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When this season began, hopes were high for the young Washington Nationals team. This team had great years ahead of it supported by a great pitching staff and a good young lineup. Heck, maybe the Nats could finish over .500 this year for the first time ever. These were the conversations I had with friends, family, and strangers in March and early April.
It turns out, the Nats had different plans, and manager Davey Johnson said as much in a spring training interview. If the Nats didn’t make the postseason, Davey said, “fire me.” People, including me, thought he was crazy. Well, there’s certainly no concern about the Nats manager’s status with the team after they won the National League East, earned the top seed in the National League, and finished with the best record in baseball. Maybe Davey knows exactly what he's talking about.
As the season progressed, it became clear from watching this team that what they were doing wasn’t a fluke. They believed in them...
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Via @Nationals: LaRoche, on whether or not he'd celebrate his 100th RBI: "I don't know, I'm still recovering from last night."
Back in spring training if you'd told us we'd be posting an "Adam LaRoche takes a curtain call" thing about Adam LaRoche taking a curtain call after blasting his 33rd home run (100th RBI) on October 3 the night after...
Washington Nationals center fielder Bryce Harper is 19 and looks and sounds the part, from his Mohawkish haircut to his tattoos and well-documented ''clown question'' `tude.
His manager, Davey Johnson, is 69 and looks and sounds the part, from his graying hair and leathery skin to the near-whisper speaking voice that delivers tales of chatting with Ted Williams about...
Your browser does not support iframes.The Washington Nationals clinched their first ever division title on Monday, and two days later D.C. baseball fans experienced another first: Teddy Roosevelt finally won the Presidents Race at Nationals Park.The Nationals have been running a Presidents Race during the middle of the fourth inning of home games since July 2006. In the race, four...
Your browser does not support iframes. The Presidents Race at Washington Nationals home games has been a long-standing tradition since the summer of 2006. The race features former U.S. presidents Teddy Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson. There have been over 500 races since the inaugural race, and not once did Teddy Roosevelt win it before Wednesday...
After losing 536 consecutive races, it appeared that the Washington Nationals presidential mascot Teddy Roosevelt was never going to win a president's race.
However, Teddy's luck finally changed for the better today as he won his first ever race in the Nationals final regular season home game against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Watch as he gets a little assistance from a...
The Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday by a 5-1 margin to end their regular season with the best record in baseball at 98-64. It’s been an incredible and improbable ride for this Nats team, but they’re now headed to the National League Division Series on Sunday. Not to mention, Teddy won the President’s Race, but we'd rather...
Each year, the DC-Internet Baseball Writers Association polls all the DC baseball bloggers and various online media outlets for their thoughts on awards from that Washington Nationals season. Here are the final results of the voting with my answers and some reasoning (if you can call it that) in following each category.
2012 WASHINGTON NATIONALS PLAYER ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
The NL East champion Washington Nationals secured home-field advantage throughout the postseason by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 Wednesday for their majors-high 98th victory, with Ryan Zimmerman homering moments after the Teddy Roosevelt mascot won the Presidents Race at Nationals Park for the first time.
By winning their regular-season finale, the Nationals clinched top...
The Washington Nationals have conducted a race of Presidents at every home game since 2006 and Teddy hasn’t won a single race, in 7 seasons.
See why Teddy may win this week >>
WASHINGTON -- Adam LaRoche started the sixth inning with a tie-breaking homer, and the Washington Nationals went on to a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday night. The Nationals (97-64) moved one step closer to locking up the top spot in the National League playoffs and home-field advantage all the way through. The magic number for that is one, pending the outcome...
The Washington Nationals have had a banner season, clinching the NL East. The years of solid drafting have paid off and they’ve broken through. Also finally breaking through is mascot Teddy Roosevelt in the racing presidents competition. Roosevelt was never allowed to win. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln have been allowed to win.
Finally in his 535th race...
And so, Teddy Roosevelt finally won the Presidents Race at Nationals Park. Video above, and here. And now we can all move on...
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Cardnials 6, Braves 3: And so, after a controversial Wild Card play-in game in which Braves fans embarrassed themselves after a travesty of an infield fly rule call in the 8th, the Nationals will travel to St. Louis to face the Cardinals in the NLDS. Bring on the defending World Champs.
And according to MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch on Twitter, the Cardinals were chanting "...