Author Archives: ArVaFan aka Laura Peebles

Arizona Fall Stars Game — Victor Robles is your MVP

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick – Fall Stars game – November 4, 2017 Well, that was fun!  We attended the Fall Stars game with 4,212 other fans.  We did meet a handful of other Nationals fans, although we were … Continue reading

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Mesa Solar Sox @ Scottsdale Scorpions, Scottsdale Stadium

My visit to Scottsdale Stadium for an Arizona Fall League game started with a conversation with Phil Rizzo. Yep, Mike’s dad. He spotted our Nats gear, and called us over to chat before the game got started. He talked about … Continue reading

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111 questions for the 111 days to Spring Training

111 days, 111 questions.  In no order whatsoever. (Minus Winterfest and the GM meetings, it’s about 111 days to Pitchers and Catchers report).

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Press for a Day: August 30 at Nats Park

DISCLAIMER: all quotes are paraphrases—I was not recording the conversations. As I think I mentioned, I won the MLB charity auction for Shannon Forde Field fundraiser, which was “press for a day.” Actually, it was more like “hang out with … Continue reading

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A Night at the Park:  ZiMS Foundation

A Night at the Park:  the rain held off until after we got inside, and then waited until after we got back to the garage.     Yes, the lighting in that part of the club made the cake look … Continue reading

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Florida Report from The Ballpark Of The Palm Beaches: #Nats

We made it! First, let’s talk about getting to West Palm Beach, Florida. My first time at PBI (the official call letters for West Palm Beach’s airport). It is a small airport, big improvement over Orlando. First, it only has … Continue reading

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Laura’s Off-Season Report Card

Report Card on how I did on my list of 12 Things I said I wouldn’t and would do in the offseason. I graded PASS/FAIL because most of the items were binary: either I did them or I didn’t. What … Continue reading

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SABR meeting 2/4/17

Today was the 46th Annual Bob Davids Chapter Meeting of SABR. Well, that was fun! This was my first SABR meeting, and I have to say it exceeded expectations. I expected that at least one session would be full of … Continue reading

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The HOF process and voting discussion

The Washington Post prohibits their writers from voting on any of baseball’s awards like the MVP, Rookie of the Year, Cy Young, and even on the Hall of Fame ballots. They are allowed to give opinions. Barry Svrluga gives his … Continue reading

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#Nats New Year’s Resolutions

Max Scherzer: Get off the “gave up the most HR’s per innings pitched” leaderboard. Stephen Strasburg: fall out of love with my slider.

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