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Umpire boots Atlanta Braves fan for profanely taunting Bryce Harper (video)

Razzing — even flat-out taunting — of visiting ballplayers by hometown fans has long been an integral part of baseball. Catcalls, boos, even not-so-nice things about the player and his family (sometimes true but usually not) are all part of the game day experience, something that players usually just shrug off and ignore. That was […] The post Umpire boots Atlanta Braves fan...
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Watch: Nationals players celebrate, pop champagne and dance in clubhouse

The Washington Nationals clinched their second NL East title in three years on Tuesday night after defeating their division rivals in Atlanta, 3-0. And they celebrated like champions do. Star players Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg were pretty pumped about it. And in case you missed the moment when they clinched and began to celebrate on the field, this photo...
Via The Sports Daily
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Washington Nationals clinch NL East

Your browser does not support iframes. The Washington Nationals won their second National League East title in three seasons by beating the Atlanta Braves, 3-0, at Turner Field on Tuesday night. “We are so proud of this organization,” said Ted Lerner, managing principal owner of the Nationals. “Watching them clinch their second NL East division championship in three years...
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WATCH: Adam LaRoche's Son Gets Beer Shower Celebrating NL East Pennant With the Washington Nationals

In the coming days baseball fans are going to see their favorite teams act like complete idiots and waste thousands of dollars in champagne and beer as they celebrate winning their respective division pennants. It's silly, but it's what they do and it's something every boy wishes he can do someday.Tuesday night when the Washington Nationals won the NL East Adam LaRoche...
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Nationals pop bottles after clinching division title

The Washington Nationals clinched their second National League East division title in three years after beating the Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Tuesday. That sparked a huge champagne-filled celebration in the visitor’s locker room of Turner Field. Here are some of the best images captured on Twitter and beyond of the Nationals division-winning celebration. Take off the cleats and pop...
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More scenes from the Nats' NL East clinch party in Atlanta

Before the strobe lights, fog machine, and cans of beer, there was Adam LaRoche hugging his son Drake on the field moments after the Nats finished off the Braves to clinch the NL East. And then, there were strobe lights, fog machines, cans of beer, and so on, in no particular order (All screencaps via MLB.TV/MASN video). Please leave your spikes by the door: ...
Via Nationals Enquirer
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Photo: Bryce Harper wears fireman’s hat during NL East title celebration

A typical postgame playoff clinching celebration involves champagne, beer, and players wearing goggles while letting loose in the clubhouse. That was certainly the case on Tuesday night, when the Washington Nationals locked up the NL East by beating the Atlanta Braves, 3-0, at Turner Field for the club’s second division title in three years. Bryce Harper went a bit further, wearing...
Via The Sports Daily
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Nats clinch NL East

The Washington Nationals are heading back to October. By virtue of a 3-0 win in Atlanta over the Braves on Tuesday night, the Nationals clinched their second NL East championship in three seasons. Even sweeter for the team must be the fact that the clinched the title at Turner Field. A year ago, the Braves won the NL East, shocking a Nationals team that was a chic World Series pick...
Via The Outside Corner
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nats Clinch: Beast Of The East

The Washington Nationals are champions of the NL East! The Nats capturing the division for the second time in three years, with a 3-0 win over the Braves on Tuesday night. The Nationals now lead the NL East by 12.5 games, the largest lead in all the majors. The margin is also the biggest in Washington baseball history, dating back to 1900. Showing nerves of steel, Roark pitched like...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Bryce Harper exits with light-headedness

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was lifted for a pinch hitter, Nate Schierholtz, in the fourth inning of Monday night's game in Atlanta, according to James Wagner of the Washington Post. Schierholtz remained in the game to play left field.Nationals announcer Bob Carpenter said Harper experienced light-headedness. Several Nats players have had the flu recently...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Zimmerman to begin rehab games

Ryan Zimmerman may be taking another step closer to returning back to the Washington Nationals, as Matt Williams explained. Matt Williams said Ryan Zimmerman went thru a full workout at Instructional Lg today & is expected to play 3 inn (offense & defense) tmrw — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) September 15, 2014 Rough plan for Zim to play 3 inn tomorrow, then 5, then...
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The Washington Nationals: More Than Big Names

When the Washington Nationals won 98 games in 2012, the team reached the postseason for the first time since the move to Washington. It was also the their first playoff appearance since the Montreal Expos made it in 1981. The Nats’ run of course included shutting down Stephen Strasburg, who wound up on the disabled list in 2013 anyway. With the rash of Tommy John surgeries this...
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Matt Williams and Nationals coaches stop for ice cream while jogging (Video)

Apparently the Nats will be featured on an episode of "Mission October" on FS1 tonight at 7, in which Matt Williams is seen on one of his "camaraderie runs" with some of his coaches, in which Williams dons a white headband, and third base coach Bob Henley stops for ice cream. Memo to Washington Nationals marketing staff - please distribute Matt Williams headbands...
Via Nationals Enquirer
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals rookies had to dress as ballerinas

And so, the Washington Nationals rookies dressed as ballerinas for their trip to Atlanta, where they have a pretty good chance of clinching the NL East. Of course, nothing will ever beat the 2011 rookie class as Smurfs; or the 2012 rookie class as Olympic Gymnasts. (Photo via @JLobaton21's Instagram account)
Via Nationals Enquirer
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jayson Werth kicked out of Nats' fantasy football league

It turns out that Jayson Werth was that guy in the Washington Nationals’ fantasy football league. The outfielder is in the fourth year of a seven-year, $126 million contract with the Nats, but that didn’t stop him from being so late with his league payment that his teammates decided it would be best to kick him out. “We kicked Jayson Werth out of the league this year,” reliever...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss
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