Author Archives: Stephen G. "Ghost" Mears

The last sunset after a game for a while….

As the sun disappeared from sight, and the lights went out, baseball, as we know it, went into a voluntary lockdown. The sell-out game yesterday afternoon at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches had a different feel from any … Continue reading

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Game #20 Sold out! The Yankees turn for the 3 1/2 hour trek from Tampa to West Palm Beach; Corbin gets the start!

It is now the Yankees turn to make the Tampa to West Palm Beach trek for an early afternoon game. The Nationals and Yankees have already played one game in Tampa and as is customary, they will play again in … Continue reading

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Game #19 No non-approved signs in the stands today means the #Nats are playing the #Astros

As Spring Training is more than halfway through, the Washington Nationals neighbors in the complex at the FITTEAM at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches have not played many starters in their head-to-head games. The only names you might recognize … Continue reading

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Game #18 We are a sweet 16 days to Opening Day with so many unanswered questions!

There are more unanswered questions today than there were when Spring Training camp opened in early February. With lingering injuries to setup man Will Harris and starting rightfielder Adam Eaton, those issues are just layered with all of the questions … Continue reading

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Another game, another hit for the teenage prospect Luis Garcia and the man who scouted him: Jonny DiPuglia!

Okay, Jonny DiPuglia has no hits to his record, but the players he has scouted and signed have plenty of key hits on their record and helped the Washington Nationals win a World Series. Another one of Jonny’s youngsters is … Continue reading

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Game #17 Jordan Zimmermann is at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches!

Welcoming Jordan Zimmermann back to the Nats’ spring training camp brings back great memories of one of the greatest players in Washington Nationals history, but this visit by JZim is just a friendly visit. He will be on the mound … Continue reading

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Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo has a decision to make on some players by 2 pm tomorrow

As we are arriving at the 16th day of Spring Training, MLB sets the first Spring Training severance clock at 2 pm for teams to part ways with players under the 16 percent non-guaranteed contract clause which covers most arbitration … Continue reading

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Game #15 and Game #16 as Nats starters split the difference in two simultaneous games with Joe Ross and Austin Voth!

The Washington Nationals are in split-squad action today in a home game at the FITTEAM against the Marlins with Joe Ross on the mound as well as a road game at Clover Park versus the Mets with Austin Voth on … Continue reading

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Game #14 of Spring Training; Where are the Nats bats?

In today’s starting lineup for the Nats, there are zero home runs in Spring Training combined from this group. In total, the Nats have five home runs for the entire Spring. In comparison, the Cardinals feasted on the Nats last … Continue reading

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Game #13 Patrick Corbin takes on the Cardinals

The Nats call on their lefty,┬áPatrick Corbin, who is set to make his second Spring Training start this evening against those same St. Louis Cardinals he faced over the weekend. This time, Corbin will be on his own mound at … Continue reading

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