Author Archives: Stephen G. "Ghost" Mears

The #Nats cut 6 players today! Difo still standing!

At a time you would expect the butterflies to be swirling in the mid-section of players as they approached the pre-game of Opening Day which has been postponed most likely for at least two months due to COVID-19, the Washington … Continue reading

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Opening Day is finally here delayed until further notice!

Today was supposed to be that day you leave work or school early to attend Opening Day in the annual ritual. Due to COVID-19, our collective yearning for Opening Day will be delayed for a month(s) or more. We all … Continue reading

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Today was supposed to be an exhibition game at Nationals Park!

The MLB baseball schedule halted at 4 pm EDT on March 12th in what could only be described as an unnatural disaster with the Coronavirus becoming a global pandemic. There has been no baseball since, and the future of the … Continue reading

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Major League Baseball is opening up their video library to all with key games on YouTube and the MLB app!

Every 2018 and 2019 MLB game is now unlocked on the MLB.TV channel and their MLB app! Free to all for a limited time of course. You can watch all 105 wins from the Nats magical 2019 World Series run … Continue reading

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General Manager Mike Rizzo of the Washington Nationals did a brief call with the media

The Washington Nationals general manager,  Mike Rizzo, held a 20-minute phone call with reporters that was to provide up-to-date information on the team and the coronavirus outbreak. The good news is that there was not much news to report as everyone … Continue reading

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The majority of minor leaguers are on their own and living far below the poverty line; Where is their help in this COVID-19 crisis?

We all know the kids in camp who we used to call back in the day “bonus babies” because they just signed for big bucks. Most minor leaguers live on wages below the poverty line, and no, this is not … Continue reading

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Admit it or not, we are in our second offseason of the 2019/2020 season!

“The show must go on,” will not even hold true on Broadway which has gone dark. More baseball players are shutting it down as reality spreads that this is going to be a very protracted shutdown and a second offseason. … Continue reading

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It starts with the little things; The Lerners prefer their random acts of kindness stay under the radar!

Baseball games will most likely be delayed months — not weeks according to numerous reports due to the Covid-19 virus. In regards to the Coronavirus and workers getting paid, MLB will not dictate to teams how to pay players who … Continue reading

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Mike Rizzo cuts Hunter Strickland 7 days late and $128,000 short!

A week ago we passed the first severance point on the 16th day of Spring Training, and general manager Mike Rizzo made no moves. Not one. Business as usual to the surprise of the many armchair GMs including myself. Sure, … Continue reading

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The World Series champs could be heading to their offseason cities as the delay to the season changes plans!

That sign (pictured above) was next to the Washington Nationals players’ walkway egress to the parking lot. It seems like the perfect “goodbye” to the players who make up the big league rosters due to the delay to the start … Continue reading

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