Author Archives: ArVaFan aka Laura Peebles

Bob Davids Chapter of Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) meeting

These summaries are transcribed from my notes, so none should be taken as verbatim quotes. Somehow in the Q & A every speaker was asked about replay and the possible pitch clock, and most of them were asked about the … Continue reading

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#Nats New Year’s Resolutions

As we turn the calendar to a new year, there is new hope. As a tradition, we also have some New Year’s resolutions.

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#Nats Christmas Stockings

Here is a list of what the Nationals should find in their Christmas stockings: Max Scherzer: a set of those baby noise-cancelling earmuffs. Not to protect Brooklyn’s ears in the stadiums—they’re to keep her from picking up daddy’s pitching vocabulary.

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#Nats Winterfest is now behind us

Winterfest Day 2, or what you can learn from watching Davey build a snowman. By Laura H. Peebles (ArVAFan) I’m starting with the last segment of the day, the Snowman Building Contest. The rules were that each player, working with … Continue reading

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Thanks for Thanksgiving for our Washington Nationals!

What the Nationals and their fans have to be thankful for: Max Scherzer:  Family.  Despite what we hear on this blog and elsewhere, there are things more important than baseball. Stephen Strasburg:  the miracle of modern antibiotics.  And rain. Gio … Continue reading

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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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