Category Archives: Feature

Umpiring: A Look under the Hood

Baseball churns along here in mid-August to its old and familiar rhythm.  The Division chases warm up for some and chill for others.  The number of days left on the schedule begins dwindling.  And even the most office-bound of fans … Continue reading

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August 4 visit to the Nationals’ control room

We cashed in some Red Carpet Reward points for a visit to the control rooms. It’s actually four separate rooms, not counting a few offices. The large room has about a dozen people and forty video screens. The tasks are … Continue reading

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A Notable Anniversary

Lost in the pantheon of baseball-related books, movies, and entertainment is a small forgotten gem.  On August 5 we will mark the 65th anniversary of the  1953 Kraft Television Theater airing of a live performance of Old MacDonald Had a … Continue reading

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Where are the Nationals heading?

It’s a familiar feeling for Nationals fans today after two straight losses in games that could have been wins. Runners on the corners nobody out, fail to score a run. On Tuesday, put a crooked number on the board and … Continue reading

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Sean Doolittle is needed to help players of another ERA!

Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle and his wife, Eireann Dolan, are a very politically astute, media savvy couple. They’ve spoken up on behalf of Syrian refugees, sponsored the Oakland Athletics’ first LGBT Pride Night and written opinion pieces about military … Continue reading

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Top Ten Ways To Improve All-Star Week(end)

Top Ten Ways To Improve All-Star Week(end) My 10-year-old and I had a blast this week at the All-Star festivities. We went to the All-Star Fanfest twice and to all three days of games (Futures, HR Derby, All-Star game) at … Continue reading

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The Dog Days: Baseball’s Prime Time

About a month after the summer solstice the atmosphere gets with the program the sun has been laying down.  It gets hot, humid, and stays that way.  Life slows down just a little.  It has been that way for as … Continue reading

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A Curious History of Washington D.C. All-Star games

This year’s All Star Game will mark the fifth time that the exhibition game has been played in Washington.  There is plenty of history involved.  A listing of players involved in the games played here is long and loaded with … Continue reading

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The All-Star FanFest is incredible and so are the parties!

The All-Star FanFest is like nothing you have ever seen. It is like a baseball lover’s paradise. Row after row of baseball activities, baseball history, memorabilia, baseball cards, All-Star apparel, and former baseball players. Those baseball cards above are just … Continue reading

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The Nationals organist exists!

We cashed in some Red Carpet Reward points for a visit with the Nationals Park organist.  It was well worth it.  The view from his perch is spectacular, although it is a long way up.  We had a nice view of approaching weather … Continue reading

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