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Either Stephen Strasburg is under strict orders to not give a definitive answer about whether or not he’s pitching in the postseason, or he was just trying to have fun with the MLB Network crew on Monday night. After the Nationals clinched their first NL East division title in team history, Strasburg spoke with analysts Mitch Williams and Harold Reynolds. The conversation was, shall we say, intriguing.Williams asked Strasburg if there was some sort of “covert operation” going on behind the scenes that nobody knows about that would result in him pitching in the postseason. He gave the following answer (you can watch the interview here).“Uh, you know, we’ll have to wait and see,” Strasburg said according to D.C. Sports Bog. “I’ve been playing catch and everything. But I think this team is very, very capable of taking it all the way.”Reynolds then chimed in and said he wasn’t buying the answer, pointing out that Strasburg was smirking. The Nats ace then began smiling even more, and he ...
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If you didn't love Gio Gonzalez BEFORE last night, then how about his post game interview with MASN's Kristina Akra, in which he hugged Mark Lerner (who was in a walking boot) and yelled into the camera:
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The Washington Nationals clinched the NL East division title in backdoor fashion tonight after the Braves lost 2-1 to the Pirates. Despite Washington's 2-0 loss to the Phillies, they mathematically clinched the division, and celebrated like crazy despite getting shut down by Kyle Kendrick. But I digress. After the game, when speaking to the media, Washington first baseman Adam...
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...
Tweet 2012 will be a year to remember for baseball fans in and around the Washington D.C. area. For the first time since becoming the Washington Nationals the team finished with an above .500 record and captured the National League East division title, with a MLB best 98 wins, sparking the above pictured celebration [...]
Pigs fly. Cats and dogs living in peace. Snowball fights reportedly breaking out in hell. And the Washington Nationals have clinched the NL East.
Time to update that old "First in war, first in peace, last in the American League" joke about the Washington Senators.
(Screencaps via MASN/TV)
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First in war, first in peace, and first in the NL East.
Up above, video via CSNWashington.com of the Nats spraying beer and champagne all over the clubhouse at Nationals Park, jumping around and yelling, etc. Never thought we'd see the day.
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Futility is finally coming to an end with the entire Washington Nationals organization. The organization, going back to their days as the Expos, broke a 31-year playoff drought, by clinching the NL East title a week ago, for their first postseason berth since Ronald Reagan ended his first year as President in midst of a [...]
Teddy wins! Teddy wins!
For the first time, the Teddy Roosevelt mascot has won the Presidents Race in the middle of the fourth inning at Nationals Park - a pursuit that drew attention even from a White House spokesman and Sen. John McCain.
Teddy - Mr. Rough Rider, himself - had lost more than 500 times since 2006, when the Washington Nationals baseball team began having races among...
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...
Yeah, quite honestly, we aren't totally sure why this is being treated as HUGE news by the sporting community...yet it is.
After thought Presidential Mascot Teddy Roosevelt can now claim victory in the Washington Nationals presidential race.
Roosevelt broke his 0 for 526 slump by taking down Abe Lincoln, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson in Washington at Nationals...
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 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...
Jeff Passan’s MLB Awards column lays out how truly awesome Bryce Harper is playing down the stretch for your Washington Nationals:
“[Harper's] OPS bottomed out at .718 on Aug. 15. In the 156 at-bats since, Harper is hitting .327/.387/.667 with 12 home runs. By the way, Mr. Might-Be-MVP[, Miguel Cabrera] is .319/.395/.652 with 13 homers over the same time.”
So, Harper is...
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On August 15 the Giants were 64-54 after losing to Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals. That same day they found out that they would be losing Cabrera for the rest of the regular season due to a 50-game ban. Since then, the Giants won 27 games and only lost 11 on their way to clinching...