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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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The Washington Nationals will be introducing Dave Martinez today as their new manager

The World Series is over and MLB will be publishing the calendar shortly as so many deadlines are triggered by the end of the World Series. Teams will also be making their own announcements now that the World Series is … Continue reading

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A Stare into the Abyss

Somewhere along the way each great venture comes to a place where failure changes from being a conceptual abstract to being all too real and much too close.  When and how this arrives is largely irrelevant.  Failure is final.  And, … Continue reading

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9th 18-gamer: Waiting for October

For previous 18 gamers, click here. With the playoffs already underway, I’m pretty sure no one really wants to read a detailed account of the Nats’ last 18 games, all of which occurred after the NL East clinching victory in … Continue reading

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Operation #FlyTheCurlyW and wear red tomorrow night!

We have learned that Chicago Cubs fans attending the Nats game tomorrow plan to bring their “W” flags to the game to wave for the cameras. There has been many on-line discussions that they are actually waving the 1924 Washington … Continue reading

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Roark gives up 6 runs and takes the loss; Trea on-base 5 times

When your speedy lead-off man is on-base 5 times and he only scores one run you know there’s an issue. Add to that Daniel Murphy was on-base 4 times and Michael Taylor was on base 3 times and you would … Continue reading

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See Bryce walk; See Gio walk batters; See you tomorrow!

The highlight of this game was Bryce Harper’s presence in the line-up which seemed like a present to Nats fans. Bryce had been on the disabled list for 45 days, and he will need more than tonight and 5 innings … Continue reading

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Nats score 6 times in the 8th inning to win it!

Besides Trea Turner and Michael Taylor, the Nats bats were silent for 7 innings, and pinch-hitter Wilmer Difo led-off the 8th inning in a 2-to-1 deficit with a swinging bunt single over the pitcher’s mound. Trea Turner followed with a … Continue reading

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8th 18-gamer: One goal achieved ahead of schedule, tougher challenges await

For previous 18 gamers, click here. At the end of the 7th 18-game set, the Nats were 26 games over .500 and stood atop the NL East by 12 1/2 games. The division title seemed assured: the question was not … Continue reading

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Game #149 Strasburg and #Nats trying to salvage this one

Both the Nationals and Dodgers could have set up their rotations differently with days-off. The Nationals even inserted A.J. Cole back in the rotation yesterday pushing back both Gio Gonzalez and Scherzer until after Monday’s day-off. The Nationals are now … Continue reading

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