Author Archives: ArVaFan aka Laura Peebles

SABR Day at Bob Davids Chapter, Arlington Virginia

So, you might start by asking “what’s a SABR Day?” SABR, the Society for American Baseball Research, has chapters around the country, and indeed, around the world (see www.sabr.org). These chapters hold an annual meeting, typically the last Saturday in … Continue reading

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Nats Recommended New Years’ Resolutions

Nationals Recommended New Years’ Resolutions Mike Rizzo:  Sign Tony Two-Bags to an extension. Anthony Rendon: Sign an extension with Mike Rizzo. Ryan Zimmerman: play so well that the Nationals want to pick up your 2020 option or sign you now … Continue reading

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Nationals’ Night before Christmas

Nationals’ Night before Christmas ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house Not a creature was stirring but Rizz and his mouse. The contracts were laid on the table with care With hope that free agents soon would … Continue reading

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Day two of Nats Winterfest!

Nationals Winterfest 2018—Day 2 Report Well, if I had to grade Winterfest just on today, I’d give it a B-. There were more players (hello, Kiebooms!) and the weather was less bad (albeit still cold and damp) so the kids’ … Continue reading

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Nationals Winterfest first day (Saturday)

Nationals Winterfest Report (card) Day One Overall, I give them a C+.  Yes, it was nice to be able to tour the clubhouse, bullpen and batting cages. But that was more than offset by the cold, rain, and logistics of … Continue reading

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The Nationals’ Thanksgiving List

What they each should be thankful for: Nationals fans are thankful that Steve keeps this blog going . . . all year round (speaking of round, a round of applause for Steve, please!)

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Remembering Gio during his Nationals’ years!

We all have our Gio stories: some personal, some public; some good, some bad, some “please don’t remind me.” Here are mine. His 2012 regular season, along with many other Nationals, was one for the ages. He was part of … 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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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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A final recap on our trip to West Palm Beach to see the #Nats

Mostly non-baseball summary of visiting West Palm Beach for baseball Where to stay: There is a group of hotels on Metrocentre Blvd. a five minute drive from the Park.  Pick your brand:  Marriott, Springhill, Homewood Suites, Red Roof Inn Plus.  We stay at … Continue reading

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