Author Archives: ArVaFan aka Laura Peebles

The last day of Spring Training before the games begin! #Nats

February 22 Spring Training: Mark Lerner causes a splash about his statements regarding “no contact” with Bryce Harper or Scott Boras in months. Launch the conspiracy theories.  Whatever they were talking about, it probably wasn’t he-who-hasn’t-called-in-months. The day started with … Continue reading

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A day of fundamentals in #Nats camp

February 21, 2019 Report Apparently I look like I know some stuff. Fans, stadium staff, waiters and others asked me a lot of baseball questions today. (Unfortunately, more than half were about he-who-is-still-not-signed).

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Live from #Nats Spring Training Camp!

Feb. 20 Spring Training report As always, the workouts start with a Circle of Trust meeting. This one was complete with some bellowing from Henley—no, I couldn’t make out the words nor could I swear that actual words were involved. … Continue reading

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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 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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