Author Archives: ArVaFan aka Laura Peebles

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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Laura’s annual Christmas stockings for the Washington Nationals!

Ho ho ho home run Ho-wie Kendrick! It is that time of year again, and while the Astros had Cole in their stockings, the Nats got rings in theirs! A tip of the cap to Casey Stern because nobody can … Continue reading

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A Nationals’ Thanksgiving and giving thanks!

The Nationals Thanksgiving I’m thankful the Nationals won the World Series (aren’t we all!) because: The Washington Nationals beat the Houston Asterisks, er, Astros. In their own stadium, no less. The Spring Training games at the Fitteam Ballpark of the … Continue reading

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A memorable trip to Cooperstown

A visit to Cooperstown The best-laid plans, right?  Back in May, when the Nationals were 19-31 or thereabouts, Spouse and I looked at each other and said, “when October rolls around, we’re going to want to get out of town … Continue reading

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Press For A Day experience!

Remembering not to cheer in the press box is hard. Last week through an auction that I won, it gave me another opportunity to be in the Washington Nationals press box, and I attended the Brewers and Nationals game that … Continue reading

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ziMS Foundation Night at the Park

ziMS Foundation Night at the Park Some things were the same, some things were different at this year’s ziMS Foundation gala held two weeks ago at Nationals Park.  This is the first year that they didn’t distribute those little bracelets, … Continue reading

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