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So Cutter Dykstra and Jamie-Lynn Sigler got engaged...

So Lenny Dykstra's kid got engaged to Tony Soprano's daughter. "ZOMG!" "Amazeball news!" etc. says Perez Hilton. File under:  Cutter Dykstra continues to make Mike Rizzo look like a genius for the Nyjer Morgan trade. Whatever Nats minor league affiliate he ends up at this year needs to pull together a "Sopranos Night" promotion or something...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Detwiler, Storen, and Werth play Jeopardy at NatsFest

Seems only fitting that on the same weekend Bryce Harper's "That's a Clown Question, Bro" showed up as a category on Jeopardy,  NatsFest would feature Ross Detwiler, Drew Storen, and Jayson Werth playing Nats Jeopardy with MASN's F.P. Santangelo playing the role of Alex Trebek. Video above via lfahome. Werth stole the show... Here's a shot of Werth (jokingly...
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January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Drew Storen gets a standing ovation at NatsFest

The last time Nationals fans saw Drew Storen, well...you know. Up above, video (via RollinWelshman) of Storen getting a standing ovation from fans during a Q&A at NatsFest. And here's Storen on the standing O, via James Wagner of the Washington Post: "That’s the type of stuff that really makes you feel special. The amount of support has been incredible."...
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January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Drew Storen found out about the Rafael Soriano deal on Twitter

Via Nats Insider, Drew Storen found out about the signing of Rafael Soriano on Twitter. Apparently Storen immediately called Tyler Clippardf: "I just saw it on Twitter and I called him and I said, 'have you seen this?’ We were like, ‘what?’" (Drew Storen, via Nats Insider, 1/26/2013) Both Storen and Clippard said all the right things yesterday at NatsFest...
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January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper forgot his winter jacket today

So what if it was below freezing all day in DC on Saturday? Up above, a photo of Bryce Harper standing in the cold on the corner of 7th and Mt. Vernon outside the Washington Convention Center after NatsFest. Jacket? No jacket. And yes, that's Jayson Werth and Danny Espinosa all snug and warm in their beards and winter coats in front of the kid to the left and right. This...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: A bespectacled Jayson Werth discusses winning, might have been living in a forest for the past three months.

In the video above (via CSNWashington.com) a bespectacled Jayson Werth and his impressive beard comment on DC as a baseball town at NatsFest on Saturday: "The exciting thing is the town is supporting the baseball team now...that's what we hoped for. I said that when I signed here, it would take us winning to get that to happen." If not for the glasses, we...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Nats unveil William Howard Taft, who is not fat at all

Up above, the video (by quakerwildcat via LetTeddyWin) of the introduction of the 5th Racing President, William Howard Taft, at NatsFest on Saturday. In a somewhat disappointing twist, the Taft character is not fat at all. We were hoping for a sumo suit. Oh well: (Photo via @vurnisNBC) Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss
IT'S ABOUT TIME

'Clown question, bro' appears on Jeopardy

As noted here, here, and just about everywhere, Bryce Harper's "That's a Clown Question, Bro" showed up as a category on Jeopardy Friday night. According to Yahoo Sports, the category focused on - you guessed it - questions about clowns. I'll take "That's a Clown Question, Bro" for $2000, Alex. (First image via @BenMasur; second image via...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Nationals name William Howard Taft new Racing President

And so, after all the rumors, speculation, and passionate debate, the Nationals will name William Howard Taft as the next Racing President, as first reported by Dan Steinberg over at DC Sports Bog. Minutes later, the Nationals posted a follow on story, with additional details about "Bill", like,  he has his own Twitter account: @NatsBigChief27. There's Taft at a Washington...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss
LIKE HIS HEAD, BUT BIGGER

Bryce Harper poses with giant head cutout

So Bryce Harper and his girlfriend Kayla Varner were at the UNLV basketball game last night, and some students brought a giant Bryce Harper head. Thankfully, Harper and Varner posed with the big head, and posted to their respective Twitter accounts. Certainly not what Davey Johnson had in mind when he jokingly said of Bryce Harper at the BBWAA meeting in New York last Saturday...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Just John Lannan working out with John Mayberry Jr.

And so, while you're sitting around dreaming up silver linings after the Braves completed a trade for Justin Upton earlier today which leaves them with an outfield of Upton, Upton, and Heyward, enjoy the photo above of John Lannan working out with new Phillies teammate John Mayberry Jr. Yeah, it'll sure be strange the first time Lannan takes the mound at Nationals Park...
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Nixon's the One?

