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Spotted: Ovi’s Ridiculous Mercedes, Now With a New Paint Job

We were first made familiar with Ovi’s understated 2010 Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG Black Series by Steinz a couple years ago. Then it was covered with a flat black paint job. But now it has a new look, as spotted by the Youngest Mottram on Thursday morning: Still an amazing vehicle, although could do without the Rangers colors right about now. Another photo of the car, and Beef’s...
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May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Nats PR Says America’s Most Beautiful City Is … Pittsburgh

As tweeted by @NationalsPR, which is “the official Twitter page of the Washington Nationals Baseball Media Relations Department,” during last night’s Nats-Pirates game at PNC Park (via D.C. Sports Bog): Now, PNC Park is a beautiful ballpark, and I don’t find Pittsburgh itself to be particularly ugly, but really? You’re the PR arm of the Nationals and you’re hailing Pittsburgh...
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May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: First-Place Nats And O’s Felled By Awesome Home Runs

Nats lose in Pittsburgh on walk-off HR as Zim and LaRoche return. [WaPo] Josh Hamilton hits four two-run HR against the Orioles. [The Sun] MLB fines Rizzo for his comments on *********** Cole Hamels. [Nats Journal] The brothers Ripken agree with Rizzo’s assessment of Hamels. [Bog] Rizzo keeps talking about Hamels, being “old school,” etc. [Jason Reid] Nats to rely on Bernadina...
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May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: Caps Fans Kicked In The Nuts, Again

Caps lose heartbreaker, give up goal w/ 6 secs left in OT loss. [WaPo] A guide to decompressing after Game 5, which is pretty hard to do. [RMNB] Silver lining: maybe the Caps play best with backs to the wall. [HMcFB] Craig Laughlin watches the Caps from his hospital bed. [DCSBN] Tonight’s Nats lineup to be w/o Werth, w/ Zim, LaRoche. [CSNW] Figuring out where the Nats rank among...
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May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

See You In August, Jayson Werth

The news on Jayson Werth’s broken wrist gets worse. According to Bill Ladson, he will be out “at least 12 weeks” after undergoing surgery on Monday. This puts his return at the beginning of August. So yeah, pretty awful news there. Werth’s been the team’s second best hitter with an .810 OPS this season. But on the bright side, Zimmerman and LaRoche are both set to return...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Rizzo Calls Out Hamels’ ‘Chicken ******* Beaning Of Harper

Cole Hamels intentionally hit Bryce Harper on Sunday night because … he’s a rookie? He’s getting too much attention? No one’s really sure. But we are sure that it was intentional, because Hamels admitted as much Monday morning. This caused Nats GM Mike Rizzo to react. And react in the most awesome way possible. Via Adam Kilgore at The Post: “Players take care of themselves...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

3 Ridiculous Things Said About RGIII After Redskins Minicamp

“He’s the starter. Period.” That would be Mike Shanahan, impressed with young Robert Griffin III’s performance through five practices during the Redskins’ three-day rookie minicamp. It’s not a surprising sentiment when you consider that every QB taken in the top five since 2008 has started in Week 1 (via Real Redskins), but the timing caught me off guard. As Matt Terl...
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May 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom Decks Artem Anisimov, Scores Goal (VIDEO)

It’s going back to New York 2-2, folks. Game 5 at MSG Monday night.
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May 05, 2012  |  Discuss

The Caps Correspondent’s Night In D.C. With Lord Stanley’s Cup

Our Caps correspondent, Brad Parker, returns to light your fire for the rest of Caps-Rangers and beyond. You won’t regret reading this one. You know those stories where our hero has a goal, a dream really, something amazingly unattainable that normal people like you and I would never even consider trying to achieve. They work their whole life with singular focus and eventually...
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May 04, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: It’s #NATITUDE Time

Byce Harper, Ross Detwiler lift Nats over D-Backs. [Fed. Baseball] Harper delivers another RBI, appears to have no ceiling. [Nats Enq.] Even on the Left Coast, folks know Harper is the real deal. [SFC] Tonight begins “Take Back The Park” Nats-Phils series. [WSJ] Philly Sucks: Fans still plan to “March on Washington.” [PDN] J-Reid: Nats can make statement, kick “unwanted”...
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May 04, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: Caps Lose In 3OT Despite Matt Hendricks’ Killer Kabong

Caps lose Game 3 to Rangers 2-1 in triple overtime. Ouch. [Japers', RMNB] Video: Matt Hendricks nails New York’s Ryan McDonagh. [Russian Machine] Braden Holtby’s mom stars on NBC’s broadcast of the game. [Bog] Caps fans respond to Rangers fans with Ovi chant of their own. [Bog] The Caps don’t have much luck when it comes to 3OT. [Homer McFanboy] Nats snap skid on Harper’s...
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May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

The 12 Best Mustaches In Orioles History (AKA The Dirty Dozen)

Today’s guest post comes from Doug Ramey, the proprietor of D.C. sports blog Fatpickled. Follow him on Twitter and enjoy his admiration for lip fur. There’s no doubt Nick Johnson has brought a pretty impressive mustache to the 2012 Orioles roster. But let’s be honest, his ’stache has gotten around the league like Kim Kardashian gets around NBA locker rooms. The Yankees, Marlins...
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May 02, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: O’s Beat Yankees, Pass Nats

