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Nats and J-Zimm take down Phils with Halladay on the mound. [WaPo]
Bryce Harper ropes triple off Halladay to lead Nats win w/video. [Yahoo]
Harper quotes Reggie, “They don’t boo nobodies.” [USA Today]
19-yr-old Bryce knew what was coming from Halladay. Wow. [Nats Insider]
After H-Rod, Ty Clippard makes strong case to close. [Nats Journal]
Brian Matusz great w/ six strong innings in win over BoSox. [Balt. Sun]
After more than a decade of suck, 20 reasons to love the O’s again. [BS]
Adam Jones wants Teddy Roosevelt to win a President’s Race. [Bog]
With Brian Roberts beginning rehab, questions for Robert Andino. [MASN]
With Caps looking for new boss, Craig Berube could be interested. [DCSBN]
Skins accept salary cap penalty, should be able to move on. [CSNW]
Get to know new Skins WR Joshua Morgan. [Homer McFanboy]
Pierre Garcon not concerned about No. 1 receiver title. [The Insider]
Anyone know the real story between party decks and waiting lists? [Bog]
Watching Trent Williams swing a ...
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Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper has signed a sponsorship deal with nutritional supplement company MusclePharm.
The 19-year old outfielder is in the middle of his first season in Major League Baseball, having debuted for the Nationals on April 28th. While he has tended to shy away from endorsement deals because he's more focused on baseball itself -- according to his...
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Remember when Bryce Harper first arrived to Spring Training with the Nationals in February 2011, and the crush of fans his first day caused some media members to compare the Harper Hype to Bieber Fever? Well, here we are more than a year later, and here's a video of young lady turning Justin Bieber's "If I was your boyfriend" into an ode to Bryce Harper: "...
Alright, so we realize it’s been an all-out Harper fest in these parts lately. He’s collected multiple hits in 4 out of 5 ballgames and last night he went up against Roy Halladay (a man some 15 years his senior) for the first time.
Flash back to this spring training quote:
The other day, Eckstein and Harper had a conversation about how different major league pitchers would attack...
We were there for the first Strasmas.
All religions have their pilgrimages and their pilgrims. So there we were that night in June of 2010, carless and stranded on Independence Avenue thirty minutes before first pitch, the Three Wise Kids, holding pink scraps of paper with the words NEED A RIDE TO NATS PARK sharpied on the back, waiting on a miracle.
Would you believe we...
Philadelphia is going to have a long span of time to wage this war with Bryce Harper.
For the time being, Harper tallied the first few wins in the battle and is being carefully coy about Philadelphia as a whole. Harper said the following after last night’s 2-1 victory in the Streets of Philadelphia (cue Bruce Springsteen):
“Yeah, I’m not even thinking about that,” he said...
Once again Will Leitch shows why he’s one of my favorite writers, especially when pertaining to baseball.
And this time, it’s not just because he’s sticking up for Bryce Harper. Or because he obviously likes Harper for the same reasons I do. But it’s because he does those things more eloquently and subtle than I’ve done in the past on this very blog. And this is all just...
In this week's podcast, we talk about Bryce Harper's defensive struggles and offensive success. The Nats pitching has still been great, and we talk about that in some detail, and of course, we discuss injuries. We go over the Ross Detwiler vs. Chien-Ming Wang debate, suck up to Steve Lombardozzi a bit more, and talk about how awesome it is that Ian Desmond is batting fifth...
This, friends and loved ones, is what you'd call a timely piece reacting to the news, with the news in question being that boos rained down on Bryce Harper when he made his major-league debut in Dodger Stadium and that subsequent to said boos many members of the Baseball Twitterati condemned the entire city of Los Angeles as uncouth and unsporting. Japes about leaving the...
Cole Hamels pitched eight scoreless innings, finishing up by retiring Bryce Harper on a grounder as the Philadelphia Phillies snapped a season-long four-game losing streak Wednesday night with a 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals.
Hamels (7-1) didn't allow a hit until Danny Espinosa doubled with one out in the sixth. The left-hander won his seventh straight decision....
I didn’t spend a ton of time this weekend watching baseball. I played 36 holes of golf. I watched several ESPN 30 for 30′s–since my wife was nice enough to let me spend our Best Buy gift card on a set of them. Here’s some stuff I took from the weekend before Memorial Day, when the cement is officially declared ‘hardened’ and we know what we have seen in the instances...
Cole Hamels (credits below) Cole Hamels faced off against Bryce Harper and the Nationals last night. It was their first meeting since Hamels welcomed Harper to the bigs with a fastball in the back, followed by an admission of guilt and a 5 game suspension. Hamels must have been in full “old school” mode prior to the game; downing six scotches to accompany the t-bone he cooked...
Nats hang on after H-Rod tries to give away great game from Gio. [WaPo]
Last night may have been the end of Henry Rodriguez as closer. [CSNW]
Somebody may have thrown something at Bryce Harper in Philly. [Bog]
O’s drop game to BoSox after bullpen gives up late homer. [Balt. Sun]
More hubbub about yelling “O” during the National Anthem. [BLS]
Shanny gets laid out at Redskins...
The Washington Nationals (24-17) are heading up I-95 towards Citizens Bank Park to kick off a nine-game road trip with a series against the Philadelphia Phillies (21-21), which could be considered the first face-off since the two teams became rivals, at least in the eyes of the media.
The Nationals' last series against the Phillies at the beginning of the month was memorable...