Author Archives: Erika C.

A Night with the P-Nats and Top Prospect Victor Robles and Manager Tripp Keister

Last night was the perfect opportunity to see Joan Baez pitch for the Potomac Nationals at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia. Baez worked at a good pace and turned in a good outing and worked himself out of some jams … Continue reading

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Pitch Talks Event with the Media

Monday night I was invited to  the Howard Theatre to attend the Pitch Talks speaker series on behalf of Talk Nats, and it was an excellent event.  There were two panel discussions, both moderated by MLB Network Radio and Sirius … Continue reading

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Rick Ankiel wrote a book that is a must-read!

When I told Steve “The Ghost” last week that my copy of The Phenomenon by Rick Ankiel had shipped and I couldn’t wait for it to arrive, he said he’d love a book review when I was done reading it. … Continue reading

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The Window To Win is Open #Nats

“The Washington Nationals have a window to win, and it’s right now”. Raise your hand if you’ve heard that before. Baseball talking heads have been throwing this narrative around a lot this past off-season, and the chatter about it has … Continue reading

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Opening Day for some teams is on Sunday; The new MLB rule changes

As I’m sure y’all have heard, MLB officially announced the 2017 rule changes. This is the next step in commissioner Rob Manfred’s never ending quest to reduce dead time and increase action in games. MLB & the MLBPA today jointly … Continue reading

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Tanner Roark and Daniel Murphy are the best of baseball

Do you think Abner Doubleday could have envisioned that baseball would be played worldwide? Chevrolet tried to show the symbolism of America as “Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and Chevrolet”. Baseball has risen to a fever pitch worldwide as witnessed … Continue reading

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Manfred versus Clark in a game where the fans have to win

Now that the dust has settled from the shots fired between MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and MLBPA executive director Tony Clark, it’s time for everyone to take a deep breath and have a grown up discussion about the pace of … Continue reading

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Commissioner Manfred, a man on a mission

#MLB commissioner Rob Manfred is ratcheting up the pressure on the union over pace of play: (via @SNJeffBlair) — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) February 22, 2017 Shots have been fired over the baseball landscape, with MLB commissioner Robert D. “Rob” … Continue reading

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Washington Nationals: Around the clubhouse; Hope Springs Eternal

When pitchers and catchers reported to the new Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, we were 123 days removed from the stinging loss of Game 5 and the third time the Nats failed to advance in postseason play. My twitter feed … Continue reading

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Washington Nationals: Bryce Harper should be en route to WPB

Bryce Harper is soaking up the last of the off-season before heading down to West Palm Beach for spring training. Despite hating the “holiday,” he and new wife Kayla had a full day on Valentine’s Day, going to the Las … Continue reading

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