And so, with all the rumors and speculation swirling around who the 5th Racing President will be at Nationals Park this year, we're throwing our vote firmly behind Richard Nixon. Unfortunately, people who know stuff and are usually right are refusing to confirm or deny our pick for us. Guess we'll just have to wait for NatsFest: (Photoshop via the great @ambp77...
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Kevin Millar pulls a Brent Musberger over Danny Espinosa's girlfriend

That impressive photo of Danny Espinosa's Beard posing with Danny Espinosa and his girlfriend @SarabethMosher at Ryan Zimmerman's wedding was discussed at length during Wednesday night's edition of Intentional Talk on MLB Network. And Kevin Millar pulled a Brent Musberger in the process, and revealed that Espinosa's girlfriend went as far to block him on Twitter earlier...
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss
HAIR TO SPARE

Nats infielder now sporting massive beard

When we last checked in with Danny Espinosa's huge beard, it was signing autographs for kids and spreading Holiday cheer. Update: Espinosa's beard is alive and well, judging by the the photo above in which Danny Espinosa and his girlfriend posed with Espinosa's Beard at Ryan Zimmerman's wedding a few weeks ago in D.C. Indeed, Espinosa's Beard seems poised to give...
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Video of Davey Johnson at the BBWAA dinner on Saturday

Your browser does not support iframes. Up above, video (via MLB.com) of Davey Johnson's speech at the BBWAA dinner in New York on Saturday night where he was honored for winning NL Manager of the Year. Highlights include Davey thanking Mets manager Terry Collins for trading R.A. Dickey out of the NL East, and thanking Chipper Jones for retiring. His closing line is pretty good...
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Gio Gonzalez gets his own Day

Gio Gonzalez was honored by his home town of Hileah, FL last night. Up above, via Gio, a pic of the proclamation from the Mayor of the City of Hileah, declaring January 8, 2013 as "Giovany Aramis 'Gio' Gonzalez Day. So, a belated Happy Gio Gonzalez Day, everyone! (Photo via @GioGonzalez47) Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Video of Bryce Harper receiving his NL ROY award at the BBWAA dinner

Up above, video (via MLB.com) of Bryce Harper in a tuxedo and new big-boy haircut receiving his National League Rookie of the Year award at the BBWAA dinner in New York on Saturday night. Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Roger Bernadina will wear Frank Howard's #33

Since baseball returned to Washington in 2005, we're fairly certain that only one player (Edwin Jackson) has worn the #33 of Washington's beloved baseball icon, Frank Howard. But when Roger Bernadina gave up his jersey number (#2) to new National Denard Span a few weeks back, Bernadina needed a new number. The Shark announced on Twitter yesterday that he would take #33. ...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Video of the Racing Presidents at the Kids Inaugural Ball

Up above, video of the Racing Presidents at the Kid's Inaugural Ball Saturday night. Teddy lost, and apparently Nick Cannon was confused by the whole Racing Presidents thing. We're slightly disappointed to hear that George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy didn't coordinate with Katy Perry and go with skimpy stars and stripes leotards. Meanwhile, over at Let Teddy Win, a complete...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Here's Bryce Harper in a tux with neat haircut, accepting his NL Rookie of the Year award last night in NYC

So Bryce Harper and Davey Johnson were in NYC last night to receive their respective NL Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year awards, and Davey introduced Harper to the crowd: "Well, I’m not really going to say anything good about him. His head is too big already. Nah, I’m just kidding." (Davey Johnson on Bryce Harper, via Washington Post, 1/20/2013) ...
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January 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Just Gio Gonzalez riding a little BMX bike

Another offseason day, another picture of Gio Gonzalez on Instagram. This time, he's riding a little BMX bike with his tongue hanging out. How many days until pitchers and catchers report again? (Photo via @GioGonzalez47) Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.
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January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Davey on Nationals three-headed bullpen monster: "I will go with the guy I think is best"

So MLB.com's Bill Ladson checked in with Davey Johnson on the Rafael Soriano signing, which went down while Davey was on vacation in Africa. Sounds like Davey was as surprised by the move as everyone else, and despite Mike Rizzo essentially proclaiming Soriano as the Nats closer, Davey told Ladson he'd make the call on who closes: "Things work out. I know Clip wanted...
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January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Just Gio Gonzalez hanging out with Sweet Brown last night in Oklahoma City

Of all the random photos posted on Twitter/Instagram this offseason of Gio Gonzalez hanging out with random people, the photo above of Gio hanging with internet meme/sensation Sweet Brown Thursday night in Oklahoma City after accepting the Warren Spahn Award from the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame takes the cake. Pic above via @TeamSweetBrown. And so, that photo inspired a hash...
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January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve McCatty on Drew Storen: "He’s a little upset"

So the Washington Post's Adam Kilgore checked in with Steve McCatty, who checked in with Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard after the Nationals signed Rafael Soriano to be their closer. Despite quotes from McCatty stating that both took the news "like professionals", reading between the lines it sounds like Storen took the news much harder than Clippard. McCatty on Storen...
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January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Drew Storen loses his job, gets a raise.

Nationals and Drew Storen agree to 1-year, $2.5 Million deal, avoid quite possibly the worst arbitration hearing ever. So on the same day Mike Rizzo revealed that Drew Storen had lost his closing job to Rafael Soriano, Storen got a $2 Million raise and as a bonus got to avoid an arbitration hearing that likely would have led to even more hurt feelings. Timing is everything....
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January 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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