DC Sports Bog: Gio Gonzalez


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 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 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 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 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 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 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 12:07 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Sports community rallies around local girl with brain cancer

Tara Sankner, 8, is battling brain cancer, and the D.C. sports community is trying to brighten up her days.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:07 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Ian Desmond, Nationals, Pierre Garcon, Redskins

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 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 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 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 12:28 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Gio Gonzalez wants Davey Johnson to go home 'in one piece'

The Nats starter also asks for fans not to panic just yet.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:28 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Davey Johnson, Gio Gonzalez, Nats

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 07/15/2013

Gio Gonzalez and Anthony Rendon's sunflower seed fight

There aren't many goofballs in the clubhouse bigger than these two.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:08 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony Rendon, Gio Gonzalez, Nats

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 07/03/2013

Gio Gonzalez bought a fleet of luxury cars for his family

It's good to be related to Gio.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:56 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Kurt Suzuki, Nats

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 06/26/2013

Billy Kilmer, Bruce Boudreau at Nats game

A pair of former D.C. sports stars make high-profile appearances at Nationals Park, as the home team wins.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:42 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Billy Kilmer, Bruce Boudreau, Caps, Gio Gonzalez, Morning pixels, Nats

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 06/25/2013

Gio Gonzalez on loyalty (Video)

The Nats pitcher chats with a U.S. Army ROTC Cadet about why loyalty is important to both sports and military.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:23 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Nats

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 06/04/2013

Gio Gonzalez and his elephant-print Jordan Brand cleats

I don't know what elephant print is, exactly, but that's what Gio Gonzalez was sporting Saturday night in Atlanta.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:32 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Nats, Nike

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 05/28/2013

Gio Gonzalez's walk-up music, feat. Bob Carpenter

If you've ever wanted to hear Champagne For the Pain mixed with Bob Carpenter's voice, Gio Gonzalez has you covered.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:37 AM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Carpenter, Gio Gonzalez, Nats

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 05/24/2013

RGIII on his father's comments: 'I don't have a leash on my parents'

The Redskins quarterback doesn't have a problem with his outspoken dad.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:23 AM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fred Davis, Gio Gonzalez, Martell Webster, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Wizards

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 05/22/2013

Gio Gonzalez models Steve McCatty Playgirl shirt

Now we have photographic evidence that these shirts are as awesome as we thought they'd be.

By Sarah Kogod  |  04:09 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Nationals, Nats, Steve McCatty

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 05/15/2013

Gio Gonzalez plays catch with a kid in the stands (Video)

Monday must have been "play catch with a kid" night at Dodger Stadium.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:04 AM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Nats

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Kurt Suzuki's first career ejection (Video)

The Nats catcher got tossed arguing a call in the ninth inning.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:20 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Kory Lichtensteiger, Kurt Suzuki, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Gio Gonzalez makes incredible diving catch

The Nats pitcher lays out to catch a bunt.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:14 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Nats

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Davey Johnson was opposing manager for Tim Hudson's first, 200th win

The Nats manager will make a cameo in the record books.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:35 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Bryce Harper, Caps, Davey Johnson, Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Bernstein, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 04/29/2013

Gio Gonzalez with Ed Helms, Psy at WHCD

Ryan Zimmerman and Tyler Clippard also represented the Nats at the WHCD.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:05 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Gio Gonzalez, Nats, Ryan Zimmerman, Tyler Clippard

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 04/26/2013

Nats win means happy Nats

Thursday night's trouncing of the Reds led to a lighter mood in the Washington clubhouse.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:54 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Danny Espinosa, Davey Johnson, Gio Gonzalez, Julia Alexandria, Kai Forbath, Kurt Suzuki, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 04/26/2013

Julie Alexandria gets Gatorade treatment (Video)

Looks like the newbie will fit in well in Natstown.

By Sarah Kogod  |  08:33 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Julie Alexandria, Nats

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 04/25/2013

Nats pitchers' Ninja Turtles shirts

The Nats pitching staff seems to love those fan photoshops.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:27 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Nationals, Nats, Ross Detwiler

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 04/12/2013

Morning Pixels: Bradley Beal and John Wall talk 'swag'

The Wizards duo discuss who is more "swaggy."

