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Why St. Louis Is A Terrible, No Good Place (GUEST POST)

Here’s another guest post from @J_D_P, who previously shared some tough love for Ted Leonsis. There hasn’t been enough hate of the Cardinals in the discussions of the NLDS series so I thought I’d lend my hand. I lived in St. Louis the past three years and was very happy to escape back to civilization. Not all of it is bad. The baseball stadium is great, their sports talk generally...
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October 10, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: RGIII Is Ready To Practice

RGIII will practice today after passing NFL concussion tests. [USAT Sports] The Redskins have used waaay more kickers than other teams. [Bog] Difference between RGIII and Cousins seems more than this. [USAT Sports] Here’s another RGIII clip for his appearance on The League. [Bog] Vote to determine how the City Paper refers to the Redskins. [City Desk] Bryce Harper was kind of a...
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October 10, 2012  |  Discuss

The Redskins Have A New Kicker And His Name Is Kai Forbath

Congratulations, Kai! You’ve been selected to join “a **** parade that’s on a 20-year march back to the Chip Lohmiller era.” Forbath, a 25-year-old who kicked at UCLA, has never played in the NFL. Graham Gano must be PISSED.
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October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Manute Bol’s Son, Bol Bol, Is A Bit Of A Basketball Phenom (VIDEO)

Manute Bol is a Bullets/Wizards icon now and forever, so I figured you’d be interested in taking a look at his son, Bol Bol, a 6′5″ seventh-grader from Kansas. Prep Rally has more.
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October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles-Yankees ALDS Game 2 Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following the O’s 3-1 win over the Yankees … Winners Wei-Yin Chin — The only O’s pitcher to start more than 20 games this year delivered six and one-third of no-earned run baseball. The Yankees will be seeing inside fastballs in their sleep. Darren O’Day and Brian Matusz — Got out of the Chin-induced jam in the seventh. Matusz had a dominant eighth...
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October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Nationals-Cardinals NLDS Game 2 Winners & Losers

I didn’t get to watch much of this, so add your own in the comments, but here are some labels from the Nats’ 12-4 loss at St. Louis. Winners Ryan Zimmerman and Adam LaRoche — Back-to-back jacks were nice. Losers Jordan Zimmermann — Seven hits and five runs in three innings. His second-worst start of the season. Not what the Nats needed heading into the Jackson-Detwiler...
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October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Nats-Cards Game 2 Open Thread

After yesterday’s tepid response, we weren’t going to do another open thread for Game 2, but the Nats are up 1-0 with the three of the possible remaining four games at home, so here we are. As for the image, that was sent by Mr. Irrelevant reader Joe, who saw this ad in Iceland, where Jayson Werth must be kind of a big deal. Matchup: Jordan Zimmermann vs. Jaime Garcia First...
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October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles-Yankees ALDS Game 1 Winners & Losers

I’m not sure we’ll do this for every O’s playoff game, but we’ll do it for this one, a 7-2 loss in Game 1 to New York. Winners Jason Hammel — Hadn’t pitched in a month but matched CC Sabathia for five and two-thirds. Too bad CC went three more. Nate McLouth — Picked up a two-RBI basehit, plating both of Baltimore’s runs. Chris Davis — Made two great defensive...
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October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Nationals-Cardinals NLDS Game 1 Winners & Losers

I’m not sure if we’ll do this for every Nats playoff game, but we’ll do it for this one, a 3-2 win in Game 1 at St. Louis. Winners Tyler Moore – The kid sat for seven-plus innings before digging in for his first playoff at-bat, down 2-1 with two on and two outs, and knocking a basehit the other for the game-tying and -winning RBI’s. Ryan Mattheus — St. Louis was about...
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October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

O’s-Yanks Game 1 Open Thread

“That man was coaching when I was in my dad’s nuts.” ~ Adam Jones on Buck Showalter Line: Orioles +1.5 Time: 6:05 p.m. ET Note: Looks like there’s a rain delay.
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October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Skins-Falcons Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following Skins games. Today, a 24-17 loss to Atlanta. Winners Ryan Kerrigan — Made a terrific pick-six on a screen in the right flat, just like he did last year in his debut, prompting Brian Orakpo to tweet, “My boy @RyanKerrigan91 out there ballin!!! Salt and Pepper.” Alred Morris – Another 115 yards on 6.4 yards/carry. Is the first rookie since Eric...
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October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Nats-Cards Game 1 Open Thread

This is the first playoff baseball game in D.C. since 1933. Act accordingly. Matchup: Gio Gonzalez vs. Adam Wainwright First pitch: 3:07 p.m. ET Line: Nats +1.5
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October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Redskins-Falcons Open Thread

The Falcons are undefeated and an NFC-best +48. The Redskins are 2-2 and winless in their last seven home games. This may not go well. But, if it does, the Skins could find themselves tied for first in the NFC East come sundown. The Nats will also be wrapping up in St. Louis around then, along with the O’s and Yanks starting up in Baltimore. So hold onto your seat cushions, friends...
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October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

O’s Win The Wild Card, Move On To Try And Shock The Yankees

Well, this is pretty amazing. Not only did the Orioles somehow win 93 games this season to secure a Wild Card spot, but tonight they beat the Rangers 5-1 with Joe Saunders, Nate McLouth and J.J. Hardy leading the way. Why not? The Buck Truck rolls on to Sunday, when the O’s host the Yankees after the Skins play the Falcons and the Nats face the Cards. It’s almost too much to...
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October 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles-Rangers Wild Card Open Thread, Because Why Not?

