Found July 10, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:
For whatever reason, baseball players are some of the most superstitious athletes in sports. Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond is no exception. On Tuesday night, Desmond strolled to the plate in the 1st inning with a goatee and ended up grounding into a double play. When he returned for his second at-bat in the 3rd [...]

Ian Desmond shaves goatee during game

Entering Tuesday’s game against the Phillies, Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond was hitless in his last seven at bats.  He grounded into a double play in the first inning Tuesday off Cole Hamels and decided he needed a change.  He didn’t pick a different bat or pair of batting gloves.  It was his chin hair’s fault. Some time between the top of the first and top of the third...

Zimmermann and Harper to represent Nationals at All-Star game

This past week it was announced by Major League Baseball that Bryce Harper was selected by the fans to start in the outfield for the National League in the all-star game in New York at Citi Field. Shortly after that, it was also announced that starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann would be representing the Nationals as well. This will be Harper’s second time in the game and...

Video: Bryce Harper's new GEICO commercial, in which he hits BP home runs all over DC

Up above, Bryce Harper's new GEICO commercial, in which he takes BP and hits baseballs all over D.C. So his Dad is definitely throwing to him during the Home Run Derby on Monday, correct? Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.  

BC Tipsters: Gio Gonzalez’s Girlfriend Léa Mourès In Tight Pants

We received this message earlier today via the BC tip hotline: “We have a great video of Gio Gonzalez girlfriend at the Phillies/Nats game last night.” Um, game on. One thing led to another and we were looking at Ms.…

Phillies Fan Hit in Head Trying to Catch Anthony Rendon Home Run Ball (Video)

After hitting 21 and 17 home runs, respectively, over the past two seasons, Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa struggled mightily to begin 2013, and currently finds himself in Triple-A Syracuse. However, for the Nationals it actually solves a problem with what to do with their glut of infielders. Ryan Zimmerman has reclaimed his role at third base, while 23-year-old...

Anthony Rendon HR hits Phillies fan in head (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. A home run ball by Washington Nationals second baseman Anthony Rendon hit a Philadelphia Phillies fan in the head during the fifth inning of Wednesday night's game at Citizens Bank Park. Rendon hit the line drive solo home run hard and fast to left field, and the Phillies fan had trouble judging the ball as it came at him. No word...

David Price calls out Bryce Harper for HR Derby pick, backs Pedro Alvarez

David Price expressed frustration today via Twitter that Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper, hitherto there seemed to be no rivalry with, was selected to compete in the All-Star Weekend Home Run Derby, rather than Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez. No Pedro Alvarez for #hrderby?? And he’s from NY…Harper is unreal but with 12?! Really?? I love Bryce but Pedro deserves it!...

Nationals rumors: move for starter unlikely despite lack of depth

Although it seems like an obvious area of weakness right now and recent reports have suggested otherwise, the Washington Nationals apparently aren't planning to make any big moves for a starter. Dan Kolko of MASN Sports  reports that both Nats GM Mike Rizzo and manager Davey Johnson downplayed the idea of going out to get another arm for the rotation. Johnson said that they...

Why Bryce Harper was born to win the Homerun Derby

As someone who has covered the Washington Nationals from the moment they moved to D.C. in 2005 I can tell you watching and talking to Bryce Harper is a treat. He is a bright respectful young man who loves the bright lights of being in the Major Leagues. One of the best things about covering Harper is watching him take batting practice. Fans, teammates and players from the opposing...

John Lannan blanks Nats

"I feel like I just beat my head against the door for three hours." (Ian Desmond, via Washington Post, 7/9/2013) Phillies 3, Nationals 2: John Lannan gets more revenge on the Nats (8 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K). Why can't we get a #5 starter like that? Hey, Dan Haren wasn't too bad in return from DL stint. Jayson Werth's game-tying HR off Jonathan...

Gio Gonzalez’s ‘Exclusive’ Family, Friends Discount on Marlins Tickets Available to Entire City of Miami

Gio Gonzalez has a pretty big set of friends and family, at least, according to the Miami Marlins. Gonzalez was born and raised in the Miami area and is now a starting pitcher for the Washington Nationals. The Nationals happen to be playing in Miami this weekend, and the Marlins’ marketing department saw an opportunity to push some tickets. The team is offering a “Gio Gonzalez...

Phillies fan hit in head by Anthony Rendon home run (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. The first run scored in the Washington Nationals’ 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday did damage to more than just the Phillies. A fan sitting in left field was actually hit in the head by second baseman Anthony Rendon’s solo home run in the fifth. You can [...]

Minor Moves: Pirates Acquire Brian Bocock From Nationals

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired infielder Brian Bocock from the Washington Nationals. Bocock is the player to be named later from the Brian Jeroloman trade earlier this year. Ivan De Jesus has also been placed on the temporary inactive list (bereavement) and Oscar Tejeda has been promoted from Altoona to Indianapolis. Bocock is an organizational guy. He has had 44 at-bats in...

Nats Drop Disappointing Finale, Series To Phillies

Both teams were playing like they didn’t much care for winning. But in a game full of bloopers on Thursday night, the Washington Nationals (47-45) ultimately fell victim to the Philadelphia Phillies (46-47), losing the game and the series 3-1. The Nationals didn’t take advantage of their many potential paths to victory – failing to capitalize on four Phillies errors or...

Nats Win In Philly, Look To Split Series Tomorrow

Talk about a pitcher's duel early. Between Gio Gonzalez and Cliff Lee, the pitching was stellar though the first four innings. Gonzalez and Lee went pretty much hit-for-hit while giving up no runs. Lee, who experienced some tough luck last season, definitely has his good stuff, and Gio has been on fire for the last month or so, which created a real pitcher's duel through...
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