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- The small things added up to the difference as Nats score 4 in the 9th and lose 5-4
- Game #76 Gio Gonzalez has a great opportunity to impress Joe Maddon as an All-Star
- Nats couldn’t dig out of 1st inning hole
- Game #75 Tanner Roark must get back on track
- An 18-3 blow-out as Trea Turner and Michael Taylor combine for 9 hits, 8 runs, & 5 RBIs
- Game #74 Afternoon baseball with a new CF
- #Nats walk-off saves the team amidst some questionable decisions
- Game #73 Nationals must get back to consistency, but roster is still a moving target!
- 4th 18-gamer: Fits and Starts
- The Day After: What Dusty said about the no-not!
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Author Archives: Ray Wyvill
On the eve of the season’s start I discussed how a week of the baseball season is equivalent to a mile in a marathon. The first couple of miles are always about trying to get settled. You’ve had a long … Continue reading
On the eve of the season’s start, I discussed how a week of the baseball season is equivalent to a mile in a marathon. The first fortnight of the season represents the first two miles. It’s an interesting place in … Continue reading
In our minds is an image that has been nurtured by the cold, dark evenings of an interminable winter. Our young men bound out of the dugout wearing bridal veil white uniforms into the blinding sunshine set against impossibly green … Continue reading
“When I was a kid my father used to say, ‘Our greatest hopes and worst fears are seldom realized.”—Jim McKay, ABC Sports We arrive, finally, at Spring. Regardless of the relative mildness of the past winter there is a definitive … Continue reading
If you’ve spent the last week or so fretting about whether the Nats win “Home Field Advantage” you may want to re-think it. A quick analysis of the past 21 years of National League Division Series indicates that Home Field … Continue reading
Football may be a game of inches. But, baseball is a game of millimeters. A baseball bat may not exceed 2.61 inches in diameter (66 millimeters). The ball itself is bigger at 2.86-2.94 inches in diameter (nominally 74 mm). So, … Continue reading
In the odd juxtaposition between reality and baseball, arguably the biggest name in the sport [Bryce Harper] was nominally suspended on the very day his franchise was providing him an honor. If this feels like a recovered draft of a … Continue reading
As Spring beckons and the players work through Training it’s also time to say “Good Bye” to what feels like an old friend. The old red hat started out as a stadium purchase in 2012. It was clean, beautiful, and … Continue reading
Peeling back the curtain a bit we are being afforded a glimpse into the future of pitching. It is being provided by a team of biomechanics researchers. What they’ve found has strong implications downstream. However, it’s only a small part … Continue reading