By Sarah Kogod  |  08:59 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Davey Johnson, Gio Gonzalez, John Wall, Morning pixels, Nats, Niles Paul, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 10:47 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Gio Gonzalez: 'I felt like I was making love to my hand'

The Nats pitcher's postgame interview set Twitter on fire.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:47 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Nationals, Nats

Posted at 10:43 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Gio Gonzalez hits a solo home run (Video)

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:43 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Nats

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Morning Pixels: Bryce Harper attends White House '42 screening

It's good to be Bryce Harper

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:32 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Gio Gonzalez, Morning pixels, Nats, Randy Wittman, Wizards

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Gio Gonzalez makes final plea for video game challenge (Video)

The Nats lovable pitcher is a natural pitch man.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:44 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Nats

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Guess the Nats player in the bunny suit

The Nats spend their last day of freedom in very different ways.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:59 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam LaRoche, Bryce Harper, Chad Tracy, Denard Span, Gio Gonzalez, Ian Desmond, Nats, Ross Detwiler, Zach Duke

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 03/29/2013

Morning Pixels: Nats players excited to be back in D.C.

It seems like all of D.C. has been waiting patiently for this day.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:21 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Caps, Denard Span, Drew Storen, Gio Gonzalez, Matt Hendricks, Morning pixels, Nats, Pierre Garcon, Rafael Soriano, Redskins, Ross Detwiler, Ryan Mattheus

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 03/20/2013

Morning Pixels: John Mara says he's not the villain in Redskins cap penalties

"If they want to continue to make me the villain, so be it."

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:29 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeJon Gomes, Gio Gonzalez, John Wall, Morning pixels, Redskins

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Gio Gonzalez talks trash in MLB2K13 promo

The Nats pitcher takes a few jabs at Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:49 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Nats

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 02/28/2013

Gio Gonzalez's perfect thumbs

There is no shortage of Nats promoting video games.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:20 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Nats

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 02/13/2013

Morning Pixels: Lorenzo Alexander on RGIII: "He's still a rook"

The Redskins veteran explained the rookie rule.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:56 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps, Gio Gonzalez, Kevin Seraphin, Lorenzo Alexander, Morning pixels, Nats, Redskins, RGIII, Richard Crawford, Robert Griffin III, Wizards

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Gio Gonzalez to be honored by Hialeah City Council

The Nats pitcher will be honored tonight in his hometown.

By Sarah Kogod  |  03:17 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Nats

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Morning Pixels: RGIII mic'd up

They should just stick a mic on RGIII 24/7. I'd watch that show.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:37 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Gio Gonzalez, Morning pixels, Morning Pixles, Nats, Randy Wittman, Redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Santana Moss, Wizards

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 12/31/2012

D.C. athletes supporting the Redskins

It's one big happy D.C. sports family.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:07 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bryce Harper, Caps, Denard Span, Gio Gonzalez, Ian Desmond, John Carlson, John Erskine, Monique Currie, Mystics, Nats, Redskins, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Gio Gonzalez on Michael Morse, Ross Detwiler weddings

Michael Morse and Ross Detwiler have slightly different personalities. Apparently, their weddings reflected that.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:44 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Michael Morse, Nats, Ross Detwiler

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 12/19/2012

Morning Pixels: Redskins playoff chatter

A lot needs to happen to clinch a spot this week. But anything's possible.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:44 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Black, Morning pixels, Nationals, Nats, Randy Wittman, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Morning Pixels: Hotel giving 'special consideration' to applicants with initials 'RGIII'

A hotel staffed with all RGIIIs could make some cash.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:40 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.J. Price. Shaun Livingston, DeJon Gomes, Gio Gonzalez, Morning pixels, Nationals, Nats, Redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Wizards

Posted at 12:29 AM ET, 12/04/2012

D.C. athletes tuned in for Redskins-Giants

RGIII has fellow DMV athletes buzzing about the Redskins.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:29 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Hamid, Denard Span, Gio Gonzalez, Kevin Seraphin, Michael Morse, Nationals, Nats, Redskins, Stephen Strasburg, Steve Lombardozzi, Tyler Moore, Wizards

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 11/08/2012

Davey Johnson wins a fishing tournament

Davey Johnson is good at everything.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:25 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Davey Johnson, Gio Gonzalez, Michael Morse, Mike Rizzo, Nationals, Nats