The O’s beat the Yankees to snap Brian Matusz’ 12-game losing streak and give Buck Showalter his 1,000th win. They also now have a better record than the Nats. [The Sun, Camden Chat] The Nats lose Harper’s debut because they can’t hit. [WaPo] Boz waxes on about Harper’s debut. [Thomas Boswell] Ryan Zimmerman is throwing again, could return Sunday. [Nats Journal] Bundy...
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May 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Scenes From Bryce Harper’s D.C. Debut, Starring An Amazing Toss

Bryce Harper’s Nats Park debut just wrapped with the D.C. nine losing their fifth straight, but here are some fun images gathered via our friend Andy Peden and MASN’s broadcast. (Note: We should have more tomorrow via Mathew Brown. If you have some too, send them in.) First, this is where Harper caught a sacrifice fly. Bob Carpenter estimated it at 270-280 feet from home plate...
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May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Get Caps-Rangers, Bryce Harper Debut Tickets For Low-Low Prices

Here are a couple of infographics from TiqIQ, which powers Mr. Irrelevant Tickets. First up is the Caps-Rangers series, where prices for tickets in Washington are significantly lower than those in New York. Get in the door tomorrow night for as low as $133. And here’s the infographic showing price fluctuation for Bryce Harper’s home debut tonight. I know it’s last-minute...
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May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Want: RGIII’s First Redskins Card

WhoSayPhotoEmbed.create({vanityRoot: "http://www.whosay.com/robertgriffiniii", clientName: "Robert Griffin III", vanityLink: "http://www.whosay.com/robertgriffiniii/photos/166275", photoId: "http://media.whosay.com/166275/166275_lawm.jpg", title: "Well my first trading card from @PaniniAmerica is out everybody. #HTTR I'm in my @Redskins...
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May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Six Awesome Visuals From Bryce Harper’s MLB Debut Weekend

Guest blogger Mathew Brown returns to recap Bryce Harper’s arrival. Bryce Harper made his Major League debut over the weekend. He collected two hits, one RBI, a walk, a sac fly and a K. He also made two memorable defensive plays. He was even better than I could have hoped for. In case you missed the action, here are three strikes for each of the games. Saturday, April 28: Nats...
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May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper Plays Softball With The Common People (VIDEO)

Nats Enquirer and Big League Stew are all over this, as they should be, as it’s Bryce Harper taking a few hacks on a softball diamond in the shadow of the Washington Monument. And the best part is, he actually whiffs before popping up to right field. Meaning, he’d probably bat near the bottom of your beer-league lineup.
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May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: Caps Take Home-Ice From Rangers On Ovi Game-Winner

Caps steal Game 2 at MSG, even the Rangers series 1-1. [Japers' Rink] Video: Ovechkin mocks Rangers fans after his GWG. [Puck Daddy, RMNB] Video: Jason Chimera’s goal-scoring sequence is wild. [SBNDC] This sign greeted the Caps upon arrival at Dulles last night. [RMNB] Some fun new Caps t-shirts for you, including “Holtbeast.” [RMNB] An excellent analysis of Bryce Harper’s...
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May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Roundtable: Terps Can’t Suspend Stoglin Because Stoglin’s Leaving

So Terrell Stoglin is declaring for the NBA Draft after Maryland suspended him (and Mychal Parker) for next season. Do the Terps still look like a Tournament team next year? JP Finlay: Once the Stoglin news came out this morning I got about 20 texts in five minutes. Almost every one contained three letters: “WTF?” I don’t know how things got here. Whispers suggest weed infractions...
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April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: Bryce Harper Reality Better Than Bryce Harper Hype

Nats swept in LA, but Harper shows talent in field and at plate. [USAT] Dodger fans don’t take kindly to Bryce, including this moon shot. [Nats Enq.] Bryce rocks a skullet and a lot of eye black. [Big League Stew, Bog] Desperate for offense, Nats also bring up big-hitter Tyler Moore. [FB] Caps look for more emotion to steal Game 2 win in MSG. [Wash. Times] Breakdown of Caps picture...
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April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Guest Column: Bryce Harper Is Here, Right Where He Should Be

Bryce Harper’s arrival is too cool. Here to discuss is Mathew Brown. Tonight, April 28, 2012, sometime around 9 p.m. ET, Bryce Harper will see his first Major League action. He will almost certainly fail. He’s not ready yet. And yet, I must admit, he shouldn’t be anywhere else. The doubters out there are calling this a panic move by a team with a bad offense that is trying...
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April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Ready or Not, Here Comes Bryce Harper

Some things move ahead of schedule. With the Nats currently in first place despite an anemic offense, the team’s brain trust decided it was time to give 19-year-old Bryce Harper a call. As The Washington Post reported, Harper will make his Major League debut tomorrow in Dodger Stadium. Harper joins the roster as Ryan Zimmerman heads to the DL with a shoulder injury. The move prompts...
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April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: A New Era Begins

After months of speculation, Robert Griffin III is officially a Redskin. [WaPo] Very cool video of fan reaction to the RGIII pick. [Hogs Haven] The ceiling for RGIII is very, very high. It’s ok to be excited. [SC] It’s a good time to be a DC sports fan, could get much better. [WaPo] Other spots for Skins to cover in draft, next pick in 3rd round. [DCSBN] Caps-Rangers second...
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April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Robert Griffin III Is A Redskin

No pressure, kid, no diamonds.
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April 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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