Found February 18, 2012 on Nationals Enquirer:
Jayson Werth arrived early to Spring Training with the Nationals on Saturday (like, really early), and made it clear he wants to put his 2011 disaster behind him: doesn't want to dwell on it, but feels more at home now.  His comments got us thinking about home cooking, and the Nationals' Take Back the Park  campaign. Here's Werth's comments on how important he thinks the fan base showing up at Nationals Park is to a potential playoff run: "Hopefully we can get (to the postseason) sooner than later, that’s for sure … I think these guys in here are talented enough and hungry enough. We’ve got the right mix of coaches and the manager and the attitude. I think a little bit from a fan base, they could get behind a team, fill the stadium every night and make it tough on the [visiting] team, it could go a long way. That’s something that, if we can get that aspect, it could catapult us ahead a little bit." (Jayson Werth, via Washington Times, ...

Stephen Strasburg gets jersey retired at SDSU

(Stephen Strasburg's #37 was retired by SDSU on Friday night. Photo via @AmandaJoy2117) So Stephen Strasburg had his jersey number (37, of course!) retired by San Diego State on Friday night before the baseball team's season opener against Washington. There's Baseball Jesus himself, above, accepting the honor. Apparently Stras threw out the first pitch, too, to someone...

Video of the Stephen Strasburg jersey retirement ceremony, etc.

On Friday night, Stephen Strasburg had his number retired by SDSU. Here's video of the ceremony, above, via On Sunday, Stephen Strasburg arrived for Spring Training with the Nationals, apparently relaxed and happy to be "just another donkey", with a smile on his face and a clear mind: "My mind is a lot clearer. I just go out there and throw...

Jayson Werth turning the page on 2011

VIERA, Fla. — Jayson Werth arrived in Viera, Fla., on Friday night and by early Saturday afternoon he was inside the clubhouse at Space Coast Stadium, getting himself together to go take batting practice with second baseman Danny Espinosa. But before he took his first in-town hacks of the spring, ...

Mike Cameron Retires From Baseball After 17-Season Career That Included Three Gold Gloves

VIERA, Fla. -- Mike Cameron has told the Washington Nationals that he is retiring after a 17-season career in which the center fielder won three Gold Gloves. The 39-year-old outfielder signed a minor league contract with Washington in December, and was expected to have a good shot to make the roster with the Nationals unsettled at center field. The Nationals made the announcement...

After Mike Cameron's Retirement, Nationals Should Wait And See

Throwing a major wrench in the Washington Nationals outfield plans, 39-year-old outfielder Mike Cameron made the decision to retire this morning. The actual expected size of Cameron's role with the Nationals was unkown, but it was expected that the former All-Star, who had signed a minor league deal this December, would make the team's Major League roster in the spring. ...

Nationals veteran OF Cameron retires

Washington Nationals veteran outfielder Mike Cameron will announce his retirement after 17 seasons in the major leagues.Cameron, who played for nine different teams during his time in the majors, hit a career .249 BA with 278 home runs and 297 steals. He bounced between Boston and Florida last season before joining the Nationals this offseason with an invite to spring training.Cameron...

Werth arrives early, feels more at home in '12

Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was not expected to be in Spring Training until next week, but his first day in camp turned out to be Saturday. He went right to work, going to the complex and taking batting practice with teammate Danny Espinosa.

OF Cameron retires after 17 seasons (AP)

Mike Cameron has told The Washington Nationals he is retiring after a 17-season career in which the center fielder won three Gold Gloves. The 39-year-old outfielder signed a minor league contract with Washington in December and was expected to have a good shot to make the roster with the Nationals unsettled at center field.

Strasburg anticipates season free of doubts

VIERA, Fla. — His first year, Stephen Strasburg was the phenom. The guy with the golden arm. The biggest question was whether the Nationals would allow their prized pitcher to skip the minor leagues. The second year, he was a spectator. The road back from Tommy John ligament reconstruction surgery ...

Former All-Star Cameron retires after 17 years

Mike Cameron, a three-time Gold Glove Award winner and one of just 15 players to hit four homers in a big game, announced his retirement Sunday after 17 seasons.

Spring is in the air...

Happy Pitchers & Catchers Reporting Day! Looking for a surefire sign of spring? How about Nats Spring Training jerseys hanging in lockers at Space Coast Stadium on Saturday (Twitpic by @NationalsPR)? Hell yes. Hey, that's a lot of jerseys hanging up there for just five rotation spots... Befriend the Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.
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