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Morning Pixels: Dress warmly, D.C. United fans

Mother nature sure isn't making it easy for United and their fans.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:41 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Hamid, Bradley Beal, Chris Pontius, D.C. United, Gio Gonzalez, Kedric Golston, Mike Shanahan, Morning pixels, Nationals, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Gio Gonzalez has a new T-shirt line

Gio can now add "fashion designer" to his growing list of accomplishments.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:28 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Nationals, Nats

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Nats celebrations in GIF form

The Nationals celebrations, now in GIF form.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:29 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Nat, Nats, Tyler Clippard

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Gio Gonzalez calls Mark Lerner ‘The pimp with the limp’

The pitcher, referring to Mark Lerner's hobble after foot surgery in July, calls the Nats owner "The pimp with the limp."

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:33 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Mark Lerner, Nationals, Nats

Posted at 10:26 PM ET, 10/01/2012

The Nats’ Champagne celebration

You want to see lots of images of the Nats in goggles and covered with beer and Champagne? Step right up.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:26 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Jayson Werth, Michael Morse, Natitude, Nats

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Dierks Bentley singing about Gio Gonzalez

When the country singer visited Nationals Park, he saw Gio Gonzalez's 20th win and wrote some verse to commemorate the occasion.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:05 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dierks Bentley, Gio Gonzalez, Natitude, Nats

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Gio Gonzalez trips on the mound, faceplants, goes on to win his 20th

Seeing a potential Cy Young candidate lay motionless after falling is terrifying.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:28 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Gio Gonzalez says he’s not dating Angela Rypien

Female Nats fans will be pleased to hear that Gio is still on the market.

By Sarah Kogod  |  04:23 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Morning pixels: Redskins officiating crew was problematic

I think everyone involved would like to call a mulligan on Sunday.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:01 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Redskins, Tennis | Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Santana Moss, Darrel Young, Fred Davis, DeAngelo Hall, Chris Baker, Ryan Zimmerman, Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Morning pixels: Sunday’s matchup not the first for Brees, RGIII

The two quarterbacks have met on the field before, in digital form.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:26 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Robert Griffin III, RGIII, Alfred Morris, Gio Gonzalez, Bryce Harper

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 08/31/2012

Morning pixels: Nats team photo missing one important guy

Gio Gonzalez accidentally missed the team photo because he was hanging out with his parents.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:16 AM ET, 08/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Bryce Harper, Edwin Jackson, Jayson Werth

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Dick Vitale visits with the Nats

The ESPN analyst took some time to pose with the team.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:34 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Bryce Harper, Ian Desmond, Gio Gonzalez, Davey Johnson, Kristina Akra

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 08/09/2012

Nats hit home runs, throw bubble gum

During a season full of joyous home run celebrations, the Nats now have a new one. It involves bubble gum.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:26 AM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Michael Morse, Gio Gonzalez, Danny Espinosa, Natitude

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 08/09/2012

Morning pixels: Heath Shuler’s preseason (home) debut

With RGIII on the verge of his first preseason action, here’s a quick look back at Heath Shuler’s opening (home) disaster.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:44 AM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins | Tags:  Heath Shuler, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Bryce Harper, Angel Hernandez, Gio Gonzalez, John Feinstein

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Gio Gonzalez talks about shutting down Stephen Strasburg

The Nats pitcher says the rotation wants “the best for Stras.”

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:43 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Last Thing: Gio Gonzalez dreams about super models

It’s always an interesting conversation with Gio Gonzalez.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:25 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Last Thing

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 07/26/2012

Nats send Bar Mitzvah greetings

With a baseball-loving set of D.C. area twins getting Bar Mitzvahed, Aviva Kempner got the Nats involved.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:36 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, Aviva Kempner, Mike Rizzo, Wolf Blitzer, Ian Desmond

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 07/26/2012

The Ten: Gio on his most embarrassing moment and his perfect date

The least surprising thing we learn about Gio is that he loves to talk. A lot.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:35 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, The Ten

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Morning pixels: Davey pulls Gio, everyone gets mad

