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Waiting For Next Year:
This week I broke my conversation with Scott Raab into two parts. This first one is about 35 minutes. We discussed the following.
Jason Whitlock and how half the people hate him
Does Whitlock troll?
The reaction to Jason Whitlock has been pegged
How old were you when you got your sense of entitlement?
Finding racists on twitter and putting a microscope on them
The racist Boston Bruins fans on twitter
Roger Goodell and his letter to Congress over the name Redskins
Redskins is like the n-word?
There’s no way to defend Chief Wahoo and the old caricature
Mumia Abu Jamal and the death penalty
You have to leave people room to come to your side in a debate
Jason Whitlock pisses me off sometimes, and that’s OK
Terry Pluto and the mantle of Hal Lebovitz
Stephen Strasburg and his change of speeds
Corey Kluber vs. Jeremy Sowers and David Huff
Father’s day and how worthless a father is in the early part of a kid’s life
BEST OF MAXIM
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg returned from the 15-day DL on Sunday to face the Cleveland Indians in his first start since injuring his oblique in a May 31 start against the Atlanta Braves.Strasburg worked five innings, surrendering just one run and one hit, along with four strikeouts and four walks. Strasburg was held to just 82 pitches and was pulled after...
HAVING A GAS
So Bryce Harper is still resting, reportedly still has "a little puffiness" in his knee. Meanwhile, here he is with his brother Bryan talking on Helium talking with funny voices in the Hagerstown Suns clubhouse, in a Vine posted by his girlfriend over the weekend: (Vine by @kayvarner, H/T @AllStars_S2) Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter. Related...
Washington Nationals center fielder Denard Span's right foot has taken a beating this season. Yesterday, the foot suffered its third injury of the year, as Span fouled a pitch off of it in the sixth inning. While he remained in the game, he was clearly in pain, and he later told reporters -- including Bill Ladson of MLB.com -- that his status going forward is to be determined...
Washington Nationals center fielder Bryce Harper was cleared Monday morning to begin strength activities on his injured left knee. Team medical director Dr. Wiemi Douoguih cleared Harper for activities such as walking and jogging.
As reported by Bill Ladson at MLB.com,
"Harper will be evaluated regularly as the team tries to ramp up his
activity. The swelling in his...
Big news in the baseball world yesterday for fans of the game (and fantasy baseball owners). Bryce Harper has been approved to walk! ZOMG it’s a miracle!
According to a quote in the Washington Post by his manager, Harper might actually be back in the lineup pretty soon.
Once Harper can sprint and take batting practice, he will have to play two or three minor league rehab games...
Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper has been busy getting a caricature version of himself put on an Under Armour t-shirt.
"It was good to be out there, number one. It’s kinda been two
weeks so I just wanted to go out there and pound the strike zone as much
as I could. A little hit and miss, kinda to be expected. Can’t really
worry about it too much. I think I threw a lot of good pitches in there
and kept the team in the ballgame." (Stephen Strasburg, via Washington Post, 6...
Corey Kluber pitched eight shutout innings and the Cleveland Indians spoiled Stephen Strasburg's return with a 2-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.
Kluber (5-4) escaped three big jams to win for the first time in 11 career starts at Progressive Field. He gave up seven hits, struck out eight and didn't walk a batter.
Strasburg (3-6), activated from the disabled...
Domonic Brown hit an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 5-4 on Monday night.
The Nationals tied it at 4 when Chad Tracy hit a solo homer with two outs in the ninth off closer Jonathan Papelbon (1-0). It was the first blown save for Papelbon, who had converted his previous 13 chances.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Anthony Rendon hit his first major league home run following Nick Swisher's ninth-inning error to propel the Washington Nationals to a 7-6 win over Cleveland on Saturday night.
Two pitches after his foul popup fell between the Indians' first baseman and second baseman Jason Kipnis, Rendon homered into the Nationals' bullpen off Vinnie Pestano (1-2) to...
A home run in the top of the ninth inning kept the Washington Nationals’ (34-35) hopes of staying above .500 alive, but a walk-off single by the Philadelphia Phillies (34-37) in the bottom half thwarted Washington’s plans for victory in their 5-4 loss.
The Nationals were down, 3-4, going into the ninth inning, and their chances of winning looked slim against Philadelphia’s...
Washington Nationals (34-34) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (33-37)
Dan Haren (4-8, 5.70) vs. John Lannan (0-1, 6.14)
WEATHER: 78, partly cloudy, chance of rain
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After a brutal road trip, the Phillies return to the bank and will face the Washington Nationals for the first time this season. They trail the Nationals by 2 games in the NL East...
Washington Nationals (34-35) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (34-37)
Ross Detwiler (2-4, 3.02) vs. Cliff Lee (8-2, 2.55)
TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
WEATHER: 70, rain
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After a walkoff win by Domonic Brown yesterday, more good news. Carlos Ruiz is back. But more bad news, too. The rain is staying, the game is delayed to start, and the showers will likely...