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Time for an exorcism for the Nationals

* August 12th 2018 marked the Nationals most excruciating regular season loss in the team’s history. A loss was actually snatched from the jaws of victory.

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Perspective: A great game for 8 1/2 innings; A complete disaster for a 1/2 inning

They say you need to play to the last out, and the Chicago Cubs did just that. It is proof that you should never give up. They took advantage of every pitch and play that went their way. The Nationals … Continue reading

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Last night was a snapshot of the Nationals season

Last night, the best player in the world was in the line-up for the Washington Nationals. Not only was Max Scherzer pitching, he was also batting 9th as a .290 hitter and maybe on this night Scherzer should have been … Continue reading

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“Bryce Harper is not going anywhere”….for now!

General Manager Mike Rizzo was kind enough to send a 10-word press statement on Tuesday: “Bryce is not going anywhere. I believe in this team.” That statement from Rizzo was in response to trade rumors. While the statement was brief, … Continue reading

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To Be Or Not To Be…

To be or not to be… This is the week when we start getting the final answers on the 2018 season. * By winning 3 of 4 from the Reds the Nats did the absolute minimum they had to do … Continue reading

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Help Wanted: #Nats have two scheduled doubleheaders in 4 days

The Washington Nationals have a much needed day-off on Monday to allow them to work around these two doubleheaders they now have in four days because of two separate rain-outs. If they choose to — and they should, manager Dave … Continue reading

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Baseball Then and Now.

There’s an interesting dynamic at play when following fan reaction to their teams. The fascinating part is that the reactions are nearly the same regardless which team one is following and it’s obvious that many of the fans grew up … Continue reading

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“Juan-ce” in a Generation: Where does Juan Soto rank among past 19-year-old phenoms?

In recent years, the Nationals have been blessed with young home-grown talent. Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, Trea Turner and Anthony Rendon all made early and impressive debuts for the club and have since cemented themselves as franchise cornerstones. This season, … Continue reading

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Before tonight’s game starts, the trade deadline looms large!

As the clock ticks to 3:59 PM in the east today for the non-waiver trade deadline, Bryce Harper’s career with the Washington Nationals could end in the last minute like it started at 11:59 PM in the east on August … Continue reading

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So here we are. Where do we go from here? #Nats

We are exactly 30-hours to the non-waiver trade deadline and NatsTown will go through 30-hours of anxiety. We don’t have to rehash why the Washington Nationals are where they are in any great detail. All you have to do is … Continue reading

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