It’s that time of the season where every move the Nats make is going to make people nervous.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:48 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Olympics, Redskins, D.C. United | Tags:  Davey Johnson, Gio Gonzalez, Nile Paul, Tyler Clippard, Ben Olsen

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 07/20/2012

Morning pixels: Ted Leonsis offers some explanations

An in depth Q&A with Ted Leonsis gets some pretty detailed answers about the current state of his teams.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:28 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Caps, Redskins, Wizards, Olympics | Tags:  Redskins, Ted Leonsis, Davey Johnson, Gio Gonzalez, Andray Blatche, Nick Young, JaVale McGee

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Morning pixels: Miguel Batista says Mets are better than Nats

With a pennant race looming, the former Miss Iowa decides to get all wacky-like in his post-game media session.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:07 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Miguel Batista, Gio Gonzalez, Davey Johnson, Jerry Seinfeld, Ryan Kerrigan, Michael Morse

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Morning pixels: It’s all good times from here on out

With the slowest sports week of the year behind us, we have much to look forward to.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:33 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Redskins, Wizards, Tennis | Tags:  Shelvin Mack, Chris Singleton, Jan Vesely, Bradley Beal, Tomas Satoransky, Ian Desmond, Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 07/11/2012

George Will made historical flashcards for the Nats

Conservative columnist and diehard baseball lover is helping Stephen Strasburg learn the presidents what what what?

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:39 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Ted Lerner, Gio Gonzalez, George Will, 106.7 The Fan

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Nats wounded warriors and the celebrity softball game

Wearing a Curly W cap, Matt Kinsey went 3-for-3 and earned MVP honors at the MLB celebrity softball game.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:34 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Wounded Warriors, Nationals Park

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Morning pixels: Nats are co-NL favorites

Actual betting lines indicate that the Nats and Giants are now co-favorites to win the National League pennant.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:47 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Natitude, Gio Gonzalez, Stephen Strasburg, Ted Leonsis, Lorenzo Alexander, Ryan Zimmerman

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Gio Gonzalez explains the deer pose celebration

Gio may not make a good hunter, but he makes an excellent deer.

By Sarah Kogod  |  03:35 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Adam LaRoche, Bryce Harper

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Gio Gonzalez has his clown question moment

Asking Gio how he feels about Harper being an All-Star is a clown question.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:02 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Bryce Harper

Posted at 12:21 AM ET, 07/06/2012

Adam LaRoche hits game winner, teammates pose as deer

The Nats magical early summer continues, with a good old-fashioned sweep of the Giants.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:21 AM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Adam Laroche, Gio Gonzalez, Rick Ankiel, Ian Desmond

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 07/05/2012

Gio Gonzalez on Chicken Mode

Nats pitcher ups his likability another 17 levels by wearing a ‘Chicken Mode’ t-shirt during a television interview.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:48 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Fox 5, Bryce Harper, Chicken Mode, Michael Morse, Beast Mode

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 07/05/2012

The Nationals on their popularity in D.C.

Ryan Zimmerman confirms that the public reaction players receive is different than during the 100-loss years.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:05 PM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals Park, Natitude, Ryan Zimmerman, Gio Gonzalez, Drew Storen

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 07/03/2012

Morning pixels: Tim Kurkjian says Nats are NL favorites

ESPN analyst tells ESPN 980 that Washington’s baseball team is currently the National League team to beat.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:25 AM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Tim Kurkjian, ESPN 980, Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez, Jordan Zimmermann

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Gio Gonzalez took a Walter Reed employee as his date to Nationals gala

Gio takes a step back from his Twitter date request and took a military member to the Gala instead.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:44 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Morning pixels: Joe Maddon crafts another Nats phrase

In a season of Nats memes, the Rays skipper adds another one to the list during a post-game rant.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:20 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats | Tags:  Joe Maddon, Joel Peralta, Davey Johnson, Conan O'Brien, Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Morning pixels: The origins of the ‘clown question’ phrase

Bryce Harper’s older brother, a Nats farmhand, reveals the etymology of his younger brother’s most famous phrase.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:10 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats, Caps, Redskins | Tags:  Bryce Harper, Bryan Harper, Drew Storen, Gio Gonzalez, Wale, Jesus Flores, Dan Snyder, Ted Leonsis

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Gio Gonzalez deletes Twitter date request

It appears the Nats pitcher has had a change of heart and is no longer looking for a date.

