Found May 22, 2013 on Gamedayr:
This dad snagged a foul ball in one hand while holding his baby in the other during the San Francisco Giants-Washington Nationals game.

Harper ripped by teammate after loss

Nationals reliever Rafael Soriano questioned Bryce Harper's defensive positioning on a game-tying triple that tied the game in the ninth inning that ultimately led to a loss.

Meet Gio Gonzalez's new puppy, "Stitch"

Move over, Hollywood. Gio Gonzalez got a new dog. Meet "Stitch". There they are above, via a photo posted by Gio on Instagram Thursday night ("Me and the fat guy #stitch.") Heres to hoping Gio doesn't get rug burn on his forehead this time. Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter. Related articles Gio Gonzalez in Steve McCatty Playgirl...

Nationals Coach Was In Playgirl, So Naturally The Players Make T-Shirts To Honor Him

Well, this is something that I never thought I would be writing about: Photographic evidence that your coach posed for Playgirl in the 80’s. Nationals Steve McCatty’s 1984 Playgirl photograph was unearthed. So what do you do when you find out that your pitching coach was in Playgirl? MAKE T-SHIRTS WITH THE PHOTO ON IT. And this is just what the Nationals did. Gio Gonzalez modeled...

Bryce Harper on that triple over his head: "I don’t want to hit the frickin’ wall full-on."

So what happened on that deep fly ball by Gregor Blanco that went over Bryce Harper's head in the 9th inning that turned into a game-tying triple? Harper appeared to flinch as he approached the wall and misplayed the ball (see video here). Turns out Harper was thinking about running into another wall: "I don’t want to hit the frickin’ wall full-on. Of course...

The Washington Nationals Are Wearing Shirts With Their Pitching Coach’s Playgirl Photo On Them

Sure many women flock to Bryce Harper as the heartthrob of the Washington Nationals, but it’s actually their pitching coach, Steve McCatty who sends all the ladies into a tizzy. All the female fervor over McCatty reached it’s hunky pinnacle in 1984 when he was featured in a Playgirl pictorial. Next stop Beefcake City. This tantalizing photo has all of the early 80′s sexuality...

Brad Lidge retiring as a Phillie

Brad Lidge, the closer of the 2008 World Series champion Phillies team, will officially retire as a Phillie.   Brad Lidge will retire as a Phillie on Aug. 1. He will throw out the first pitch. Will he go to his knees? — Matt Gelb (@magelb) May 22, 2013 Though he spent most of his career outside of Philadelphia, the crowning achievement, and perhaps his best...

Nationals P Ryan Mattheus broke his hand punching a locker

The Washington Nationals are struggling with depth right now as a result of several injuries. There is little that can be done to prevent players from suffering injuries in practice or during a game. However, self-inflicted injuries like the one Nationals reliever Ryan Mattheus suffered on Sunday can easily be avoided. According to the Washington Post, the Nats’ setup man broke...

Nats closer rips Harper after miscue

It's been a rough couple of weeks for Nats' rising star Bryce Harper. First, there was his embarrassing face-plant into the right-field wall at Dodger Stadium. Harper tried to track down a drive off the bat of A.J. Ellis but failed to remember the important part of the term "warning track." Take a look for yourself. OK, so maybe it's wise for him not to do...

Another Sort-Of First for Bryce Harper

Even when I’m not trying to pay attention to Bryce Harper, he finds a way to capture my focus. Last night, I was seeing off a friend on the east side of Portland, and if I’d been thinking about any sport, it was hockey, since these are the days of the NHL playoffs. A TV was being projected onto one of the walls of the bar, and at first it was showing a minor-league hockey game...

Nationals Place RHP Ryan Mattheus On Disabled List, Other Notes

The Washington Nationals have placed right-handed reliever Ryan Mattheus on the 15-day disabled list due to a fractured right hand. There is no time-table set for Mattheus’ return, but expect it to be longer and possibly much longer than the mandatory 15 days. In other moves, the Nationals also recalled right-handed reliever Yunesky Maya and left-handed reliever Fernando Abad from...

Rafael Soriano Bashes Teammate Bryce Harper For Miscue

One of three things happens when a good team starts to lose. 1. The team rallies behind a leader who portrays a greater poise. 2. The manager makes minor adjustments in the lineup to make sure the team is running on all cylinders. 3. Frustration sets in and fingers start to be pointed, in either the direction of another player or at the player himself. The latter took place after...

Gio Gonzalez wearing Nationals’ Pitching Coach Steve McCatty’s Playgirl Photo

  Washington Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty was in a 1984 issue of Playgirl.  Naturally once word of that got around the clubhouse, Dan Haren had t-shirts with the photo made for his teammates to wear.  In an interview Wednesday, pitcher Gio Gonzalez wore the t-shirt, giving the photo more publicity than McCatty probably wanted and creating a hilarious photo. [@NatitudeProblem]

Stephen Strasburg brushes back Buster Posey

Just Stephen Strasburg brushing back Buster Posey in the sixth inning. You could watch it all day. Strasburg pitched like an Ace tonight, pulled after 7 innings... (vine via MASN/TV) Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.

Next up Washington, are they must win games?

Next up the Washington Nationals for the Memorial Day weekend. Is it too early to say these games are a must win? They are important and they might also help set the table for the season series. The Phillies who are on a two-game winning streak courtesy of Cliff Lee’s 3-0 shutout are two games back behind the second place Nationals. The bats might be coming alive, the first being...

Series Preview- Gnats

Philadelphia Phillies (23-24) @ Washington Nationals (24-23)Pitching Match-Ups:Friday, 7:05 - KK vs. Jordan ZimmermannSaturday, 7:15 - Petite Bone vs. Dan HarenSunday, 1:35 - C'mon Hamels vs. Stephen StrasburgGnats Bats:R - 159 (28th)AVG - .225 (29th)OPS - .653 (29th)For as much flack as the Phils get for their offense, the Nationals is actually worse.  Bryce Harper/RF, Ryan...
Nationals 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
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.