquisition Max Scherzer has two different-colored eyes

Yes, Nationals acquisition Max Scherzer has two different-colored eyes

Former Tigers ace has heterochromatic goggles to match.

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Should Nationals fans temper their World Series expectations?

Should Nationals fans temper their World Series expectations?

The Post Sports Live crew debates whether Nationals fans should temper their expectations for the World Series even with the addition of Cy Young winner Max Scherzer.

Stephen Strasburg has more trade value than Jordan Zimmermann

Stephen Strasburg has more trade value than Jordan Zimmermann

Strasburg not only provides more value, but would likely get more in return as well.

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Expectations for Wizards, Capitals in seasons' second half

Expectations for Wizards, Capitals in seasons' second half

The Washington Post's Des Bieler, Chelsea Janes and Dan Steinberg join host Gene Wang to debate whether the New England Patriots' latest scandal diminishes their overall accomplishments, predict the Nationals' Opening Day starter — with the addition of Max Scherzer to an already solid rotation — and evaluate the Wizards and Capitals at the halfway point in their seasons.

The strengths and weakness of Max Scherzer

The strengths and weakness of Max Scherzer

In adding the 2013 Cy Young award winner, the Nationals are getting a strikeout machine.


With Scherzer in fold, what happens to Zimmermann?

<br>With Scherzer in fold, what happens to Zimmermann?

The Nationals’ signing of Max Scherzer may have sealed the departure of Jordan Zimmermann, whether it comes before or after the 2015 season.

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A veteran works through the grind

With more than 1,100 major league games under his belt, how does Ryan Zimmerman prepare for 162 games in 182 days?

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Inside the season with the nation’s top-rated football prospect, Woodbridge’s Da’Shawn Hand.