Found February 23, 2013 on Nationals Enquirer:
One game into Spring Training, and it's already time to begin compiling the 2013 Bryce Harper highlight reel. Harper registered a hit and made a juggling circus catch of a Kirk Nieuwenhuis liner (video above via MLB.com) in the Nats 5-3 loss to the Mets on Saturday. "Bring on the dancing bears" said one of the Mets announcers on SNY. Meanwhile, a "geeked up" Stephen Strasburg gave up two runs on a two-run first inning home run... Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES
JUGGLING ACT

Harper makes an easy catch look difficult

Bryce Harper is going to be the Nationals' every day left fielder in 2013 after spending nearly all of 2012 in center. Of course, after the team traded for Denard Span, Harper was shifted to left to accomodate the new acquisition. Anyway, in today's Spring Training opener against the Mets, Harper got a rough introduction to his new full-time position. In the bottom of the...

Photo: Duck Dynasty star hangs out at Washington Nationals camp

Willie Robertson, the heavily-bearded star of A&E's Duck Dynasty series, made an appearance at the Washington Nationals spring camp on Friday. Robertson is seen here chatting with Nats first basemen, and noted hunting fan, Adam LaRoche as the team took team batting practice.This isn't the first time the two have been caught on camera together. LaRoche and Robertson also...

Gio Gonzalez Drug Tests Come Back Clean, Nationals Pitcher Reemphasizes No Connection to Clinic

VIERA, Fla. — Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez says tests for performance-enhancing drugs he was given by Major League Baseball have come back negative. Gonzalez and other players were listed in a Miami New Times report as receiving performance-enhancing drugs in purported records of a now-closed anti-aging clinic. Gonzalez said in a brief statement Friday that the players’...

2013 Season Preview: Washington Nationals

From dark horse darlings to front-running championship contenders, the Nationals spent big again this off-season to make themselves the clear favorite in the National League. Will all their moves pay off or will they be this year's big budget disappointment? Nationals on TOC End of Season Postmortem 2013 Season Preview You May Say I’m a Dreamer (11:30 AM) 2013 Burning...

Five Nats Visit The Daytona 500

It appears that Ryan Zimmerman, Adam LaRoche, Jayson Werth, Craig Stammen, and Tyler Clippard took the afternoon off to attend the Daytona 500. The below picture was shared on Twitter by Getty Images Manager Mike McCarthy.  Hardly the most flattering picture of Ryan Zimmerman in the world, but I don't think we'll start hearing the "fat rumors" that came...

This is my nightmare: Washington Nationals

In the This Is My Nightmare series, we'll take a look at what the absolute worst case scenario for each team would be in 2013. Think of it as the negative complement to our You May Say I'm A Dreamer series that we'll be running during our preview series. Disaster for the Nationals seems like a far-off possibility given the team's youth and shocking level of success...

You May Say I'm A Dreamer: 2013 Washington Nationals

What else can baseball fans do in January but dream of October? In You May Say I'm a Dreamer, the Outside Corner staff will imagine the route to a World Series in 2013 title for all 30 teams. What a difference a year makes. In just one year, the Washington Nationals managed to go from a darkhorse club, with an outside shot at making the postseason, to National League powerhouse...

Fantasy Preview: Nationals

All those years of stockpiling high draft picks finally paid off for the Nationals, as they led the majors with 98 wins last season and made the playoffs for the first time since they ceased to be the Expos. Stephen Strasburg returned from Tommy John surgery seemingly none the worse for wear, a teenage Bryce Harper dialed up what would have been considered an exceptional rookie season...

Strasburg gives up homer in spring debut, settles in afterward

Stephen Strasburg made his spring debut on Saturday with mixed results. The 24-year–old right hander was on a 45 pitch count. Strasburg gave up a homer in the first inning to Ruben Tejada. In all he needed 31 pitches to get out of the first but a strong second inning left him with 42 pitches thrown total. The Nationals held Strasburg to 159 1/3 innings pitched last season despite...

Mr. Clean!

Gio Gonzalez passed his drug tests. "Like I said before, I've never taken performance-enhancing drugs and I never will. Two days after the story broke, I was tested for blood and urine, and both came out negative, like I expected. Throughout my entire career, it's been like that. I look forward to handling this with MLB, putting this behind me and...

Nats’ Gonzalez says recent drug tests negative

Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez says tests for performance-enhancing drugs he was given by Major League Baseball have come back negative., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/nats-gonzalez-says-recent-drug-tests-negative

Just five guys on a cart

Best photo from Nats spring training so far? The pic above from Thursday morning in Viera could take the prize: 5 Nats piled on a golf cart, Bryce Harper and Danny Espinosa in the back. Ah, spring training... (Photo by @Trevin8, H/T @recordsANDradio) Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.