Author Archives: ArVaFan aka Laura Peebles

A Baseball Carol with apologies to Charles Dickens

“I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me.”—Charles Dickens, introduction to A Christmas … Continue reading

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What I learned watching LIDOM games

By ArVAFan55 aka Laura Peebles For those who do not know what the acronym LIDOM stands for, it is short for the Liga de Béisbol Profesional de la República Dominicana which translates to The Dominican Republic Professional Baseball League. This … Continue reading

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Baseball Carols of 2021

Agents We Have Heard Today   Agents we have heard today Decry expired CBA. Owners would love to reply, “Kiss free agency goodbye.” Mo-o-o-o-o-o-ney, Mo-o-o-o-o-o-ney, disputes are the reason, Mo-o-o-o-o-o-ney, Mo-o-o-o-o-o-ney, we might lose a season.   Robo-umps and pace … Continue reading

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A Washington Nationals Thanksgiving of Thanks!

As always, we have a lot to be thankful for in our lives and to have each other. On this Thanksgiving, we have a new list. What each of the Washington Nationals have to be thankful for:

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Nats Auld Lang Syne

Nationals New Years Nats Auld Lang Syne Should auld acquaintance be forgot And never brought to mind? So replay Z-man’s walk-off hits And have a glass of wine. And don’t forget Zuk’s walk-off blast That night in bottom nine. We’ll … Continue reading

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Second (rainy) Day in West Palm Beach on Friday; There is a #Nats baseball game on Saturday night!

Unlike the wimpy Mets, the Nationals worked out Friday in the rain. It was also MLB Network 30-Clubs-In-30-Days at the complex and you can see the tripod setup with lighting. Here’s a shot of the glove layout beside the Nationals … Continue reading

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First 24 hours in West Palm Beach

We got here mid-afternoon on Wednesday before the team was readying for the FITTEAM Ballpark season ticket holder event: plenty of time to leisurely shop the team store completely by ourselves . . . and get a great photo of … Continue reading

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Highlights from Bob Davids Chapter SABR Day, February 1, 2020

The annual SABR day for the largest chapter of SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) had the usual array of interesting speakers. Some of their research is available on-line, so if you have a particular interest and can’t find the … Continue reading

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What I learned at the Washington Nationals #Winterfest

The secret to the Washington Nationals’ success? Sure, they had “Go 1-0 today,” Baby Shark, Calma, solid teamwork, a never-quit attitude, great pitching, clutch hitting, and some luck. But apparently the key to the World Series wins was . . … Continue reading

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New Years and the Nats; What a year 2019 was for the Washington Nationals!

There was no point in doing New Year’s Resolutions for the Nationals, because they would have all been the same: “Win Another World Series.”

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