Well, this should be fun, even if statheads suggest Buck should yank Saunders and go to the pen “after retiring Hamilton in the first inning.” It doesn’t make any sense, but neither do these O’s. Enjoy it, Birdland. Line: Orioles +1.5 Time: 8:35 p.m. ET Note: Feel free to discuss the Braves-Cards undercard in this space as well. Winner get the Nats!
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October 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Watch Every Home Run Bryce Harper Hit This Season (VIDEO)

Bryce Harper hit 22 home runs this season, the most by a teenager since Tony Conigliaro hit 24 all the way back when being 19 often meant being married with children. Thanks to YouTube’s ThatHighlightChannel (via @recordsandradio), you can now watch all 22 of them in one tidy 5:10 clip. I will warn you, though, that doing so means hearing Bob Carpenter’s awful “See. You. Later...
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October 05, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: Mystery Of Alfred Morris’ Home-Run TD Celebration Solved

Here’s why Alfred Morris celebrates the same way every time. [Bog] RGIII named NFL Offensive Rookie of Sept., of course. [The Insider] Fun highlights from ESPN the Mag’s big Dan Snyder profile. [Bog] A fantastic preview of tonight’s O’s-Rangers Wild Card game. [Grantland] It’s Yu Darvish vs. Joe Saunders in a pretty uneven matchup. [Camden Chat] Good look at who the Nats...
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October 05, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: O’s Can’t Seize AL East, Play Texas Friday

Orioles stumble in last regular season game, will head to Texas on Friday night for one game Wild Card playoff. [Sun] O’s players weigh in on the final game failure in Tampa. [MASN] Nats clinch top spot in NL, absurdly go on road for first two games. [WaPo] Nats won’t know who they face until Friday night, either STL or ATL. [WaPo] Are the Nats better off playing the Cardinals...
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October 04, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: After 161 Games, O’s, Nats Still Have Plenty To Play For

Both Nats and O’s playoff opponents could be decided tonight. [WaPo, Sun] If not for Red Sox bullpen and Raul Ibanez, the AL East would be tied. [BLS] Latest power rankings have the Nats at No. 1, Orioles at No. 8. [Grantland] Looks like Chris Tillman will start finale for the Orioles. [CSN Baltimore] NL Rookie of the Month Bryce Harper is hitting in the clutch. [Boz] This Philadelphia...
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October 03, 2012  |  Discuss

JMU’s Marching Royal Dukes Has Upside-Down Drummers (VIDEO)

I’m fully aware that a post about JMU is only interesting to about three percent of you, and that a post about the Dukes band is only interesting to about one third of them, so here’s to the one percent. It’s a JMU drumline, featuring two guys playing drums UPSIDE DOWN (wait for it). Semi-related: JMU hoops has some new old school-looking uniforms. (Clip found via Fourth President...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: It’s The Day After Clinchmas

In case you missed it, the Nats won the NL East on a Braves loss. [WaPo] Here’s what the front page of the Post looks like this morning. [Bog] The Nats are tied with Cincy for the best record with two games to play. [NJ] Strasburg made jokes about pitching in the postseason, it seems. [Bog] These Washington baseball artifacts from the HOF are awesome. [Bog] O’s lost to Rays...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Nationals Win The 2012 NL East Championship For Real (PHOTOS)

Here was the scene in Nats Park (via MASN) upon the Braves losing to Pittsburgh, while the Nats were losing to Philly, thus handing the division crown to Washington for the first time since before any of us were even born. You can already buy your NL East champs gear on Nats.com, but I’m going to hold off until I know for sure that they aren’t going to when the World Series...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper Is A Phenom Which Is On Fire

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 actually...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: The O’s Clinch A Spot In The Playoff To The Actual Playoffs

O’s sweep the Sox and clinch a wild card spot. [Camden Chat, CC] O’s team plane had to make an emergency stop overnight. [Melewski] Six reasons why the surprise O’s are in the playoff. [USA TODAY Sports] Jim Johnson becomes the 10th pitcher to save 50 games. [Melewski] Nats lose in St. Louis, can clinch the NL East race in D.C. tonight. [WaPo] Mike Morse hit an amazing phantom...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

RGIII Called the Plays

Just when you thought the game-winning drive conducted by RGIII couldn’t get any more awesome, he up and says that he had to call some of the plays himself after his headset went out. I love this man so much. RELATED: Re-live that terrifying field goal in GIF form.
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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