Author Archives: Stephen G. "Ghost" Mears

It’s 2021 and we still can’t shake 2020 from the reality!

All of the past was going to be left in the past on Opening Day as 5,000 fans were supposed to be the representative core to cheer a re-raising of the 2019 World Series banner. A tradition with World Series … Continue reading

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COVID S.N.A.F.U. to begin the season puts the #Nats in a tough spot!

If you thought COVID-19 was behind us, we got the stark reminder and a jolt of reality that it is not. Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo confirmed yesterday that one player (not identified) had tested positive for COVID, and … Continue reading

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First pitch on Opening Day is hours away and tainted by a positive COVID test!

Welcome to Opening Day 2021! The celebration was somewhat muted after general manager Mike Rizzo addressed the media and informed them that one player tested positive for COVID-19 and four other players and one staff member will be held-out after … Continue reading

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Mary Beth Koeth got numerous shots off of Juan Soto

While Jeff Passan’s keyboard clicked off 5,902 words for his ESPN cover story of  Juan Soto, you must appreciate every part of what went into this piece. Titled, “WELCOME TO JUAN SOTO’S MLB” with the kicker, “No one owns the batter’s … Continue reading

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Game #24 is the #Nats Grapefruit League finale in 2021!

Today wraps up the 2021 Grapefruit League schedule for the Washington Nationals. After the game, they will head to the airport aboard their charter flight back to Washington, D.C. This finale will be with their Ballpark of the Palm Beaches’ … Continue reading

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Game #23 and we finally have MASN TV coverage!

With only two games remaining on the Grapefruit League schedule, the Nationals monopolistic television provider, the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN), has finally shown up to broadcast a game. Well, better late than never as they say. With the Nats ownership … Continue reading

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The Kieboom gamble did not payout as he is optioned to Triple-A

While Nationals Park is ready for the 5,000 fans who are allowed to attend on Opening Day, the Washington Nationals’ roster is not ready. It still feels like a work in progress. What general manager Mike Rizzo envisioned back in … Continue reading

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Game #22 is back in Port St. Lucie to face the Mets one more time before Opening Day!

One last trip to Port St. Lucie for the 2021 Grapefruit League season for the Washington Nationals against the Mets, and these teams will face each other in six days in a much different setting for Opening Day. The Nats … Continue reading

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Game #21 and #Nats go with the opener!

Once again the Washington Nationals are traveling that 14-mile road trip to the north to Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium which is the Spring Training home of the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals jointly. They are part of the four team configuration … Continue reading

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Spring Training stats often mean nothing; Sometimes they mean something!

On February 28, the Nats opened their 2021 Spring Training with a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Calling the game on KMOX was former Cardinals’ centerfielder Jim Edmonds. He was particularly critical of Josh Bell‘s swing which he said … Continue reading

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