Found May 31, 2012 on Sportress of Blogitude:
While not as off-the-wall as some of the more unbelievable, often tragically comical, ways in which pro athletes have injured themselves away from the field, court, etc., how Washington Nationals relief pitcher Henry Rodriguez injured his right index finger surely belongs at least a brief mention when the overfilled pantheon of bizarre non-sports-related athlete injuries [...]

Apparently Michael Morse is on Twitter

Welcome to Twitter, Michael Morse? Even more important than the question "Will Mike Morse return to the Nationals lineup on Friday?" is the question "Is @MLBeastMode38 really Michale Morse?" Still trying to verify, but the pro-Heat Tweets seem to be a dead giveaway. (Image of Morse in a sombrero for Cinco de Mayo via Morse's Facebook page) Befriend the...

Death, taxes, and the Marlins beating the Nationals

(Dear Davey Johnson, Please stop pitching to Giancarlo Stanton. Sincerely, NatsTown. Screencap via MASN) "We hit a hot team at the wrong time. We’re still in first place. We have to go out there Friday and say: We’re still in first place. We’re still the team to beat." (Ross Detwiler, via Washington Post, 5/31/2012) Marlins 5, Nationals 3: Johnson beats...

Should Xavier Nady Still Be In The Majors?

Coming into the 2012 season, the Nationals felt very confident with their corner outfield situation for the first time in a long time.  Last season’s team MVP, Michael Morse, was set to start the season in left while last season’s huge acquisition, Jayson Werth, claimed right.  Their back-ups, Roger Bernadina and veteran Mark DeRosa, were also solid experienced major leaguers...

Slugger Morse might rejoin Nationals this weekend

The injury-plagued Washington Nationals have some good news on the medical front for a change - outfielder Michael Morse might be back this weekend. Morse's sore back is feeling better, accelerating the timetable for his return, manager Davey Johnson said Wednesday. Morse, who hit .303 with 31 homers last year, has yet to play for the Nationals this season and has been on a...

Who Should Roam The Nationals Outfield When Morse Returns?

Michael Morse is on schedule to return to the Nationals in the next week, which is obviously great news. The Nats are in the bottom half of the league in runs, batting average, on-base, and slugging, and Morse led the team in all four of those categories last season. But in order to get him back in the lineup, someone has to lose his job, and the answer is obvious. The semi-regular...

Edwin Jackson’s Underrated Season

When people talk about the Washington Nationals’ outstanding pitching rotation, they immediately mention Gio Gonzalez and Stephen Strasburg, and with good reason. Gonzalez has been the best pitcher in the NL this season, and Strasburg continuously regarded as the best young pitcher in baseball. Even Jordan Zimmermann is mentioned before the guy that is having an unbelievably underrated...

Michael Morse Returns To Starting Lineup

The Washington Nationals have activated outfielder Michael Morse from the disabled list on Friday. The power hitting right fielder returns to his first action of the season tonight as the Nationals face off against the Atlanta Braves. It remains to be seen if the 30 year old Morse can replicate his breakout 2011 season in which he hit a career high 31 home runs, with a .303 batting...

Video: Michael Morse talks after his rehab start

"If I felt bad, or if I felt like I wasn't ready, I would say something. But I feel ready. And I see these guys having fun and I gotta be a part of it." (Michael Morse, via, 5/29/2012) So, Ft. Lauderdale native Mike Morse is a Miami Heat fan, eh? Here's The Beast in a postgame interview (video here) with CSN Washington last night after his...

The Bryce Harper Fathead Has Arrived!

I'm pretty sure I had nothing to do with this, but, naturally...I'll gladly take credit.Early Wednesday, after reading about some over zealous Washington Nationals fans spray painting their love for Bryce Harper on their apartment wall I wrote this:But, before you put paint to wall, isn't there a better way to profess your love for the DC wunderkind?The short answer...

Komatsu: Another 15-game trial failed

Hot News for OF Erik Komatsu

Rain postpones Braves-Nationals game

Friday night's game between the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves has been postponed by rain. No immediate makeup date was announced. That means the Nationals will have to wait at least one more day to get Michael Morse back in the lineup. Activated from the 15-day disabled list earlier Friday, Morse was scheduled to make his season debut. The hard-hitting outfielder...

Thoughts On The Nats' Lineup Construction

It has become like a song I can’t get out of my head, that annoyingly catchy tune with the repeating bridge and lyrics that make no sense. A few weeks ago I started to think about the Nats line-up and what a good future line-up would look like. Then slowly I came to a realization that the Nats had too many redundant bats and no prospects close to the majors that could fill the...

Nationals Try To Continue Success Against Braves

Last week when the Washington Nationals (29-21) and the Atlanta Braves (28-24) were set to face each other, the Braves were the second place team in the National League East and were one game away from snatching first place from the Nationals. Just one week later the two teams are about to do it all over again, but with some significant differences in standings and in roster make...
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