By Sarah Kogod  |  03:08 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nats, Nationals, Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Gio Gonzalez needs a date

Personable Nats pitcher Gio Gonzalez took to Twitter to find a date for Saturday’s Dream Gala.

By Sarah Kogod  |  04:52 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nats, Nationals, Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 06/08/2012

Morning pixels: Bryce Harper’s bloody photo explained

Explaining Bryce Harper’s legendary photo, RGIII feeling good and Davey Johnson on Fenway.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:26 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Mystics, Redskins, Redskins | Tags:  Bryce Harper, Gio Gonzalez, Stephen Strasburg, Rick Ankiel, Robert Griffin III, Torrey Smith, Anthony Armstrong, Matee Ajavon, Natasha Lacy

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Adam LaRoche: Nats have a ‘few rednecks’

The Nats first baseman shares his thoughts on why Gio Gonzalez would make an awful hunter.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:59 PM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals, Nats, Adam LaRoche, Gio Gonzalez, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Gio Gonzalez talks Chewbacca and his happy place

Gio’s reaction to a naughty question from Betty White might be the best part of this video.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:02 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals, Nats, Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Gio Gonzalez calls for more ‘Chicken Mode stuff’

The Nats pitcher has called for a rubber chicken sacrifice to benefit the catchers.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:14 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals, Nats, Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Gio Gonzalez gives personalized headphones to Nats rotation

He is adding to the list of reasons why he’s one of the DMV’s most likeable athletes.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:17 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals, Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Bryce Harper’s mom made cookies for Gio Gonzalez

The Nats pitcher talks about Mama Harper’s cookies and ‘Dumb and Dumber.’

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:21 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals, Bryce Harper, Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 05/07/2012

Gio Gonzalez’s awful slide into third base

Nats starter is a peach on the mound, but he could use some work on his base running techniques.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:00 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Gio Gonzalez flies his barber in from Oakland

There’s certainly a barber in the DMV that is good enough to save Gio the airfare.

By Sarah Kogod  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Nationals, Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Morning pixels: The Ernie Grunfeld era continues

With the Wizards’ front-office leader back for another season, let’s remember the coverage when he was first hired.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:21 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Wizards, Nats | Tags:  Ernie Grunfeld, Ted Leonsis, Abe Pollin, Michael Jordan, Gio Gonzalez, Nene

Posted at 10:46 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Gio Gonzalez wears a Caps shirt in postgame

After another brilliant start, the Nats’ likeable starter shows up in Caps gear and talks Stanley Cup playoffs.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:46 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats | Tags:  Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Opening day Natitude at Nats Park

Here are some fans showing off their Natitude during the team’s home opener Thursday afternoon.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:38 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Natitude, Gio Gonzalez, Ian Desmond

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Morning pixels: Teddy loses again

MORNING PIXELS | Everything was great about Nats opening day, except ...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:10 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats, Wizards | Tags:  Jayson Werth, Teddy Roosevelt, Mark Lerner, John Popper, Ernie Grunfeld, Gio Gonzalez, Danny Rouhier, Alex Ovechkin

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Edwin Jackson plays drums with Gio Gonzalez

Nats two new starting pitchers have some sort of MLB-sponsored jam session, or something.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:37 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Edwin Jackson, Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Stephen Strasburg with Bryce Harper

Two No. 1 overall draft picks and future D.C. stars are happy together in Viera.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:01 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper, Jordan Zimmermann, Gio Gonzalez, Edwin Jackson

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/23/2012

MLB Network analyst picks Nats as World Series longshot

Eric Byrnes says betting on the Nats at 28-1 is a ‘value play’ this season.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Eric Byrnes, Thomas Boswell, Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 11:48 PM ET, 01/28/2012

Gio Gonzalez and Rex Grossman

Washington’s new starting pitcher and old starting quarterback hang out in Florida.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:48 PM ET, 01/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Rex Grossman, Gio Gonzalez

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Gio Gonzalez: ‘Hail to the Redskins’

New Nationals starter wastes no time making nice to D.C. sports fans, unlike some of his predecessors.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:28 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats | Tags:  Gio Gonzalez, Gio Gonzalez Redskins