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Archive for the 'Washington Nationals' Category

Soriano Headed To The Cubs

by @ Monday, November 20th, 2006. Filed under Baseball, Sports, Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals may be regretting not trading away Alfonso Soriano when they had the chance, because now he’s signed a multi-year deal with the Cubs and they’ve got nothing to show for it: That slugger Alfonso Soriano is leaving the Washington Nationals is hardly a shock, given the club’s long-term vision of rebuilding a […]

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

by @ Sunday, August 13th, 2006. Filed under Baseball, New York Mets, Sports, Washington Nationals

Today, Kellie and I took our second trip of the season to RFK Stadium, this time to watch the Washington Nationals take on the National League East leading New York Mets. Much our last visit in June, today was very much of a pitching duel, with both teams kept hitless until the fourth inning. The […]

Good News for D.C. Baseball Fans

by @ Saturday, August 5th, 2006. Filed under Baseball, Sports, Washington Nationals

No, the Nationals aren’t somehow magically in first place this weekend, but, when that happens, at least most of the people who live in the area will be able to watch the games. Comcast has settled its dispute with MASM and will broadcast Nationals games starting in September: Washington Nationals fans in the Baltimore-Washington region […]

Soriano Stays A National

by @ Monday, July 31st, 2006. Filed under Baseball, Sports, Washington Nationals

It surprises the heck out of me, but the trade deadline has passed, and Alfonso Soriano is still playing for the Washington Nationals: SAN FRANCISCO, July 31 — Despite a flurry of activity and late bids by several teams, Monday’s trade deadline passed — and, in an upset, Alfonso Soriano is still a Washington National. […]

On The Block

by @ Wednesday, July 26th, 2006. Filed under Baseball, Sports, Washington Nationals

The acquisition of left fielder Alfonsio Soriano was one of the biggest things to happen to the Washington Nationals since they moved to D.C. Now, with the Nationals floundering in the N.L. East and the trade deadline approaching, it’s looking increasingly likely that Soriano may leave: The man in the middle of the market sat […]

Washington Nationals No Longer An Orphan

by @ Saturday, July 22nd, 2006. Filed under Baseball, Sports, Washington Nationals

As of Monday, the Washington Nationals will no longer be the only baseball team without an owner, because that’s when the sale of the team to The Lerner Group will be finalized. WASHINGTON — On a day when the Nationals revealed their new fan experience and had a come-from-behind victory at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium […]

Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Baseball

by @ Friday, July 14th, 2006. Filed under Baseball, Right to Contract, Sports, Washington Nationals

One continuing controversy in the Washington, DC area since the return of the Washington Nationals has been the fact that its not easy to see them on television here. In order to obtain his consent to a team in Washington, Major League Baseball basically gave Baltimore Orioles owner complete control of the Nationals’ media rights. […]

Nationals 3 Yankees 2

by @ Monday, June 19th, 2006. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports, Washington Nationals

It didn’t turn out the way I would’ve hoped, but it sure was one heck of a way to end a ball game. Fathers are supposed to think positively, particularly on Father’s Day. But the telling part about Keith Zimmerman’s eldest son is that his teammates, his Hall of Fame manager, thought the same was […]

Yanks vs. Nats Day Two

by @ Sunday, June 18th, 2006. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports, Washington Nationals

Unfortunately for fans of the Yankees, yesterday’s game did not go quite as well as Friday night’s The day could have ended hours earlier, shortly after New York Yankees center fielder Johnny Damon launched a grand slam. The pinstriped fans at RFK Stadium howled and danced, celebrating a seven-run lead. In between innings, Damon gazed […]

Yanks vs. Nats Day One

by @ Saturday, June 17th, 2006. Filed under Baseball, General, New York Yankees, Sports, Washington Nationals

The last time the New York Yankees played a regular season baseball game in Washington, DC was on September 30, 1971, the last day the second incarnation of the Washington Senators played, and it wasn’t a happy scene: In the final game, RFK Stadium was filled with angry jilted fans that continually interrupted play by […]

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