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Good slams happen to good people

I was experiencing a bit of deja vu Monday night in Milwaukee as Josh Willingham had his career night with 2 grand slams and 8 RBIs. I was broadcasting at Dodger Stadium in April, 1999 when Fernando Tatis of the Cardinals hit 2 grand slams...in the same inning off the same pitcher! Somehow, Chan Ho Park was still in the game the second time

Just over two hours of brilliance

Baseball is a simple and beautiful game when things work together, and John Lannan had it all working Tuesday night at Nationals Park. His second career complete game, also his first shutout, was the first whitewash by any pitcher, home or visitor, in the brief history of the stadium. It was the Nats’ first shutout since Pedro Astacio did it to the Braves on

So long Manny and thanks!

I exchanged brief emails with Manny Acta last evening, and I’m convinced he will be fine as he pursues his next baseball endeavor, or as someone else pursues him. He is a confident, classy and spiritual man who answers to a higher power and isn’t afraid to admit it. In his mind, it’s not all about him, and he’s okay with that. He will

Nats pitchers need to be very good this week

Craig Stammen gets the opening assignment Monday night on what will be a very challenging seven-day, eight-game road trip to Colorado and Houston. The suspended game to be played in Houston Thursday evening (7:00 p.m. on MASN with the regular game at 8:00) will make for eight game results this week, so it’s a different kind of scenario. Coors Field and Minute Maid Park

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